Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Mikolaj Holowko
"Thank you.  Interesting that you and several others call my music Celtic since, as far as I know, I have no ancestry from Ireland or Scotland.  I suppose it's a sound carried by Scottish settlers to these Appalachian mountains where I live. 
Thanks…"
Dec 16, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for William Staab
"Thank you for friendship on Composers'Forum. Martha Maria"
Jun 18, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Timothy Lee Miller
"Hi there,  No, I haven't run into your sister in Oak Ridge.  Is she musical too?  MM"
May 20, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Timothy Lee Miller
"Hi, What is your sister's name?  Perhaps I know her.  Not likely, but maybe.  Oak Ridge is a small town.  I also enjoyed your music.  I also liked the comment from the professor who said you were someone not afraid to compose beautiful music. I…"
May 15, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Hello.  Just came on to say howdy.  Let's make our plan this week!  Are you game?
 
 Your friend from across the big pond,
Martha Maria
P.S.  Is the royal wedding a big deal over there?  Kate looks like a sweet girl.  I'm not particularly interested…"
Apr 27, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Hi There, I'm going to sleep very well!!!!  This little piece reminds me of those sweet summer days when the ice cream truck came around and Mother always gave us a quarter to buy a brown cow.  
Sorry, I haven't checked in more lately.  I've been…"
Apr 21, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter commented on Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter's video
"Just want to mention that I wrote and performed the song "Don't Shout Me Down."  Sorry about the 'sheeple' comment on here...That was the description I wrote for my YouTube channel and it automatically showed up here.  You can take the politics of…"
Mar 21, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Hello John, Have not been on the site much....been working a lot on my new website and making more videos.  Just wanted to say a quick hello to you and hope that you are well.  Will try to check in more next week and take a listen to some of your…"
Mar 19, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter posted a video
There are no more Sheeple. Across the globe, the people are waking up, the sheep are not blindly submitting to the dictators and the power elites any more. ...
Mar 18, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"I'm listening, for the second time, to 'One for MarMelodian.'  What a delightful surprise to find this ONE!  It's lovely.  It reminds me so much of piano music from the Civil War Era in the states.  Did you see the Ken Burns film series on PBS about…"
Mar 2, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Listening to Sunshine Scene right now. I like your instrumentation, and the clarity of the parts.  Very sweet melody.  Is that lead instruments something like an ocarina? "
Mar 1, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Funny, I guess I just focused on your middle name, for some reason....don't know why.  Didn't think about it, just typed.  I shall investigate your suggestions about piano music submissions.  Thanks for the tip!"
Feb 25, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"That's a wonderful idea for someone on this site who has the technical know how, the time and the inclination to do exactly that....Composers' Forum radio.  Actually, it could double as a Composers' Forum Music Library as well, a site for music…"
Feb 25, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Christopher John Ulrich Burke
"Hi John, Wow, thanks for your nice comments.  To tell you the truth, I don't know the radio stations to which you are referring.  Are they internet stations?  To tell you the truth, what I don't do is market....I'm lazy and remiss about that.  I…"
Feb 24, 2011
Martha Maria / Dogwood Daughter left a comment for Justin Crosby
"Thank you, Justin, for the link.  Sorry I did not acknowledge it earlier.  I don't get e-mail notifications, for some reason, from this site, and had not been on the site for several months.  You are kind to give it to me.  I shall check it out. …"
Feb 24, 2011
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Sep 17, 2010
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  • Cool :) Certainly there is an celtic blood in your vains ;)

    My uncle is a lover and a composer himself of scottish and celtic music, and has got many friends that dig it too :)

  • Fantastic stuff! :) Will forward to my uncle as he loves celtic music :)

  • Thanks Martha...and you're right as far today's terms are concerned, ballads are usually referred to as slow musical pieces with defined lyrical qualities...however, it was not always that way...the early and late romantics developed this style as a  one-movement musical piece also with lyrical and dramatic narrative qualities, however, they were highly recognized as well for their emphasis in musical freedom and virtuosity....The term "ballade" was associated with French poetry until the mid-19th century, when Chopin was among the first to pioneer the ballade as a musical form...I know you would find some particular appreciation for them....I recommend the Chopin Gminor Ballade or the Eb major....they are absolutely outstanding compositions...an example below...I would recommend hearing it in its entirety to capture all its poetry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR7eUSFsn28

    Anyhow, I want to thank you as always for your insightful appreciation of my music...

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  • Hi Martha,

       Thanks for the contact here!

                   Bill

     

     

  • Hi Martha,

     

    My sister's name is Kym Afong. She teaches in one of the elementary schools there, and her husband, Scott works at ORNL. We grew up in East Knoxville, but each of us has lived literally all over this country.

     

    Thanks for checking out my website. I appreciate the comments as well. 

     

    Best,

    Tim

  • Martha,

     

    A pleasure to meet you. My sister lives in Oak Ridge. I, of course, grew up in Knoxville. I enjoyed listening to your music . . . very enchanting!

     

    Tim

  • Dear Martha.

    Put that up as a surprise for you, glad you found it! Hadn't written much solo piano music before, so it was a challenge for me to see if I could do it or not. I'll try another one now you've liked that one.

    When I was young, I used to buy records for their B-sides. I had a whole collection of records, some hits, many not, but I didn't buy them for the A-sides, I bought them because I played the B-sides on jukeboxes in cafes and found them so much more interesting. And I used to love the great old orchestras like James Last, Mantovani, Ron Goodwin, Frank Chacksfield.... That's not showing my age, I was about 8 when I first heard them on a BBC Radio station, Radio 2, and I was addicted to them after that - all the other kids were buying rock'n'roll, I was buying orchestras from charitiy shops!

    As far as Scarlatti goes - there's no intentional similarity but I'm glad it reminded you of something listenable. If it had made you think of 'Faerie's Air and Death Waltz', for example, I'd've had to do a serious rethink (would you believe that that John Stump piece has actually been played and there's a video of it on YouTube!)

    Thanks for liking it, once again. I'll try a couple more for you.

    Yours respectfully

    Chris.
  • Dear Martha.

    Having you listen to it is reason enough for writing it.

    It's my lovely Mini Erhu VST. And the banjo-y thing lateron is a DSK Dobro.(DSK World Strings). It's the first thing I've ever managed to mix properly, because of technical things I didn't understand with my software (I'm not THAT geeky on music software! Any other kind - for sure.) Now, I can use up to 8 sounds at once and mix them - to a point, am having proper lessons soon. 

    Thanks for liking the tune - I'm SO touched that you've listened to it. It's the only one I've put up because it's the only one I've thought worthy of putting up - am writing more to put up right now!

     

    Thanks for liking it - I'm really happy you do.

     

    Yours respectfully

     

    Chris.

  • No worries. And yes, the marketing side of things id the hardest and least pleasant part for me as well. Hopefully at some point in the near future you (as well as myself) find an agent that helps handle that side.

     

    Cheers~

  • That oversized para. apart, I really think you should submit your tracks to Solo Piano Radio. They're SUCH a refreshing change to the arpeggiated pretentious waffle that that site increasingly consists of. You'd be a real breath of fresh air to them all, you know.

     

    One last thing that fascinates me - why did you think my name was John? All through my life, everyone who's gotten my name wrong has either called me John (which is my 3rd name) or David (which is my father's name). More than a little strange, that. 

     

    Sorry this E-mail's backwards - I had to chop it into sections to get past the size barrier.

     

    Yours respectfully

     

    ulrichburke (a.k.a. Chris in real life, the 'ulrichburke' bit is my last two names stuck together!)
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