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Sing with Me the Earth
Creative, composed elegantly and a very wonderful piece of music.
Sean, first off thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on my youtube channel, I don't get those very often! Glad you like the new Escape To The Moon! Then on to this... man If we did not live so far apart... we could collab.. such a shame.. hang on a mo.. we have the world wide web!.. What do you think?? As for this tack amazing as always!
I can imagen one of those early flickering black and white films as I listen to the intro! Anyway....intelligent composition, would have been nice to here a real choir on it but unrealistic of course. Skills...
Beautiful Sean...I was completely transported.
A wonderful listening experience, when the choir comes in it really lift s the track as it progresses. Sounds very ethereal....David
Once again I find myself in total awe listening to your music. I enjoyed reading your father's poem too, it seemed to become part of the music and like Rich says, it would be nice if it could be included somehow. Excellent Sean, Gibbo
This unfolds so beautifully. It would be lovely to have your fathers poem sung with the coral back. The melody in the keys is really strong and can be quite hypnotizing for me.
Majestic composition, Sean and will no doubt do well in the competition. The whole piece is very pleasantly structured and I particularly like the fugal/canonistic elements in the choral section. The baroque-style piano work that enters at 5:13 is exquisite and the re-entry of the choir at 7:16 is a perfect triumphal proclamation of Spring, made even more effective by the cerebral use of light and shading volume levels. The coda is full of the optimism that the new season brings. Magnificent work, Sean and the perfect accompaniment to the superlative poem; well done.
Great track Sean, I love the way this flows, I'd love to hear this choral work in a concert hall with choir. I like the way this develops from 5:13 onwards after that lovely multi layered choral work the piano just flows and shines :) Love the descending runs in the right hand with the sustain pedal... and if I read the manuscript correctly; all this when you are 24 yrs .. superb, bravo Sean... Love your work :)
A grand vision, Sean! superb arrangement, from the piano score to the choral sections...enjoyed the concert-placement of the voices. That you are able to convey the majesty of the Nature experience using a simple vocal sound - Ah- layered...with male/female timbre..makes this such a work to admire and a gargantuan effort on your part to present the composition in this manner. It is quite astonishing from a technical/musical point of view, but so delightfully like a concert experience from the listener's pint of view. Your piano solos have passion and the energy flows through these notes...the choral parts are easy to imagine in a cathedral setting. Enjoying the sound form the pew...the eruption of the vocal ensemble (around 7:15) was overwhelming in emotion...and the build to the ending finale? simply divine! :)
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.