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In Devotion


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futzpucker

 Genre: Acoustic

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This song was written by improvising on the piano in a church at night. Only the lights above the piano are on; the rest of the church is dark. The large, vacant room creates a smooth natural reverb. It's an inspiring atmosphere to create music.
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Comments: 58
Fans: 21
Plays: 593
Downloads: 91
Votes: 25
Uploaded: May 31, 2004 - 07:49:31 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2007 - 12:57:24 AM Last Played: Apr 18, 2019 - 08:47:49 AM
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s0mmeil said 5493 days ago (June 1st, 2004)
pretty
I like the way the chords progress, and some of their
forms (sustains, add 9s or whatever they are... it's late :).

Thanks for that.
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TobinMueller said 5493 days ago (June 1st, 2004)
Excellent piano
Sweet and pretty. Simple and heartfelt. I love the playing
without a metronome, the open feel. Inspired.
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penguinsocks said 5492 days ago (June 2nd, 2004)
pocahontas
it reminds me of "can you sing with all the voices of the
mountain, can you paint with all the colours of the
wiiiiind.." just the progression.
very nicely done, though. pretty and effectively simple. i
like how it's not all bap bap bap bap it's baaaap baap....
bap baaaaap.. without the bap. it's gentle. mmm...

i really need to play piano again. thank you for the
inspiration!
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mulletsrock said 5484 days ago (June 10th, 2004)
forest through the pillars
you brought the forest into church. the forest is the greatest cathedral, no?
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mood indigo said 5475 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Lyrical without lyrics
Hey there: I enjoyed this piece. Very contemplative but
also expansive, like someone reaching for the sky. Fresh
and expressive. Nice work.
_nderscore said 5367 days ago (October 4th, 2004)
inspirational
hey futzpucker (gotta be careful how i type that!). you are
really wonderful on the keys. beautiful tune
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futzpucker said 5364 days ago (October 8th, 2004)
inspirational
Thank you, Mr. Score. Nice of you to go find this song after so long, listen,
and then actually leave a comment. A very pleasant surprise, highly
appreciated.
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said 5356 days ago (October 16th, 2004)
Beautiful...
This stills my busy soul, to stop, and listen.
Quietly, the realization returns.
He is there.
futzpucker said 5354 days ago (October 18th, 2004)
Beautiful...
Thank you, Jack.

To still a busy soul... It is an honor to hear that.

Your words went all the way in. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

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said 5295 days ago (December 16th, 2004)
Applause
I love the freedom of expression in this. The waves of
emotion that illuminate like shafts of colored light
through the clerestory. Magnificent.
futzpucker said 5290 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
Applause
Thank you very much for your very generous, descriptive, even poetic, words,
Richard. It is very gratifying to know this song affected you. I appreciate your
listening and commenting, the song having been posted so long ago.

I'm moved and inspired by what you wrote here.

Thank you.
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Mystified said 5283 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Peace, be still....
From the first notes of this piece, I hear a sort of
'conversation....'
A child's plaintive, repeated appeals, very gently and
lovingly answered and reaffirmed until, at last, all is
resolved to assurance and peace.
The notes are pure poetry--without a single word uttered.
Remarkable.

thank you :)
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futzpucker said 5281 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
Peace, be still....
I wish I were able to tell you how much the words you left here affected me.
That this song was able to evoke the images you mentioned, that you used
the word "poetry" to describe an instrumental piece... This means so much to
me.

Thank you so very much for listening and giving me the wonderful gift of
your comments. I am very grateful.
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thetiler said 5155 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
nice tune nice pic
I've enjoyed this as well as all your tunes.
To me your one of the most talented keyboardist here at MJ.

Just a great talent

Thanks
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Scott Carmichael said 4831 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
thank you
I will go to bed with that... you took me back 30 years.... i learned to
play piano in an empty church... maybe it just personal for me but you
captured that solitude and intimacy

goodnight
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mvh9591 said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Nice work
I enjoyed this one very much. Nice work Mr. Futzpucker
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maxruehl said 4805 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Very Moving
A rather melancholy piece, masterfully played. I'd forgotten how
moving a solo piano can be, but this track brought that right back into
focus for me. I'm just beginning to explore (and, tentatively, share)
here at MJ, so I haven't heard a lot yet, but I doubt I'd hear much better
than this. This is the 3rd piece I've heard of yours and, so far, my
favorite. Thanks very much for sharing it.
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Bubowski said 4764 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
Love the Chord Progressions
Nice harmonic progression in an improvised piece. Very inspiring both musically and emotionally.
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futzpucker said 4759 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Love the Chord Progressions
Thank you, Graham. When someone uses the word "inspiring" about my work, I
am very moved.

I appreciate your taking the time to listen and tell me your reaction. Very kind of
you...
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stacey said 4752 days ago (June 12th, 2006)
Amazing.
I would love to be able to create music like that on the piano. It is
absolutely stunning. And, although it's only one instrument, nothing is
missing. Not one thing. Thanks for sharing.
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futzpucker said 4734 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
Amazing.
Stacey, this is very gratifying to read. I consider a solo piano piece like this more
intimate than my more fully orchestrated pieces, so when someone connects
with this song it is rewarding on a deep level. Thank you so much for listening
with your heart and leaving this generous comment.
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MunichG said 4648 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
Intimate
I think intimate is a really good word to describe this... You feel like
you're having a conversation with someone, one on one. Very nice.
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futzpucker said 4619 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
I am grateful
Thank you very much, Mr. Munich, for hearing this exactly the way I intended it.

A wonderful feeling happens when communication takes place on this level. I
appreciate your telling me this.
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scratch_harris said 4636 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
You got me at hello
From the first chord.
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futzpucker said 4618 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Nice of you to tell me that
Mr. Harris, I appreciate your comment. I didn't expect too many people here to
connect with this song - when it happens I am very grateful. Thank you.
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blaky smith said 4619 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Very nice
I enjoyed this one very much and I'm sorry, my language is too limited
to say all the sensations ...
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futzpucker said 4618 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
All the language you need
Mr. Smith, if you enjoyed the piece, that's more than enough for me. Thank you
for finding this song and really listening to it. That is a gift to me, and I
appreciate it.
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slide said 4616 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
I really....
...enjoy the mood you convey with your playing. Right in tune with my
soul at the moment it seems! Good stuff.
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futzpucker said 4616 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
So nice to hear this...
It's a great feeling to know that a song I wrote is in tune with the soul of a
talented musician halfway around the world. Thank you for telling me this.

This kind of connection adds so much to the wonder of writing music...
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1rwhite1 said 4559 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
How Could I?
How could I have been on this website as long as I have and not heard your music until now? Composed from a humble spirit, this song is quite touching . . . on many, many levels. Thank you for the gift of your music and for, no doubt unbeknowningly, inspiring me to want to make music like this. Thank you.
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futzpucker said 4553 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Very nice to hear
Telling me that you are inspired by something I wrote is a gift to me, Ron. Thank you. I am very pleased to hear this song touched you.

It was very kind of you to leave these comments. Thanks very much.
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stevewhit said 4532 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Superb!
This is so nice to listen to and I can relate totally to what to what you say in your description.
Thanks for posting a superb piece of music.
Steve
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futzpucker said 4531 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Thank you, Steve
This song posted quite a while back - I'm glad you found it.

Having access to a beautiful instrument in a church late at night has brought me many, many wonderful moments over the years. This was the first song I wrote on it when a generous parishioner bought it for the church. I'm pleased you enjoyed listening. Thank you for your comment.
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Ibstrat said 4218 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
I noticed
that you got the color code.Thought I would light one of your old songs on fire.This is just fantastic playing.You have an amazing touch.Beautiful song!
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futzpucker said 4217 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
What a nice gesture...
... to go back and light up an old song by leaving a comment.

I am in such awe of your facility and your composing that reading such generous words from you constitutes a great gift.

I'm honored by what you've said here, Mark. Thank you very much.
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saymme said 4105 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
....impro....wow...
..very impressing...what a great thin to sit in a church improvising... : ) Love it its beautiful & its Your Birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY 8 ) I loved to sit in church scetching some years back when i still could sit alright, it was so inspiring ! Now I just go & be in the church for shortertimes when its empty we have a great church from 1600century . a few times I'm lucky to come when they practice singing/playing ThankYou for this wonderful pianopiece.. Lena
futzpucker said 4086 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Saymme says...
Thank you, Lena. It's so great that you get to go to a church from the 1600's. My church is only 50 years old. The piano there is a five year-old Yamaha C-6, a 6'11" grand, which I love playing very much.

I appreciate your commenting here as a birthday present for me. What a gracious thing to do...
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ktb said 4088 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
you make it sing
the voicings tell their own story. very beautiful with a very free form, fluid feel. How did you get the mix so incredibly rich?
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futzpucker said 4086 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Much appreciated
It would take a keyboard player of your sophistication to notice voicings, John. I'm sure you are an excellent improviser, and I'd love to hear some from you.

Here I used Ivory by Synthogy and Classik Studio Reverb by IK Multimedia, and that's all. I cannot take credit for the rich sound. All I did was play it.

Thanks so much for digging up this old song, John. It's always a treat to hear from you, for whom I have such great respect.
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Mystified said 4085 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
I still love this song as much as when I first hear it...
it is pure poetry :)
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futzpucker said 4080 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Thank you so much...
What you say here means a great deal to me, Cat. I know you are a person of depth and sensitivity, and so your taking this song to your heart is a great gift to me, a welcoming by which I am highly honored.
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kassia said 4072 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Exquisite
I've spent many nights in a quiet, dim church improvising. This is more beautiful than anything I ever came up with. There is hope in this somewhere - it sings to me. Just beautiful, honest playing. Thank you for sharing this.
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futzpucker said 3981 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Shay
Your playing, Shay, is very lovely and heartfelt. That this song reached you is a cherished compliment. Thank you.
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Char said 4036 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
I couldn't help singing
Though it was more like adding my voice to the prayer.
This was lovely and inspirational. Thank You.
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futzpucker said 3981 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Nice to meet you
Your comment is poetic, and is highly appreciated. It is a great feeling for a composer to know a piece of music reached someone in the way it was intended. You are very kind to let me know this. Thanks so much, Char.
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EEFliess said 4035 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
In Devotion
it's like the piano is telling a story...it's very pretty
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futzpucker said 3981 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Eddie
When an electric guitarist/rocker listens to a song like this one and appreciates it, it is surprising, gratifying, and speaks to the great diversity here at MacJams. Thanks, Eddie for listening and commenting.
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said 3982 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
In Devotion
The piano sounds gorgous soo soothing, peaceful, serene and thought provoking. Very well played. An extremely enjoyable listen.
Thank you.

Peace Dee.
futzpucker said 3981 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Dee
I'm so glad this song was enjoyable to you, Dee. I know you write very soothing music yourself, and this makes your very sweet comment meaningful to me. Thank you so much.
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bosswana said 3954 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
In Devotion
Hey futz, this is an oldie but very gentle on the soul. I to love sitting and playing in the church that is designed to resonate. Beautiful playing.
futzpucker said 3954 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
An oldie indeed
Thanks for digging this song up and leaving a comment. Playing a beautiful piano in an empty church at night is a wonderful experience, and I am fortunate to have access like that. I appreciate your listening and these nice words, Mr. Bosswana.

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composerclark said 3698 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Humbled
Very pretty, as has been said, and profoundly moving. My first thought upon hearing the opening piano progression, was of the music of Mike Post; he's written beautiful piano themes for many, many hit tv shows. This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have heard. Perfect. Wow. I am humbled.
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futzpucker said 3659 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
What an inspiration to read this...
I cannot think of you being humbled by my simple compositions, Clark, but I am very grateful for your very generous comments. I also enjoyed many of Mike Post's great themes on tv (NYPD Blue comes to mind). What a successful career he's had...

I'm very pleased this song struck something within you. That is very meaningful to me. It is I who is humbled.
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composerclark said 3138 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
No no no, it is I who is humbled!
Just came back for another listen... I remain humbled by its beauty... Love to hear more music from you when you get a chance!
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futzpucker said 3132 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
You are inspirational...
I would love to get back to composing full-time, too, Clark. I am currently working on arranging music for CD projects for clients. It's very enjoyable, but I am anxious to get back to writing my own.

You are very kind and generous to listen to my music, and the music of others here at MJ.
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Bob6stringer said 3351 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
The perfect introduction to all good things
This, I think, is my entry point to your music. I chose it because, being a musically illiterate ape (unevolved!), I can nonetheless appreciate the simple beauty of one set of hands on a piano in that live room. Thanks for the initiation.
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futzpucker said 3345 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Hey, Bob...
I'm listening to The Devil Beat Me To Her right now, and you are no music illiterate...

I do, however, very much appreciate your taking the time to listen to this old song and leaving this comment. Thanks very much, Bob.
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PaulaMunk said 2417 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Mostly,
this piece is confident and purposeful. You are a beautiful pianist. Isn't the world lucky to have you? Thanks.
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