• Artist: James Piorkowski
  • Title: Toward the Light
  • Genre: Classical - Modern/Avant-Garde
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Very Slow (0-45)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Strings
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Mourning, Accidental Death, Transcendence
  • Lyrics: When eagles fall from the skyand houses crack open like eggs,the world, too far, too fast, too full,stills.A beacon of distress.We turn from our daily lives.We turn as one.In that instant when the soul releases,climbs the night’s smoke to the heavens,earthly hearts contract.All that we knew, iced over now, shatters.Sirens lace the night air.Loved ones blown free from the wreckage,climb also, toward the light.In the heart of a neighborhood, impossible flame blooms.In the silence beyond hearing, music.Mournful saxophone, gentle guitar,sweet female voice rising in prayer.Notes ascend, escorting our neighborshome.
  • Keywords: classical, Contemporary Piano

About James Piorkowski

Compositions often featuring the classical guitar in solo and in chamber music settings.

His writing style “evokes comparisons to jazz icons because of his refusal to adhere to idiomatic pigeon-holing." –Buffalo Magazine. His musical language, while described as both erudite and multifarious, remains accessible. “Piorkowski is a modernist, always experimenting as he moves easily from tonal to atonal formats.” –Fanfare.

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