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The Mirror

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:53 am
by Credo Buffa
Since I seem to be completely hopeless poetically. . . here's some more music! :D

This is a song for piano and voice called "The Mirror", with text from an A.A. Milne poem by the same name. This is the earlier or two recordings I have; the latter one is from my senior recital a little over a year ago. That one is the cleaner performance, but this one captures the spirit a bit more accurately (I had two altos singing soprano parts on my recital. They both did marvelously, but you can feel their strain at times, and it's really supposed to be an effortless-sounding piece). That, and it's in mp3 form versus wav or wma for the other one :wink:

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1TFQV375429P02RP4RM0005UQ5

I'm playing piano on this. . . I have a pretty nasty flub-up in the piano interlude section, but in my defense, two-against-three is hard! That, and live audiences always seem to freak me out more on piano than on flute (probably because I'm not near as good on piano) :P It's also way more rubato than I'd like, so try and ignore that, along with the second soprano having to fish for notes a few times; basically, if it sounds wrong, it probably is! Anyway, hope you like it!

Re: The Mirror

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:06 pm
by Saturn
Credo Buffa wrote:Since I seem to be completely hopeless poetically. . . here's some more music! :D



Music is poetry and you are a true poet of the musical idiom :shock:

Wonderful as usual :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:12 am
by dks
Bravo, Credo!! Beautiful playing!! Our own forum virtuoso...this is me coming down after listening to Beethoven's 6th in F "Patsoral"--at full volume while making a vodka and cranberry Friday night cocktail... :shock: 8) :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:52 am
by Credo Buffa
Thank you both. I'm quite flattered :oops:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:16 pm
by Saturn
Anyone can write poetry but to be able to write and perform music is perhaps a superior and more 'pure' talent.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:19 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:Anyone can write poetry but to be able to write and perform music is perhaps a superior and more 'pure' talent.


I don't know that one is more "pure" than the other--I always see and hear the exquisite musicality in words--maybe that's because I sing, I don't know...and yes, anyone can write poetry...but not everyone can write great poetry--the kind seen on here... :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:24 pm
by Saturn
dks wrote: not everyone can write great poetry--the kind seen on here... :wink:


Tsk tsk, don't be facetious.:wink:


Music must have been the first art; before visual art, before conversation, literature, music, pleasing sounds were what entertained and delighted our ancestors.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:37 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:
dks wrote: not everyone can write great poetry--the kind seen on here... :wink:


Tsk tsk, don't be facetious.:wink:


I was being totally and completely honest, Saturn Sir. :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:51 pm
by Saturn
Your own poetry you mean of course :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:50 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:Your own poetry you mean of course :wink:


Saturn! No...you know I meant everyone's contributing verses--including yours, which goes without even saying. I tell everyone about my fellow poets/musicians/artists on here...and I tell them with an air of "yes...it's a select circle, of course." :wink: :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:45 pm
by Saturn
A Dead Poet Society? :lol:

Though the end of that movie wasn't too happy the principle was well meaning.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:58 pm
by redan
I enjoyed the song very much. Reminded me a little of Peter Warlock (meant as a compliment--a favorite of mine). Thank you!

-Redan

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:39 am
by Malia
Great composition, Credo. Your work has a delicious melencholy to it that is irresistable. :)

I STILL want to read some poetry by you, though! ;)

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:14 am
by dks
Saturn wrote:A Dead Poet Society?


I'm all about that...say the word... :wink: :lol:

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:47 pm
by Saturn
Don't get me started on that film - I could talk all day about it.

It was really my first introduction of how poetry could actually be relevant to my life - I realy identified with a lot of the kids in that movie - the Ethan Hawke and the Robert Sean Leonard characters especially, well more Ethan Hawke's character - that was me at school :?