“Rose without Thorns” Written/Performed by Siena Girouard

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Title/Theme: “Rose without Thorns” Written/Performed by Siena Girouard; Key/Structure: A minor

Comment about this piece:  One good thing about extended Coronavirus quarantine is having time to spend with my family. My daughter Siena (who just turned 16) plays guitar, piano and sings. We’re constantly talking about music and these recent days/weeks have provided more time to play and write as well. For this alone, I am so thankful. Siena had written a song about a year ago. She was planning to add lyrics, but I’ve always loved it as a solo piano piece. I’ve wanted to record her playing it but there was always an obstacle, excuse or distraction (isn’t that true for so many things?!). It took quarantine to finally record Siena’s “Rose without Thorns”. The piece was recorded “live” straight through (just like Dad on Naked Piano). Siena’s middle name is “Rose”, so I hope that provides enough backstory for the title and what you hear. I’m thankful to share this and hope you enjoy it as much as her Dad 🙂

Please share your comments and feedback below the post – I enjoy hearing from you.

(Equipment/Setup: Logic Pro, Ravenscroft Piano Plugin, MV Compressor, MIDI keyboard input).

Simply unzip the folder, then drag and drop the files into iTunes or wherever you store music files (the file may auto-play on some systems).

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MOBILE USERS

If you are accessing via a mobile device just use the download app of your choice to save the track to your phone or tablet.

Or if you prefer, you can stream the track here:

STREAM LINK:  GG_Piano_Meditations_Rose Without Thorns (Siena Girouard)

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Enjoy. & feel free to share…

19 Responses

  1. Ron Titterington
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    Bravo Siena! Very well done! Now I will have to discern between which Girouard I feel like listening to.
    I look forward to hearing more from you!

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Ron! I’ve passed along your comment to Siena. Are you staying safe/well? Are you still able to work these days? I hope you’re well and safe…

  2. Jeff Bjorck
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    Lovely! Keep composing!

  3. Phil Trumbull
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    Siena, the apple didn’t fall far from the creative genius tree, did it? Maria and I loved hearing ‘Rose Without Thorns’ very much. Gary, when will we hear a piano duet (or dueling pianos..)?? You’ve got in-house competition to keep you sharp…Love, Phil & Maria

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Phil! I passed along your comment to Siena. We are definitely going to work on more music :). I hope you and Maria are staying well – and hope things are safe to see you soon.

  4. Lorraine Nielsen
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    Well done Siena! Gary, I could only hear it on the stream link. When I downloaded it the other way your song Raven was what came up.

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Lorraine – I fixed the link (thank you!). Have a wonderful weekend.

      • Lorraine Nielsen
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        Thanks Gary. Also, wondering if you will have sheet music for Giardino? I love that song!

        • pianoxcape
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          I don’t have Giardino (yet) – I just finished and will release the sheet music for The Raven next week. Also, just want you to know how much I appreciate your feedback and comments. Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Donna
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    Beautiful piece, Siena! I enjoyed hearing you play. I felt swept away and wanted more. You have the same talent as your Dad, you write and play in such a way that people can “feel” the music! I second the other comments, hoping to hear more of you in the future! Thank you, Gary for sharing!

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Donna – I’ll pass along your kind message to Siena. Are you working during the Pandemic? I hope you’re well and wish you a wonderful weekend.

      Gary

  6. Steven Cravis
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    Beautiful piece, Siena. It has great depth and feeling. Congratulations!

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Steven!

  7. Pamela Hyett
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    Thank you Siena for the lovely music. The world needs lots of music right now. So keep on composing and playing.

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Pamela!

  8. Noreen Mastroianni
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    Great piece, Siena! Loved your creation and looking forward to the next!

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Noreen!

  9. Nadine Correia
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    Congratulations Siena! I enjoyed your piece very much. Gary, I also enjoyed reading your comment. What a talented family and my best wishes for you both. Thank you for sharing and stay safe.

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Nadine!

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