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Under a Maiden’s Spell
You are such a romantic Sean....Girl with a Pearl Earring and Picnic at Hanging rock... we have much in common I see!!! You captured romance in a bottled with this one! That intriguing slow burning tinkle to crescendo in the early part is the sign of a musician with enormous self-confidence ...justly so....you are simply a maestro!
Love the story of how these things come to be. Masterful and with such skill! A Wow!! just for the piano work...heck..where did the time go...ten minutes and counting!! keithmas
You've certainly created magic here Sean. I'm on my second listen now and I'm spellbound. Wonderful to hear a new piece from you. Gibbo
Ah Sean, here you go again - showing how it should be done, so accomplished. I always look forward to hearing your latest, and check every time I come to mp3U. This method of composition is a skill lacking in nearly all modern music. A lost art maybe?. The ability to develop a theme and take the time required to do it. The sequence from 8:41 is remarkable and again from 11:27 - 12:00. The piece never loses it's way, and the flow is captivating. And those trills at 13:45 would guarantee cramps in any pianist :) Credit to you sir. And all for a fleeting glance and a smile that sweeps you away eh, hasn't world always been this way? Wonderful Sean, as ever. Alas I am limited to 1 vote. - Phil
About time we heard from you, Sean, and well worth the wait! How long does it take to score a piece such as this? Loads of passion in the accents and incidentals, crescendos..rit..and ...well the I hope the girl who inspired this has heard it?.If not, a tragedy upon a a tragedy. Grandiose in scope and recording techniques..not to mention length! Whew! Quite a concert! .liked that spell.. echoing coming into 6m...and re-appearing...magic in there ...nice f/x ...sinister vibe for the poor lass...or is that you selling your soul? So many images conjured up throughout...visions of light in here too. Enjoyed the ending...a trilling finish to the ascension..stunning !!
Just finished listening to the whole opus.
Well done Sean.
Always a sense of anticipation when a new Sean Damon track arrives.
Lots of different influences in this melodramatic piece. I'm no expert but i can hear a little JS Bach in places. Don't take this the wrong way but, this reminds me of the accompaniment to an old silent movie.
Born Sean Damon Rohde in 1968, I began my music studies at twelve. Like so many others, I learned my favorite rock songs by ear. But almost immediately I realized an intense desire to create. I was no longer interested in playing the music of others; from then on I have played only my own music.
In 1986, using my name Sean Damon, I began my serious music career. In fact, I have learned music mostly by my own efforts; I have had very little formal training. Since beginning my studies, I have also developed a voracious appetite for high culture in all forms: the fine arts, history, and science.
Above all, though, I hold Mother Nature most dear. In her embrace I find my classroom, my playground, and my church. From her, I have learned to appreciate the beautiful subtleties of existence. With her, I have experienced some of my greatest pleasures. By her, I find the spiritual reassurance to continue through hardship and maintain a productive life.
Amid ugliness of the human world, I find paradise in my thoughts. Whatever becomes of humanity, I shall continue to do my part to promote beauty.
Artists keep the sanity of humankind.
Although I am proficient on the guitar, I, unfortunately, do not play any other instrument. What you are hearing in my recordings is the sound of sampled instruments painstakingly sequenced to sound as close as possible to the level of fidelity that most of you manage through recordings of your own actual performances. I work in seclusion, hence, have not the blessing of external interpretation. By necessity, I must take full responsibly for the conception, production, and performance of my works so that my scores may be heard by others. I am exceedingly thankful for the existence of technology that enables me to bring to life scores that would have lain fallow on my shelf.