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<PS> The Last Lullaby

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I submitted this piece for the Austin Symphony's First Annual Young Composers Competition. Of all twenty-five entries, mine was one of the twelve that the judges though deserved to be performed.

To say the least, I'm overjoyed.

Below is the description of the piece which is on the score.
"The Last Lullaby" is about a mother and her infant child. For reasons that remain unnamed, the mother must leave her child forever, never to see him again. Because the child is an infant, he cannot understand the situation. However, he can understand being told goodnight has the mother has done several times. As the mother sings her bittersweet lullaby, she feels pain, love, and sadness. She also looks at her child and thinks of his innocent sweetness, and the adventures that she will never see him embark on.

Throughout her lullaby she wishes to say goodbye, but she can only say goodnight.
I hope you enjoy listening to my piece. Please vote, review, and maybe even favorite or download this piece if you really like it.


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Very good, its downloaded to my library of good music

PenguinSam responds:

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I wish I could post the live recording here, but I can't allow downloads on that piece. It was such a pleasure to write this piece and I'm so glad you enjoy it. Thank you for the listen!



You clearly deserve more publicity. I wish i could see your piece performed... but alas, I live in kentucky...

PenguinSam responds:

Thank you for those kind words!

I honestly wish my music could get more publicity. I don't exactly write in a genre that everyone listens to these days, so it's understandable why I haven't gotten more.

Thank you for taking the time to listen! :)


I'm sorry...

I cannot listen to this while I read your description, out of everything Ive read and listened to at the same time, this one just... connects to me more I guess... Damn... I was hoping I wouldnt cry today.
Amazing song, hope people recognize it on here soon.

PenguinSam responds:

Thank you so much!

That's the kind of reaction I was trying to get out of this piece, so hearing that is truely a meaningful complement.

And I hope people on here recognize it, too. I can't wait for it to be performed! And hopefully it will be recorded as well.

Thank you for listening to my work and reviewing it as well. The input that I get back from listeners tells me so much as to what music conveys what thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

And don't let those tears bring you down. ;)


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Dec 21, 2010
5:37 PM EST
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6.1 MB
6 min 41 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.