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Morning Mist On Still Lake (MJRF)


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I have not participated much here at MacJams for a while, which is typical for me this time of year. From October through the new year my concentration has always been on preparing my choir for its Christmas concert. Since I have not commented on many songs, I feel a bit sheepish posting this new version of one of my earliest pieces, but I wanted to be part of Neil's brilliant idea.

I rerecorded the piano and strings on this piece and added what has become one of my favorite instruments, the English horn. This is a contemplative piece. Please sit and allow it to calm.

Photography by Siobhan Kelly. Used with her kind permission.
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Last Updated: Feb 08, 2009 - 03:45:03 PM Last Played: Mar 05, 2019 - 07:24:09 PM
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Feter said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Morning Mist On Still Lake
This is a true master piece with all the elements to be a wonderful
sweet dreams gave us a journey into the lake ...a very perfectionst
way of writing ...just loved it all ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Mr. Feter's kindness
Mr. Feter, you are such a model citizen of MacJams, supporting so many musicians with your comments and friendship. I am always grateful to hear from you, as are all of us here. Your comments are very kind, very thoughtful, and greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much, sir.
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kristyjo said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Yes
Very calming indeed. The English horn is a brilliant choice for this type of piece. Everything else works well to support that choice.
Funny - I find that my busy times are the Spring and late summer, when I'm getting music ready for Holy Week and the beginning of the school year. I'm glad you got over your 'sheepishness' to post this!
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Thanks, Kristine
At the risk of redundancy, I always love hearing from the music teacher. If I didn't have music teachers in my life I have no idea where or what I'd be now. I hope you realize that you are affecting lives...

Thank you for listening, Kristine. It means a lot to me.
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Char said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Well, without something
by you, the festival wouldn't be complete. I want to sail away on cool, clear waters with the sun on my face and with joy in my heart. This was almost like being there. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Lovely words from the Lovely Char
Char, your comments are always very poetic and have every bit as much soul as the music about which you write. They are also very highly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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shavingronaldscar said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
awesome possum
This really reminds me of a lot of Jan Garbarek's stuff. Really tasteful and pretty. cool arrangement too.
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
You are a versatile listener
Mr. Shavingscar, thanks so much. I'm pleased you like this. Jan Garbarek is a masterful musician - the comparison is very flattering. Thanks for listening.
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WharmtonRise said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Top Quality,
Quality stuff my friend. Cor Anglais huh? Great choice but you do like it so the melodies for it are obviously in your mind. Great piano work behind it too.

Andrew.
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Comments from a quality composer...
Thanks, Andrew. You have made a (very predictable) splash here with your compelling compositions. I have some catching up to do with your music.

In the meantime, I'm grateful for your comment. Thanks for listening.
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ktb said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
calm
it did. loved the subtle piano noodling. a most gorgeous comp
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Karma
Thank you, John. I highly value nice words from a wonderful keyboardist and composer such as yourself.
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LunaTrick said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Great soundtrack
superb production here - so rich and full!
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Mr. Luna
Thank you, Daniel. It started with an improv I was playing just because I enjoyed the sound of the chorused guitar. Then the overdubbing started. Sometimes these things take on lives of their own...
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edpdx said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
How
many different pianos are you playing? It seems to me that there is 2 and 1 of the is a Bright Piano. Anyways I really like this, it is very creative and well played.

Awesome
edpdx
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Nice to meet you, Ed
Thank you for taking the time to listen.

Actually, I used only one piano, the Bosendorfer from the plugin called Ivory. Might you have thought that using two pianos lowered the production value of the song? I'm not sure how I'd react if I thought I heard two different pianos in the same song. Interesting concept...

I'm glad you liked the song itself. Thank you for your nice words.
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edpdx said 3781 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
The
production is flawless. Your ability to play is awesome.

edpdx


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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Ed
This is very kind of you to say, Ed. Thank you very much.
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magnatone said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Morning Mist
Wow Patrick - how great to have a post from you, and this is so gorgeous! Your piano playing is sublime, and the E-horn here is a wonderful choice. You are one of the most astounding composers I've heard here or anywhere, and it's just a pleasure to enjoy this outstanding piece of music!
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futzpucker said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
I am a fan of yours...
I am so gratified to know my music touches you, Karen. I have such respect for your talent as a composer, arranger, and pianist - to hear that what I write pleases you is a wonderful gift to me.

Thank you very much, Karen.
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Mcboy said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
gorgeous
orchestration...compliments the composition beautifully......this will definitely calm my fiery side...hehhe....many many bows!
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
From the Maestro
As always, I appreciate hearing from you, Mr. Mcboy. I wouldn't calm your fiery side too much or too often. The passionate side of your playing is phenomenal, enjoyable, and inspirational. I do love the soft side of your playing, too, though.

Reading this generous comment from one of my musical idols is very gratifying. Thanks for the visit.
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davisamerica said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Patrick
Anytime is a good time to hear a post from you. Beautiful work ... with all the new buttons here I guess my first comments are out there somewhere ... noticed that and now fixing. Once again this is a great track
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Your second time by
Thanks for coming back and trying again, Jack. Always great to hear from you. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.
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blaky smith said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Contemplative
What a great pleasure to hear you. Each piece from you is an event...
This one is very beautiful, a nice melody and a sublime orchestration.
Thank you so much for this masterpiece...
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Marc
Your music is so high-level, so well written and performed... To read this from you means a great deal to me. Thank you very much. I'm moved by what you wrote here.
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kassia said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
morning mist
I spent some time camping in Petit Jean park in Arkansas and when I would wake up there would be the most gorgeous mist lingering over the water, sparkling softly in the morning sunlight. You captured that picture perfectly in this music. Thank you for the memory.

The english horn is a perfect addition to the song, supporting the meditative (and a little melancholy) feel. I love the relaxed, improv feel to the piano - gorgeous playing. This is a beautiful updated version of a beautiful piece of music, Patrick.
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
This is so nice...
This is what everyone here wants to read. That their composition took a listener somewhere - in this case somewhere from your past, somewhere very pleasant. When it seems like someone listened deeply to a song, all the work seems worthwhile. Thank you for the lovely gift that is this comment, Shay.
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Bubowski said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
As always
A pleasure to listen to. The dynamics and power really carry the emotion behind the piece. Beautiful playing and rich aural pallet. Glad you chose to re-record the parts and bring additional clarity and beauty to an already wonderful piece.

--Graham
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Thanks so much, Graham
I acquired Ivory and Miroslav Philharmonik since I wrote this, so replacing the piano and the strings seemed like a good place to start. The English horn is just a dream instrument to me - so expressive...

I'm always very pleased to hear from the man with the music degree, and I appreciate your generous comments.

By the way, listening to my iPod the other night, Galaxy Band 8, your ten and a half minute opus, came on. I was knocked out. What a spectacular triumph. Amazing.

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Roxylee said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
I love the reverb
This is dreamy.. Definitely listen to this with headphones. It sounds awesome!
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Roxanne
I followed your advice. I'm glad you think I got the reverb right. That's always a tough call. Which reverb, how much, what settings... I'm pleased this sound worked for you. That's very encouraging.

Blessings to you...
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guitapick said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
The guitar...
...is so full and beautiful...I could swim for hours in the ocean of sound...thanks so much, Patrick...
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
I'm floored...
To hear this from a master guitar player is rather indescribable. What a gift. Thank you, Bob.
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drakonis said 3781 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Misty memory
Strange, I could have SWORN I commented on the original when you posted it long ago, but there's no trace of me there... I remember this well. Very nice touches here, the sparkling light on the water (piano), and the contemplative mood of the english horn (so well-tweaked it sounds like a live performance)... very nice update here. Your music is always so soulful and compelling, bravo Patrick!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Always a pleasure...
... to hear from the Heart and Soul of the community. I love the way you think about music, how it draws images from you. I am also very grateful that you enjoy my music, Eduard. Thank you for letting me know.
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Ed Hannifin said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
End of a long day....
...and I remembered I had this piece to listen to... Before I even read your blurb, I was saying to myself, "I'll bet this'll be just the ticket to unwind with..."

And here we are. Reminds me of Tingstad and Rumbel, and also of a Windham Hill duo that I cannot, for the life of me, remember...

I'm always happy when you post something, Patrick... This is sonorous and resonant, and the product of a centered mind... You can call your music company Integritas, or something like that... And I love the title in the 'Keywords"...

Ed
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futzpucker said 3780 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Ed
This is all very kind and thoughtful of you to say, Ed. Thank you very much. As I have mentioned to you, I hold you in very high regard, and to read these words from you is very gratifying and most highly appreciated.
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maxruehl said 3780 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Beautiful
Great stuff, as always, Patrick. :)
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futzpucker said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Look who's back
Hey, Andy, great to hear from you again. Nice to have you stop by and listen. Thanks. Hope all is well in your world.
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ziti said 3779 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
i cant
pick my favorite futz....they all hit me hard.

I love this version, i bet it could move dentists to buy art.


love ya like a bro, bro

z
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futzpucker said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
My brother
I'm hoping this song helps sell your spectacular artwork as well...

I appreciate your years of support and friendship, Fran.
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jiguma said 3779 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Slow catchup here Patrick!
Its all been said!
Beautiful sounds and a beautiful production - so calm and peaceful.
Thanks for coming to the Fest.
Neil
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futzpucker said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Neil
Because the Fest was your creation (for which the entire population of the site, old members and new, owe you thanks), I am sure it's been difficult for you to listen to and comment on all the songs that were submitted. So please accept my thanks for doing so for this humble offering.

And congratulations on the *huge* success of your brilliant idea.
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SmokeyVW said 3779 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
superb
wow

a brilliant choice of instruments

the wistful horn really gets to me

thanks


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futzpucker said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Resident Code Genius
Mr. Smoke, thank you very much for coming here to this song and having a listen. I do appreciate it.

I love the plaintive sound of the English horn, too, Bill. So sweet, so haunting...

Thanks again for listening and taking the time to leave a comment.
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SmokeyVW said 3777 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
.
and then there's the oboe - another instrument that can tug at the heartstrings, or make you laugh
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futzpucker said 3777 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
True
I'm pretty sure I can annoy with any number of instruments, but the oboe certainly qualifies as an instrument with great potential for humor...
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Doug Somers said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Sublime soundscape
with the water gently lapping at the sides of my barely rocking canoe. Wow, this one is gorgeous Patrick - really takes me away. And I can't argue with your choice of English horn which works brilliantly in layering that mix of loneliness and the gentility of early morning nature awakening to the new day.

Production is first rate too, but I'm so moved that to be analytical is to take away from the wonder you created.

Many thanks,
Doug
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futzpucker said 3778 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
You've come home
Many thanks to you, too, Doug, and it's great to see you back here at this site.

I am very pleased when someone listens with the kind of attention that draws images and emotions from the music. That is a wonderful gift to a composer, and I appreciate it very much.

Your newest song, Coming Home, is magnificent, by the way...
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Sentinel said 3778 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Peaceful
You are a master of the art of musical healing my friend. This music has such depth and power!
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futzpucker said 3777 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Thanks...
As you would imagine, reading the word "healing" regarding my music is quite humbling. It would be great if that were the case. It would mean I got out of the way of the process and let it come through me. That's where the magic comes from - not from us, but through us.

Thank you for this very generous comment, Mr. Sentinel.
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Doadars Uncle said 3777 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Sweet developments
Thanks man, this is a soooothing piece!
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futzpucker said 3777 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
You're very welcome...
Doug, I appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment. It's nice to have this song thought of as being a source of calm.

I appreciate the listen - thank you.
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LunaTrick said 3769 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
This is a real delight...
My fave Jazz sound right now is the ethereal ECM stuff - and this fits right in with that aesthetic. Really nicely done!
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futzpucker said 3766 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Thanks very much
ECM produces some very high quality music, so I thank you for what I would call an overly-generous comparison. Much appreciated, Daniel.
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Scott Carmichael said 3767 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Oh dear
you are certainly on a whole different level.... you really know how to communicate without ever uttering a word... where I have to sweat over lyrics, you, because of your command of this language, are able to skip right over that incumbrance... I remember arriving at MJ... and early on, wrongly thinking that you represented the work being done at this marvelous new site that I'd stumbled upon... it didn't take very long to recognize that you were the cream....

I'm sorry that i didn't catch this sooner Patrick... I have gone to my fav list and fixed the notification parameter so that it won't happen again...

sincerely Scott


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futzpucker said 3766 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Brother Scott
Let me say this, Scott: your lyrics are inspirational, insightful, enlightening, and deeply moving. They may be in encumbrance to write, but the payoff is that they touch souls, and that makes them a great gift. Your music has never failed to move me, and I come back to it often - I also have sent friends and family members to your artist page to listen and be transported. You are a true artist, and your lyrics are a very significant facet of your artistry.

That my music touches an artist on your level is likewise inspirational to me. Thank you for paying attention to my compositions. I am very grateful.
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Harn said 3765 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
Thanks Pat
It is great to hear you here and at choir practice. I no longer wish to take the choir home to listen ... I just come here to hear you. Beautiful "peace".
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composerclark said 3700 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Doing penance
Well, the inescapable conclusion is that I am a Terrible Human! You are one of my favorite musicians (and not just here at MacJams, either), and I totally overlooked your last two (and maybe more? I will have to check!) submissions.

The 'futzpucker coolness' is once again very much in evidence, as are your other trademarks, such as an impeccable mix, warm sound, beautiful melodies, and tastefulness (tastiness?) in every compositional choice.

September to mid-April is always very busy (and stressful) for me (academic year), and all of January and early February are particularly nuts because I organize a new music festival at that time every year, so that is probably why I missed your last couple of submissions, but I am doing penance now, trying to catch up...

Wonderful track, Patrick.
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futzpucker said 3661 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Penance ends for good
If you're a Terrible Human I'm a bowl of raisin bran. You owe me not the smallest apology. I am honored by your attention to my music. My sister is a professor. She has times where she is almost incommunicado. It's completely understandable. Besides, it's an enormous favor you do me when you listen to my music, no matter when. I will always be grateful.

Thank you so much for your very generous works, Clark. I am truly grateful.
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SISTERS said 3556 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
aaaaahhhhhhhh
this is a heartbreaker from the get go.
there was a time when i'd put on particular pieces of music to release whatever needed to be gone, or call up something i thought i'd lost, only to discover it was still there. the richness of the piano against the strings and horn moves me in exactly the right direction. patrick - you're full of the Right Stuff. thank you so much for sharing that with us.
anne
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futzpucker said 3554 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Dear Anne
This kind of comment leaves me breathless. I certainly have no more skill with my music than you do with words, Anne. Thank you for taking the time to express yourself with such eloquence. I am very moved and humbled by what you wrote, and very grateful.

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sschedra said 3527 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Sigh!
Just beautiful, what else can one say. Everything from concept to production is just magnificent. The emotional tone is moving and broad alternating from lonely to majestic beauty. I too love the quality of the English horn and you use it for all its worth here.
Just wonderful,
Stephen
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futzpucker said 3519 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Hello, Stephen
Mr. Schedra, thank you for your kind words here. You are a fine musician, and your enjoyment of my music is highly appreciated.

I am an overuser of the English horn. I can't get enough of it. I'm pleased you like it, too.
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gail60 said 3195 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Hi Patrick :)
I have not had much opportunity to be around MacJams lately but I woke up this morning and starting looking through some of my favorite artists and no surprise to me that you of course...were there at the top of my list. I somehow missed this song, and probably many more, but I wanted to let you know that I love your music so so much!! You have so much talent Patrick and I know you have heard that over and over, but Gosh - you really do just blow me away! Beautiful, soothing, sweet releasing of such beauty started off my morning...all coming from you and your music. I am so glad and honored that you allow people like me to enjoy it. You are a true blessing Patrick. Keep up the fantastic work!!
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futzpucker said 3191 days ago (September 21st, 2010)
Well, hello...
As you might imagine, it was quite a wonderful treat to read what you've written here, Gail. I enjoy playing to this mood very much, as it truly is accurately expressive of a certain facet of me, at least for now, but I often wonder if people find it maudlin, overly introspective, maybe sappy, or even depressing. I'm very pleased to hear that such was not the case with you.

Your comment here is generous in the extreme, and I am very grateful to you for taking the time to listen and then to leave your thoughts. I appreciate the gesture very much. Thank you, Gail.
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PaulaMunk said 2419 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
And, once again
you are putting your choir through their paces. Lucky people, to be able to work with you. Here's hoping it will be fulfilling as any labor of love should be. The English horn is just what it needed. Got to love the way those sounds move through the air. Thanks.
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