Beautiful Faces

By Leland Thomas Faegre

 

Beautiful Faces

Description: It was not long after meeting Patricia Lee Combs [who came to me as a guitar student in 1978] that I wrote this romantic and melancholy bar stool composition on her baby grand piano.  Although I feel her presence, she was my biggest fan and I will always miss her fairest of friendships that I am certain can be interpreted from the production.  In addition to two concurrently played piano tracks, the production includes the use of a full set of drums used quite economically, French horn, chorused fretless bass guitar and a 14 instrument violin section using both glissando and pizzicato technique for the bridge or middle eight.

Story Behind the Music: The keys to her baby grand piano were very sensitive and I remember thinking that I wished that this was my piano instead of the one I had.  Of course it was my piano away from home and it gave me great pleasure at parties in addition to being part of the inspiration for this composition.  She became one of my dearest friends spanning approximately 25 years, culminating in her inexplicable death from cancer on August 9, 2003. 

My wife gave me the title and it was yet another example of the character of the piano, and in this instance, also the character of this beautiful and talented person influencing the creativity.

2003-09-04 "Beautiful Faces" by  Leland Thomas Faegre

 

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  Artist: Leland Thomas Faegre
  Release Date: April 4, 2008
  Genre: New Age
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"There really are some beautiful elements in this piece.  The strings you employ here have a characteristic found in the the martini/lounge genre.  You've got a gift for catchy hooks and chord changes.  What you have...is really beautiful..." 

---Taxi, August 27, 2005

 

 

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"Wow reminds me of Vangelis meets Rick Wakeman...A very dynamic artist with a clear feel of direction to the music almost similar to the Canadian band " The Tea Party " but in the use of the piano and percussion....Great sounds......4/5 looking forward to seeing an album release in Australia as well as a tour...well done!"

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