G.S. Haynes | Four String Symphonies

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Four String Symphonies

by G.S. Haynes

Beautiful and evocative music for strings, performed under the direction of the composer.
Genre: Classical: Symphony
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1. String Symphony Winter Dreams: I.
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2. String Symphony Winter Dreams: II.
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4:03 album only
3. String Symphony Winter Dreams: III.
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4:15 album only
4. String Symphony The Venetian: I.
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5:28 album only
5. String Symphony The Venetian: II.
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4:21 album only
6. String Symphony The Venetian: III.
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4:32 album only
7. String Symphony Harvest: I.
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8. String Symphony Harvest: II.
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5:30 album only
9. String Symphony Harvest: III.
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10. String Symphony Falling Leaves: I.
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11. String Symphony Falling Leaves: II.
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12. String Symphony Falling Leaves: III.
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13. String Symphony Falling Leaves: IV.
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14. Flute Concerto Grace: I.
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15. Flute Concerto Grace: II.
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16. Flute Concerto Grace: III.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The String Symphonies of G.S. Haynes display his eminence as one of the great contemporary composers. This treasure of beautiful and evocative symphonies are beautifully written and classical in manner. His compositions exemplify the power of music to give expression to our dreams and fantasies. Each passage is infused with his pure melodic style; each note is written and recorded with the utmost care.

The music was performed by members of the Orchestra of the Digital Age, under the direction of the composer. Recorded at Ivy Dawg Studio and mastered at The Pearl Factory, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA, this is the first recording to utilize the full resource of the June 2008 upgrade of the facility. This Libra Records CD is a first edition limited release.


American composer G.S. Haynes has been quietly working to enrich the quality of our musical culture for almost 50 years. If surprise and delight have a single word in the contemporary classical world, for decades it has been Haynes. Teacher, performer, conductor, writer and lecturer as well as prolific composer, Maestro Haynes has - and continues to - weave his golden thread through the fabric of our musical times and into history.

The music of Haynes has always been known for his remarkable gift of melody. His melodies always have energy and motion. They seem familiar, yet lead to unexpected places, like taking the family car on a trip.. to a new continent! There is a unique inevitability to his melodic lines, which marks his complete technical command of the musical art, but the reason for the music is emotion and humanity and never just technical mastery.

A musician by age 7, Spensser Haynes had quickly developed abilities at the piano and with several stringed instruments, including a powerful tone on the violin which first brought him wide notice and recital appearances across the country. But composition was his great passion almost immediately. Fifty years later, he still speaks of writing music as an act like breathing, and still steadily produces compositions and musical ideas in a wide range of styles.

Most musicians find his music playable and interesting. It has a foundation of the composer’s many years of performing experience, and is intended to reveal its full richness in live performances for live audiences. The excitement this combination of experience and theoretical depth creates also comes across in these recordings: each composition invites us in and entertains us in its own special way.

For anyone who enjoys classical music, the music of G.S. Haynes should not be ignored. It is the music of those who believe in the power of Love, and can appreciate the difference between the art and the commerce of Music. Here is the influence of Bach and Haydn, of Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, of Pergolesi and Persichetti. Here is the tradition of the string orchestra, evolving into the next century. We also hear the influence of more contemporary artists reflected in these passages; Jean-Luc Ponty, Eileen Ivers, Jean-Pierre Rampal. Spensser Haynes is a musician who taps all the best that music offers, and distills a new and vital music for our time.


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Chris Kelly

A real find
I downloaded this album, and it is perfect background when I'm working. I feel thoughtful and more creative, and I catch something new in it almost every time. A real find - sometimes you take a chance and get lucky.

jarrod

hi
great cd mr haynes yr awesome. now i know what is was. you made me play #7 sneky but i forgive u!!

Charles S.

Fantastic!
AMazing to think this music is new, and so completely satisfying! This is simply the most worthwhile music I have heard in years. And then the thrill of exchanging email with the composer.. a very fine experience!

Peter Martin

strong performances
I would have liked to know the performers.

Jason

Thank You!
Thank You Maestro you are the Greatest Man! I live by your words and will always play violin and stay true to Love Of Music! I learn your piece and will play it soon. Thank You for wonderful gift and helping me. God Bless You!!!!!


Jason

Jason

Thank You!
Thank You Maestro you are the Greatest Man! I live by your words and will always play violin and stay true to Love Of Music! I learn your piece and will play it soon. Thank You for wonderful gift and helping me. God Bless You!!!!!


Jason

Laura Hamick

Fantastic!!
This music is uplifting and a joy to hear. He gives us wonderful contemporary classical music. I listen to it often!

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These are works of stunning beauty, perfect for quiet, focused enjoyment, or as a tranquil and uplifting backdrop to the rushing seasons of our lives.
“Winter Diamonds”, “Falling Leaves”, and “Harvest” conjure treasured memories, secret hopes, unexplored dreams waiting to blossom – like the promise of new and ever-changing seasons.
“Venetian” is a regal, romantic symphony, with a unique structure and luminous violin and strings.
Every exquisite nuance of “Grace”, the concerto for flute and string orchestra, befits is name.
The compositions evoke the masterpieces of historic composers, but are works from a contemporary musician and teacher who lives a full and multi-faceted life, and has the ability to transform all things good and beautiful into music. Spensser Haynes has an extraordinary talent on many instruments, yet the melodies reflect his love of violin and his ability to compose for the virtuoso and the beginner alike.
Listen to these symphonies with your heart and soul, and your spirit will be renewed with pure joy.

Katie Yakovlena

Genius
As a cellist, I have played his chamber pieces, sometimes with him. He is a fine violinist, not many know! His music is beautifully playable, the parts well written to the instruments and flow together nicely. The range is not often high, he writes mid range and the parts are interesting but not difficult. His music is delightful to play! Slightly dark, always he finds the soul in his music, and warm and happy feelings to play. A nice man, he makes nice music for the players. 21st century Bach!!