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East Texas Landscape



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A suite of five pieces, around East Texas Landscapes.

1. Hearn Crossing -- about the rail yards in Hearn
2. Fayette Sky -- reflecting on a beautiful sunday afternoon visiting the painted churches of Fayette country
3. Burton Gin - depicting the cotton gin: a big machine (`engine') for picking apart cotton
4. Crockett Mansion -- the derelict Mary Ellen Seminary
5. Seventy-nine Miles - about my yearly drive of almost 200 miles along US 79. The fact that the music largely alternates 7/8 and 9/8 is purely a coincidence.

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Uploaded: Jul 27, 2017 - 08:55:16 PM
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Fire_Angel said 815 days ago (July 28th, 2017)
Wow, what a sweet suite.
Lovely playing and music, as usual. The counterpoint is layered to perfection, something that is tricky to do on your own with a live instrument. Get your timing wrong on one layer and the result is a painful listen. None of that here, this is fascinating. Another one I started downloading before I'd finished listening to it.
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DWL said 815 days ago (July 28th, 2017)
so much movement and variation.

I liked the very clever touch of the train whistle in the first section (unless I heard it wrong!)

It was also very well recorded, consistent and an excellent tone.


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Char said 815 days ago (July 28th, 2017)
I enjoy everything you create. I love your choice of instruments. Beautiful and evocative of sunny skies and peaceful scenes. Thanks.

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Warren Smith said 814 days ago (July 29th, 2017)
East Texas
Nice invention. The music moves around - just as you moved from place to place.
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VicDiesel said 814 days ago (July 29th, 2017)
Texas is a place with a surprising amount of history and picturesque places that you never hear about. It tickled my fancy to base a suite on completely non-obvious places. For instance, the painted churches are gorgeous, but I visited 4 or 5 on a sunday afternoon and never ran into another soul. (
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VicDiesel said 814 days ago (July 29th, 2017)
Oh well. the rest of my comment got eaten up. Please check out the video link above.
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Calchas said 813 days ago (July 29th, 2017)
More ambitious than usual...
Well conceived and executed. Lovely tones throughout. A really nice selection of pieces Vic.


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PeterB7858 said 813 days ago (July 30th, 2017)
East Texas Landscape
Texas travels - I enjoyed the ride, and commentary above. The sonic landscapes flash by. Lovely tone, as always. Thanks, Vic.
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Ed Hannifin said 770 days ago (September 10th, 2017)
I enjoy the parts and the motion...
...all of which is distinct and followable...you can pick any line and follow it, or take it all in as a whole...there's a sense of 'Bach-meets-Texas-meets-the-railroad-and-a-calliope' about it that's kind of cool...not quite the expected and yet nothing out of place...
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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