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#2200933 - 12/21/13 12:08 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Thanks for your kind words Elssa, kenjazz and Rerun.

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#2200943 - 12/21/13 12:30 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: aramadia]  
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I am really enjoying all of these Christmas performances! Nice job everyone. I am visiting family in the US for the holidays, but I sneak a listen to this forum when I get a chance. What great Christmas song renditions in every style! Thanks to everyone that has contributed.


#2200947 - 12/21/13 12:39 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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aramadia - great fun! and welcome to the ABF.

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#2201107 - 12/21/13 07:56 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: aramadia]  
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Aramadia, thanks for sharing... that was terrific!








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#2201231 - 12/22/13 12:25 AM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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So many great holiday performances you have submitted already!!! I'll be back and provide comments on all your lovely pieces.

My contribution for this holiday season is my own piano arrangement of Vavilov's Ave Maria. This version of Ave Maria is often credited to the 16th century italian composer Guilio Caccini. But it is believed Vavilov composed it in 1970.

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[video:youtube]_QJbWgRhhNI[/video]


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#2201310 - 12/22/13 08:43 AM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk,
Thanks for sharing your gift of music with us. Super video!








#2201510 - 12/22/13 06:20 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Ragdoll]  
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Good job, Ragdoll! It was enjoyable, snowballs and all!

Peterws: Thanks for watching and your kind remarks on my pieces. Jazz will never take a firm foothold in me though I wish it could. :-(

#2201513 - 12/22/13 06:25 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Elssa]  
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Elssa: Thanks for the kind comments on my songs and pieces.

Your BLUE CHRISTMAS brought back memories of Elvis singing this lovely and uncommon song. So lovely. I enjoyed it very much. Loved the bass beat.

#2201519 - 12/22/13 06:31 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: aramadia]  
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Aramadia: That was absolutely FANTASTIC!! Loved the way you played the song, the snow white piano, the ambience -- everything!!

#2201520 - 12/22/13 06:31 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Amaruk... You do a great job on your videos. Very entertaining. You always leave me with the impression that you can do so much more. I pray for you, that someday, you live the "so much more".


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#2201587 - 12/22/13 09:50 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Elssa - So many great tunes! O holy night is one of my favorite Christmas pieces and you nailed it with this performance! Your Waltz of the flowers is another of my favorites. It is always such a treat to see your fingers dance on your piano. Thanks for sharing!

Aramadia - What a treat! Very well played and a fantastic video! What a lovely grand piano you have!

Jazzwee - Many great performances! It is always a pleasure to listen to your bands live recordings! Well done as always!! Thanks for sharing these!

Ragdoll - That was a great performance and nothing to be embarrassed for at all! I know that technology can be frustrating at times. It is like that for all of us I am sure.

Candlelightpiano - Many great performances! You play them with such a refined touch to the keys! You also have a lovely piano room! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Ladypayne - Absolutely lovely! You really bring out the music in your performance here. Great job!

Mr SH - Lovely! Did you compose the piece (We Three Kings)? What is wrong with the line-out on your DP?

Roger - What a great performance! Is that your own arrangement? It sounds very difficult. I loved it! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Ron - That was fantastic! I really enjoyed it. You really bring out the emotions in the music with this performance. Great job! And please share record more of your pieces and share with us here on PW!

Peter - Your playing is first class as always! Great job with the colors in the video too. What bridge is that?

String and Wood - What a fantastic performance! I like how you play it so gently. Loved it and I love the sound of your piano too! Thanks for sharing!

Dannac - That was a stellar performance of a classical piece! Well done! Thanks for sharing!

KenJazz - I always enjoy your performances here. Well played and I really like how you produce multi instrumental tracks like this. It is magic to me. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Last edited by Amaruk; 12/22/13 09:51 PM.

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#2201603 - 12/22/13 11:08 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk, that really was an incredible presentation. As many others have said, it really was like watching a TV Christmas special. You should be very proud of that performance. The white piano was just perfect for this piece too.

Originally Posted by Amaruk

Mr SH - Lovely! Did you compose the piece (We Three Kings)? Well, I composed my version, obviously, not the original.


What is wrong with the line-out on your DP?

Nothing. It is the Zoom H2 that I'm having the problem with. The external mic will not shut off no matter what I do. It should automatically switch over to a digital signal once a mini plug (3.5 mm) is plugged into the line in (or even the external mic) but it doesn't do it anymore. This is why (out of desperation), I recorded my piece via the headphones clamped over the Zoom! Acoustic recordings should be unaffected so no need to go shopping just yet.


#2201677 - 12/23/13 02:21 AM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Enjoying all the great inspiring recordings here! smile

The Christmas Waltz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginLFFL-VKw

The Carpenters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0xYynG8SWs

#2201734 - 12/23/13 08:28 AM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Ha! I know you were waiting for this, and now it's here grin

You may want to watch this with your speakers off wink
Hope you can have a good laugh with/at us. Merry Christmas everybody!



P.S.: "gatto scuoiato" means "cat skinned alive", but no animals were harmed in the making of this video! Our cat's intonation is actually better than that cool


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#2201774 - 12/23/13 10:23 AM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: sinophilia]  
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Merry Christmas, sinophilia!

You had me smiling all the way through. Thanks for the cheer!








#2201952 - 12/23/13 04:58 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Siniohilia - That was a great holiday gig! Merry Xmas to you too!

Mr SH - Too bad your H2 is acting up like that. I had never heard (or heard of) the song "We Three Kings" before so I assumed it was another of your great originals.


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#2201967 - 12/23/13 05:37 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Ragdoll]  
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Ragdoll

"AFA less wrong notes than you, I dare say your pieces are much more challenging `eh?. laugh"

That`s `cos I`m a fella with definite Neanderthal tendancies. Mistakes are part o` the package, like roughage in the diet, grin I like to think . . .


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#2201986 - 12/23/13 06:48 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk You put a lot of time and fortitude into the music and the vid. First rate stuff. You could be making a good living doin` this . . . .


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Elssa Well done on the Christmas (old time) waltz. I don`t remember this one. Either before or after my time . .


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Here`s a semi seasonal one which shows my age. It`ll never go out o` fashion even if I do. The granular version. On my new Steinway . .

https://soundcloud.com/peterws7/nights-in-white-satin

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Hey, everyone! I haven't been around here much recently, but I stopped by to listen to all the wonderful Christmas performances (and they are all wonderful) and to wish you all a Merry Christmas! One of these days I'll have more time to hang out here again.


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#2202014 - 12/23/13 08:29 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Peterws I'm not sure why, but I want to send you money. There is NO-WAY something like this performance should be floating around on the internet for free. Seriously, this is the style of music that I just love.

You literally just sent my goosebump meter off the freakin' charts with the 'Nights in white satin' piece. The improvisation was an absolute pleasure to listen too. Inspiration actually.

Is it me, or are some of these performances in this holiday thread just incredible or what?

#2202015 - 12/23/13 08:31 PM Re: 2013 ABF Holiday Performances.... Let's hear 'em! [Re: mr_super-hunky]  
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Hey Dennis, we sure miss you around here. You're part of our piano family so don't stay away too long.

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Sinophilia Lovely! Have a good one yourself girl!


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Why, thank you kind sir! Ain`t nobody said nowt like that before . . . grin


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Peterws - Beautifully done. If I didn't know the history of that song, I would swear it was a famous Christmas melody, the way you played it.


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I have really been enjoying listening to everyone's wonderful recordings! Unfortunately, I am not at home right now and the piano I currently have access to isn't nearly as good as my own (which isn't all that great to begin with) but I still might try to make a recording, we'll see. I really need to record my "original" arrangement of the Carol of the Bells, because if I don't, I may not remember how to play it next year!


Aramadia, I love your performance of Sleigh Ride! What is the arrangement? I'd love to have a copy of that.

Peterws, I am not familiar with Nights in White Satin, but wow, what a beautiful piece and your playing is wonderful!

Mr. SH, as always, fantastic playing and I love your arrangement of W Three Kings!

Everyone, thank you for sharing your music with us, it is wonderful to listen and also very motivating!


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The Moody Blues are timeless. Thanks peter for that beautiful rendition smokin


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Ragdoll - That was a great performance and nothing to be embarrassed for at all! I know that technology can be frustrating at times. It is like that for all of us I am sure.

Thank you for your kind words Amaruk. I enjoyed your presentation as well. Hard to keep up with this forum's responses. AFA technology, well, if it didn't change every 10 minutes it would be more manageable I think. MS+Google is the spawn of satan IMO! laugh laugh


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Oh my gosh, Moody Blues?? I'm sure I know that, but I didn't recognize it, probably because your version was so well done. Did you arrange that yourself?


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