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No. 53 from my collection By The Numbers. I may have used the title Short Story some time ago for another piece. Can't remember. This number is sort of episodic and one could easily dream up a number of scenes as the main character walks through them — perhaps a stroll in the park, into a dark neighborhood, back into the sunlight, etc. The cool thing about such musical excursions is that the listener can dream up just about anything he or she wants. I hope you enjoy YOUR story.

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Uploaded: Mar 08, 2012 - 08:18:27 AM
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composerclark said 2084 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Short Story
I just love the part(s) when the strings come in, and later the oboe... So lush, really opens up the sonic spectrum. As always, I am impressed by the way you interweave familiar chord progressions with occasionally unexpected ones... keeps the listener from becoming complacent, which is a good thing! I suppose I like this because it is something I aim for in my own music...

Just lovely, sweet, beautiful, etc., and masterfully constructed. Well done!
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richard13 said 2084 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
4:30 is NOT a short story, though I suppose compared to SOME classical pieces it is. The artwork, on the other hand, depicts a REALLY short story. The music, as usual, is beautiful. Thank you Paul.
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magnatone said 2084 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Short Story
you are a true master, paul. i will enjoy this many many times over. your skill just takes my breath away!
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TvRicky said 2083 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Music to create with.
This piece my friend puts me in a place of creativity. An ability to manifest the memories and excitement of life exist here. I love to read and this is absolutely marvelous for that and just plain relaxing. You are a master of melody my man. Fantastic Composition, Beautifully played so soothing and mellow!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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peacepiano said 2083 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
The rest of the Story
I am busily dreaming up plots to go along with this composition. Melody takes you places and now I will be waiting for the next number to imagine the rest of the story.
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mrattue said 2083 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
A compelling mixture
of light and menacing tones.

After the first couple of marked departures into the dark, was nervously awaiting the next chill chord, despite the beautiful overlay of sweet tones that characterise the majority of this excellent piece.

There is sadness in it too, and seems to me to represent life itself in its manifold moods.

i always feel a bit immature when i listen to complex, symphonic mood music; i don't know quite what it all means in the end!

Beautiful and elegant, all the same.

Thank you,

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Symphony101 said 2082 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
It's a short story
but it took me to a beautiful long trip. Wonderful music, as always.
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KCsGROOVE said 2082 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
short story
I just love what you're doing here
Great writing and playing
cool chordschemes
Fav and download :-)
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DWL said 2082 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
A lovely concept
write your own story.

Beautiful work Paul, so no surprises then!

I enjoyed this little break from my own work.


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Ed Hannifin said 2081 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
The orchestral bits...
...sound better than they used to, I think. I have always thought that your recorded piano sound was really deep and rich, and have sometimes been disappointed by accompanying sounds as seeming less real. On this occasion I think that, whatever you're doing, the total effect of the recorded sound is realer.

As Clark points out, one of the hallmarks of your pieces, Paul, is that you are very good indeed at blending the expected with the unexpected in a way that does not let the listener down but rather expands the listener's sense of musical possibility.

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Char said 2080 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
I'm on the lake shore, sitting on a dock and dangling my feet in the warm water. It is sunny and birds are singing. In a little while, my love will come to sit down beside me. He'll take my hand in his. When I look into his face, he smiles. This would be heaven. Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 2079 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Lush and inviting
Hi Paul. Been away for several days down the beach. Catching up. I like the way the sparse opening blossoms at around the 1 minute mark and the strings come in. Definitely a pastoral type feel to me. Lush and inviting as always. Thanks, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2079 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Story time
The music is beautifully played and recorded, and is rich with possibilities. I love the way you bring in different elements. Thanks for the download!
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kassia said 2077 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
oh my
This was unexpected. The little intro led me to believe this piece was going to be something very different than what it is. And what it is is just lovely. Really excellent progressions that help to move the piece forward. You have some very nice interplay between right and left hand here, always keeping the listener engaged. And beautiful orchestration. Just wonderful.
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Narad said 2074 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
Short Story
It's more a fairy tale than a short story with an happy and wondrous end. :)
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Doug Somers said 2071 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Full of charm, innocence and sunbeams through the woods
Lovely progressions here Paul (1:05 and other places where you take us where we don't expect to harmonically go), with each segment standing as its own emotional context. Your touch on the keyboard is like a gentle hand on a child's head. There is also a warmth here that is comforting, since even if the tension rises we know we are in safe hands of an almost wistful orchestration and all will be well when we come home again.

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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2071 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
short story
very nice intro with unexpected changes. very well arranged and performed. great warmth in it's various movements. orchestration works very well. a very nice piece indeed. like the way it keeps moving on and on to the next level. clever stuff. certain elements have a wonder to them. very very nice and moving to listen to. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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alfredthepelican said 2066 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Thanks again Paul
For your composition and performance. Don't know what to say that hasn't been said- I really enjoyed it and will be back to download more.
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