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Treehouse

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The sheet music: Treehouse This is a rough demo of my new song Treehouse. (For a higher quality track, go to Soundcloud.com). The lyrics are in an earlier post. This song is based on a real treehouse that I helped rebuild … Continue reading

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Lyrics to my Song “Treehouse”

Treehouse Finding the right tree—   not too young,   not so old. Finding one truly healthy—   solid base,   flexing limbs. Finding the best type of tree—   perhaps oak,   beech, maple, ash. Finding a fresh site to Now and again escape to … Continue reading

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Completed the Song As Above, So Below

Finished another song for the song cycle The Fisherman Songs, As Above, So Below using text from Thoreau’s Walden (The Ponds).

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New Song Using a Bit of Text from “Walden”

Using a bit of text out of “The Ponds” section from Thoreau’s “Walden” for a new song titled As Above, So Below for my  Fisherman Songs cycle: Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, … Continue reading

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Personal or Impersonal?

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A Dutch newspaper reviewed a song cycle of mine that took place in Amsterdam. The critic added that “…the music neither added nor subtracted from the poems.” When I first read this I was taken aback, thinking it was a … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

I am using W.B. Yeats’ poem “The Fisherman” as part of my song cycle The Fisherman Songs: Although I can see him still, The freckled man who goes To a grey place on a hill In grey Connemara clothes At … Continue reading

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The Fishing Rod

The most recent addition to my on going song cycle The Fisherman Songs is The Fishing Rod. This song has three points of conscience influences. The following 6th century Chinese poem by Shen Yuëh provides the text: Not only does … Continue reading

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