Once Upon a Whimsically Macabre Time Album

by WhimsicallyMacabre

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Each piece on this sophomore album by Whimsically Macabre invites you into a fantastical and offbeat world where strange dissonances and oddly familiar melodies combine. The album begins with a piece inspired by the poem by William Blake, played both inside the piano and on the keys. The next piece subtly subverts the meaning of the poem by Lord Byron, "She Walks in Beauty." "Awkward Waltz" is a tender, contemplative anthem for introverts. The album concludes with a piece that is rebelliously understated and questioning of a world that is dominated by forceful statements. "Under Where?" is Whimsically Macabre's response to the song "Over There."

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released October 12, 2016

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WhimsicallyMacabre Denver, Colorado

Many of these compositions have been concocted from the remains of nursery rhymes. Stacy Fahrion is a composer and pianist who lives in Denver and enjoys playing house concerts for like-minded, slightly demented audiences. Sing-alongs and shenanigans are always encouraged at her events. Purchase sheet music here: pianopronto.com/composers-community/stacy-fahrion/ ... more

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Track Name: The Tyger
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
Track Name: She Walks in Beauty
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
~Lord Byron
Track Name: Awkward Waltz
Sheet music for this piece is available here: http://pianopronto.com/stacy-fahrion-awkward-waltz/
Track Name: Waltz for a Six-Legged Octopus
Sheet music: https://pianopronto.com/composers-community/stacy-fahrion/stacy-fahrion-waltz-for-a-six-legged-octopus/
Track Name: On the Way I Lost It
A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I lost it,
I lost it,
I lost it,
And on the way I lost it.
A little boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket.
Track Name: Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
And all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty
Together again.
Track Name: This is the Way
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning.

This is the way we...
Track Name: The Farmer Loves Adele
Sheet music: http://pianopronto.com/stacy-fahrion-the-farmer-loves-adele/
Track Name: Twinkle Twinkle Little Boat
Row row row your twinkly boat, gently down the stream, how I wonder what you are, merrily, merrily, merrily merrily, up above the world so high, life is but a diamond in the sky.
Track Name: America
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing...
Track Name: Under Where?
Deal from strength or get crushed every time?! What?