Peace

I think I have published this song here before.
Let us not go off the rails.
No, we were not ever going to own a Maserati, unless Daddy said Okay.
No, we were never promised to live happily ever after with the love of our lives.
But we can think in times of extreme panic, and we can, with a bit of forewarning, get out of the city before the siege starts. Go to the fields. And take your c99 friends with you.
While extremely bored, I read the actual sheet music of most of this piece, doubted I could have ever played most of it, although I never tried, but this 18th variation I could.
The song in my head forever. Start at the 5 minute mark to get the song that lasts in your head forever. Forewarned.

Rachmaninoff was pouring out his heart and soul.
Me and Rachmaninoff.
We like to hit the keys.

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Lily O Lady's picture

have only hear instrumentals of it. It didn’t realize it was an aria.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@Lily O Lady to accompany that song.
Amazingly, the singer was an opera singer with Houston Grand Opera chorus. She spent weekends at my tiny town. Attended a church. I was the pianist for that church for years.

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paints haunting simple melodies that when I first heard them almost fifty years ago I couldn't get the refrains out of my head, so much from so few notes. A dreamy feeling in places.

I was living in the interior of British Columbia in an attic apartment that had some beautiful antique pieces in because they had all been moved to the attic sometime in the past. The owner of the building had created apartments on the second floor ,leaving the only access to the attic just one small door with a narrow steep staircase to the attic so that's why they couldn't be removed in all those years.

Looking down through the window with the quiet night and deep snow Erik Satie was perfect music for that time, and as one commentor said about the first 'movement', it made him feel he was the only person in the world.

I picked this rendition because the music of Erik Satie and the paintings of Edouard Cortes of Paris life compliment each other so well. I hope you, and others enjoy it.

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@aliasalias Goodness, my HEART.

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a nice piece
to listen to although
not quite peaceful
kinda scrunched up
like toes in too-tight
cowgirl boots
sashay
Wink

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@QMS I invited my brother and his gf to watch Ground Hog Day with me.
That piece goes though transitions. Pure. To jazz.
They soon married.

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@QMS Some cowboy will help pull them off!

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Compilation of fragments from Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1, Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune, Sergei Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableau Op 39 No. 6 "Little Red Riding Hood" and Sergei Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights

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@aliasalias How nice!

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janis b's picture

“and compilation of fragments”, Gymnopédie No.1 is sublime.

A complementary classical piece …

In the realm of jazz I would also include this ...

Oh, the empty spaces.

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@janis b Chill bump territory, what an incredible band formed by an incredible musician.

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@aliasalias

Some music feels like a privilege to hear. Thanks to the recording artists too.

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