Song #6: Cherished Spirit

Hi everyone Kevin Maher here, welcome back to the Sketchbook. If this is your first time here, I am glad you stopped by and I invite you to listen to the music that I have posted. Today I am posting a new composition for saxophone, entitled Cherished Spirit. This is the sixth song that I am publishing in this series. This is part of a project, where I am posting a new song from my catalog, every month, for you to hear.  If you are interested in joining me on this journey,  please go to my website and sign up for the mailing list, I will send you a note on the day that the next new song is released. 

The piece I am releasing here (Cherished Spirit), is written for three sax voices, acoustic bass and piano (though I have started a symphonic arrangement of this same tune, which I will post down the line). This piece, like most of my music is abstract in intent and takes a path of its own, but it was recorded under the setting in which I felt the presence of my departed mother in the space of that creative moment. I won’t opine on the nature of that experience, other than to say it clearly shaped the tone and temperament of the piece. So it is, that I am dedicating this composition to my dearly departed mother, in honor of the joy, kindness, laughter and support she gave me and all who know her.   

If you like what I am doing here, please visit and subscribe to the YouTube channel by clicking the subscribe button and don’t forget to click the bell so that you get the notifications. Please share this with everyone you think might appreciate it, as I would like to connect with as many people as possible in the hopes of moving this music to the next stage. And remember, this site is called Sketchbook, because these compositions are first round sketches of songs that I hope to re-orchestrate, re-record and re-envision in collaboration with others. But the first step is to connect with those producers, engineers and musicians who are open to collaboration and I hope you will help me build the fan base to get that exposure. Feel free to leave feedback and if you are a music professional who would like to collaborate with recording, production or any other aspect of the process, please let me know. With that, I will let the song speak for itself. Thanks for listening and I hope you like it. Peace. 

we were, 

once cleaved 

together then 

apart 

you gave 

til could no more and 

in passing, 

were grieved 

beyond dried tears 

held close, 

you left 

strength molded, 

love touched, 

we are, 

but for you 

 

                                     -Kevin

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