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Styxx
06-11-2004, 07:16 AM
Sorry, I'll try this again.Karon's Song (http://www.mydocsonline.com/pub/larkg/Karon's%20Song.mp3)
Played and arranged by, pianoman. Very greatful.
This is one of two versions pianoman did. This one is done with GPO Steinway pianie grannie! :D

Karl Garrett
06-11-2004, 07:47 AM
Styxx, let me be the first to say that this is quite lovely, and pianoman did a superb rendition of it. I have my GPO demos categorized into groups this one is going right into the, relax and snuggle up category.

Tell Karon that I apologize for the misspelling of her name in our pms. Now wait who has pms.:D Oh God itÕs catching.:D SheÕs a lucky girl to have someone around as witty and talented as you.

Karl

Joseph Burrell
06-11-2004, 08:02 AM
Very intimate. I definitely had a moment of retrospect while listening. I could hear some woods and strings in there (in my mind.) However, let me say that I think this piece is pretty much complete where it sits. Great job Styxx and pianoman, a wonderful collaberation of talent.

Styxx
06-11-2004, 08:03 AM
Karl,
pms! Ha, I died when I read that! LOL!:D
Thanks so very much for your unbelievable help! I am honored to have Karon's Song in your relax and snuggle up category.

SheÕs a lucky girl to have someone around as witty and talented as you.
You know Karl, if it weren't for Karon I would be so alone and unhappy. I've never been so happy with a person before as I am with her. She supports me and my music with no regrets. I use to think "soul mates" was something of a fantasy born of story book love affairs. Then she came along. Let's put it this way, I would give up all my music for her if I was given the choice between the two. But then again, she would kill me if I ever did!
Thanks again Karl. Much thanks... :)

Styxx
06-11-2004, 08:10 AM
Hey Mr. Joseph! Long time no hear! How's everything?
Yeah, I thank God pianoman helped me on this one. You should hear my rendition, pee your pants! I wouldn't dare post it unless it was a musical comedy.
I have thought of asking Francesco to orchestrate it for me. However, I don't want his wife getting upset with me for keeping him up late another night. :D
But, could you imagine what he would do to Karon's Song? Oh well, the important part is Karon loves it just the way it is.
Talk to you soon.

Joseph Burrell
06-11-2004, 08:26 AM
Hey Mr. Joseph! Long time no hear! How's everything?
Yeah, I thank God pianoman helped me on this one. You should hear my rendition, pee your pants! I wouldn't dare post it unless it was a musical comedy.
I have thought of asking Francesco to orchestrate it for me. However, I don't want his wife getting upset with me for keeping him up late another night. :D
But, could you imagine what he would do to Karon's Song? Oh well, the important part is Karon loves it just the way it is.
Talk to you soon.

I agree with Karon, the more I listen to this version, the more I'd say that orchestration would only complicate the emotions invoked in the piece. It is beautifully done. I disagree with you about how your rendition sounds (although I've never heard it), pianoman must have been inspired by something and I know how hard it is to pick up someone else's song and move forward with it, unless there is something pretty good there to start with. You are too modest. As to where I've been, I've been locked up in a dark cellar listening to music and brainstorming. I've been hanging around in the chat almost every day, but everytime anyone stops by I wasn't looking. Oh well. BTW: You should hear the waltz, pee your pants! :p

trentpmcd
06-11-2004, 04:10 PM
Very nice. I -can- imagine if Francesco did orchestrated it - it would be wonderful, only it might not have the same feeling. If this is your valentine to Karon you need to decide exactly what you want it to say. A grand orchestration might not have the intimate feel it now has.

Styxx
06-14-2004, 01:37 PM
Very nice. I -can- imagine if Francesco did orchestrated it - it would be wonderful, only it might not have the same feeling. If this is your valentine to Karon you need to decide exactly what you want it to say. A grand orchestration might not have the intimate feel it now has.

Thanks for the response!
I see your point. However, I was thinking more on the line of a lighter orchestration. Originally, I envisioned flute taking over the melody in the second half. I haven't had time to sit down and develop it yet but will when I get a chance.
My perspective orchestration would be, violins ens 1, viola ens 1, Flute solo, string bass, and of course piano.

jmc
06-14-2004, 05:56 PM
Styxx, did you write this (and pianoman just arranged and performed)? It is beautiful. I really like the sound of the GPO Steinway.

Styxx
06-14-2004, 09:33 PM
Styxx, did you write this (and pianoman just arranged and performed)? It is beautiful. I really like the sound of the GPO Steinway.

Yes I did and yes he did! Great playing right! I thought he did an awesome performance and arrangement. Pianoman is something else. Then again, all of you are!
Thanks for the reply.
:D

dubaifox
06-16-2004, 08:13 AM
Hey Styxx:

This is really gorgeous. Vey nice writing. Is there singing that goes with it? Doesn't really need it. Stands by itself really well. There are a few places strings might be nice, but it is so beautiful they would have to be pretty darn good to make this better than it is.

Hats off to you!

Paul

Styxx
06-16-2004, 08:49 AM
Wow, Another response! :eek:

Hi Paul,
No vocals to it put sort of a poem. Sorry, too shy to post.
There are a few places strings might be nice, Well, they come to me but never seem to fit as well against Pianoman's wonderful performance. Maybe it's because he did such a fine job. I do intend to further orchestrate to satisfy my own curiosity. The main issue is that everyone seems to enjoy the song as is, what more can I ask for?
it is so beautiful they would have to be pretty darn good to make this better than it is. There are plenty of capable musicians on this forum that would do on heck of a job fitting in strings. It really would be like casting for a musical and trying to pick from the finest actors in the industry! ;)
Many thanks for your reply!

Styxx
06-19-2004, 10:26 PM
I received a unanimous hippopotamus email informing me that I spelled Karen wrong. No, I didn't spell it "WONG" I spelled it "KARON".SO! That is wite the way it was spelled without going into detail why you scwewy wabbit!. :D

Shazbot
06-20-2004, 07:17 AM
Hey, so this is that piece that was stuck in your head for so long? Finally went in there and scooped it out, huh? :D Can't wait to listen tomorrow at work (I don't have the patience for downloading MP3s on my 56K at home!).

Styxx
06-20-2004, 09:53 PM
Shaz,
Yup. this is it! Been collecting dust between my ears for ten years now. Good thing Pianoman came a long or it still be collecting.
I know what you mean about the 56K garbage. Makes ya feel rather Jurassic when it comes to downloading music. I can't stand it and usually do not try until I get to work. There, I can download a 4 minute mp3 in 34 seconds.

Shazbot
06-22-2004, 02:53 PM
This is achingly beautiful in the way that the very best of these kind of piano ballads are. Simply wonderful... and I'll bet you scored some major points with the Mrs., eh? :D

Styxx
06-22-2004, 09:37 PM
This is achingly beautiful in the way that the very best of these kind of piano ballads are. Simply wonderful... and I'll bet you scored some major points with the Mrs., eh? :D

Why thank you Shaz! Writing this for her was actually easier than what she has been doing for me with this musical. Taking care of costumes, props, staging, parents meetings, ticket sales, you name it. If it has to do with something pertaining to theater she handles it. Even revitalizing Audrey II.
I like writing for regardless.
Makes me feel good that most like the song. Thanks again and see you Friday.

Styxx
07-09-2004, 10:33 AM
Thank you all for your replies. It's time to orchestrate this song (and there are lyrics).

Joseph Burrell
07-09-2004, 10:45 AM
Can't wait to hear the orchestrated version!!!

Three exclamation points, a true sign of madness.

Styxx
07-13-2004, 12:41 PM
Can't wait to hear the orchestrated version!!!

Three exclamation points, a true sign of madness.
Yeah well this may take some time. Trying to compliment piano man’s performance is truly a challenging task. I'm getting there though. I want to try GOSlite with it as well. I was going to fly over to Germany myself to speed things up but my wife wanted to go to lake Geneva instead. Guess I'll have to wait.
Keep you posted.