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    Bricault - Meditation #1

    Here is an original composition of mine, "Meditation #1", that I wrote for accompanied cello solo. I was performed live by a good friend of mine, an excellent cellist, accompanied by myself. It sounded splended then and I must say it sounds splended now using the GPO cello.

    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/meditation1.mp3

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    Nicely rendered. It almost sounds live. I miss the applause! It is quiet and unassuming. Good job and nice mixing in GPO.

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    As wrayer said, quiet and unassuming -- and unpretenious;
    a fine, straightforward meditation, Gary, and a pleasure to
    listen to. One thinks of summer evenings in the salons of
    Franz Liszt's day.

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    Re: Bricault - Meditation #1

    Gary,

    Do you have a recording of your performance? It would be fun to hear the live vs. GPO.

    Nice piece - I especially liked the way some of the phrases have a little extension. It keeps the flow moving well, and gives the melody an expressive push.


    Ron

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    Re: Bricault - Meditation #1

    Gary,
    Wonderful piece. As David pointed out, it reminds one of the days when people didn't push a button to make music, they took up instruments and played. It has that parlor feel.
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    Re: Bricault - Meditation #1

    Thanks everyone for your kind and encouraging comments. The Meditation #1 has always been a favorite of mine.

    Yes I do have a live recording of it on cassette tape. I will have to play it into the computer and put it on my music site and include a link to it here. Then you can make a side by side comparison of it with the GPO instruments. I am amazed at the presence of the sampled instruments, especially the strings and piano.

    You might was to visit two other previous postings to the forum of Bach organ trio sonatas;

    Trio Sonata 5
    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=45703

    Trio Sonata 2
    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=45701

    In these transcriptions I used GPO solo string instruments in place of the organ. And the results is quiet amazing.

    Gary

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    It's great to hear some more original music of yours. You have acheived a beautiful sound with the cello, and the piano accompaniment works nicely. I agree with Bill that is has that parlor feel. I really enjoy the melodies you gave the cello.
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    Re: Bricault - Meditation #1

    Quote Originally Posted by wrayer
    Nicely rendered. It almost sounds live. I miss the applause! It is quiet and unassuming. Good job and nice mixing in GPO.
    Thanks Sean. I am glad that you enjoyed Mediation. The GPO solo cello is very rich and was a perfect fit for this work.

    Gary

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    Hi Gary!
    You did a great job with this piece. So great that it sounds like a LIVE recording to me Wonderful piece, please share more!
    Take care,

    Steph

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