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Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #68

Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,

   The song this cycle is Lilacs, written in 1997 after the sudden death of our friend Geertje on May 30th.  The lilacs were just in bloom, as they are now, spring finally in full swing, the air gentle and scented with the last of the apple blossoms, the first lilacs and that sure vigor and sweet urgency of the season, the songs of phoebe and warbler, vireo and hermit thrush...It's also a year to the day since our land mate and spirit brother, Tony, died just shy of 94. 

    Joyful Trio recorded Lilacs on our first CD, Leonore on percussion and vocals, Ken Pierce on cello, and me on piano and vocals.

   My best to each,


I'm sending you a monthly offering from original music I've been writing over many years. I've been so bold as to add your email to my newsletter list.  You can unsubscribe at any time (link at the bottom of the email).

Many songs are recorded solo, some are from different musical twinings from over the years - all are original tunes, with some occasional collaborations.

   Play your favorites!

    I've also added a Favorites feature so that, as the playlists grow, you can mark those songs you particularly like and just listen to those, again from using the drop down filter at the top of the playlist.  Right now it's a two-step process.  You have to click on the song you want to mark on the playlist and then go to the side bar (bottom on phone) and click the gray heart so select; click again to deselect. 

    On the technical side, the favorites function relies on you not clearing your cookies, often the default setting. Favorites will be lost if cookies are cleared. I hope to add a login feature that would allow you to keep your selections without cookies.

    Finally, realizing that many people no longer have a CD player, Leonore and I made our three albums available for free here on the site in playlists.  There's a tab, Albums, on the top menu.   Select the album you want to hear from the dropdown and enjoy.  Songs are free to download as well.  We will make some CDs for those who may want that medium - if that is your desire, feel free to contact me.


Listen to Lilacs