Munro DeJohn | November Solstice

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November Solstice

by Munro DeJohn

Timeless, beautiful, unforgettable melodies that will leave the listener fully engaged, featuring solo Instrumental piano and strings. Munro DeJohn is a brilliant pianist and contemporary composer.
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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1. November Solstice
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Album Notes
November Solstice
"I wrote this one November inspired by nature during the change of seasons when snow comes to cover the autumn leaves. There on the edge of life’s descent into dormancy, for one brief moment it seemed as if time stood still. Within that moment was a haunting and unforgettable melody, capturing the final transition of autumn into winter. "
Beautifully arranged for piano and solo chamber strings. Composed and performed by Munro DeJohn.

Greensleeves
A song inspired by the passions of love. This traditional English folk song has endured the centuries.
"I always loved this timeless beautiful melody as a child and wanted to create my own rendition. " Arranged for piano and strings, composed and performed by Munro DeJohn.

Untitled Love Song
"Years ago I spent one afternoon in an art gallery. Some of the paintings were left untitled, and I noticed that it left me with an opened ended interpretation of the artist's paintings." Captured in this composition are many of love's subtle textures and emotional colors depicting the joy, lament, longing and hopefulness of the universal love experience.
"Remembering how I felt that day in the art gallery, I wanting to leave the title of this work profoundly "untitled" so the listener would not have any preconceived ideas, affording the listener the freedom to paint their own personal experience in a love song, open to pursue the compelling mystery but ever elusive charm known as love. "
Composed and performed by Munro DeJohn.

Album Notes by the composer Munro DeJohn and Ray Martin Cerimeli
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"Notes To Myself As A Composer"
By Munro DeJohn
"As a composer, if I can create a beautiful melody with richness in harmony, and if I can transport my listener
to a peaceful or reflective place in their heart by hearing my music, then I feel I have created something beautiful, something wonderful.
Music has a way of transforming your physiology, and with a sigh of relief can and will relax you. It can make you feel vibrant, or bring you back to a sweet time in your life, recognitive memory, allowing your mind to relive those memories as if you were experiencing them again for the first time. Just by hearing that melody, you become transcended in time! "
Words by the composer Munro DeJohn.


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Ray Martin Cerimeli

November Solstice - Greensleeves
This piece perfectly captures the unique feeling of that brief moment when nature pauses to draw a breath and begin its dissent into winter's stillness. We catch a brief glimpse of summer's season of growth and fall's season of harvest shrinking in life's rear view mirror. November Solstice has captured that hauntingly magical moment when time and nature momentarily stand still. Complete with powerful classical structure and modern harmonic balance, Munro DeJohn shows why he is considered by many as one of our most cherished contemporary classical composers.

Munro DeJohn has created and performed a stunningly tender and impressively embellished rendition of one of the world's most well known songs. Only a master pianist and composer could conceive and perform such a delightful version of this medieval masterpiece. This is the most beautiful arrangement and solo performance of Greensleeves ever created ! Everyone should add this wonderful recording to their music collection!