Mother of the Bride (Gail’s Song)

In early April with Sugarloaf Mountain as a backdrop for a wedding out near Washington DC, I played part of this song for a wedding recessional. I started composing it the night before and only had part of it but I felt it was very fitting for the scenery and the occasion. It started to take shape as I sat in our orchard and played it again on a cold rainy spring day. I wanted it to be organic and fresh for everyone including me. I wanted to create on the fly. I think I have some keeper parts and some parts to hone a little bit more. But in general, I like what I have and it was fun just to jam for you all.

I wrote it for the mother of the bride, hence the title. Gail is a friend of mine and I’m so blessed to be part of her life and her daughters wedding day. To me the song has the majest and joy of the moment but also the tones of remembering.

I hope you enjoy this new series of raw, organic songs that I will create on the fly with just me and my hammered dulcimer and nature as a backdrop. Gotta love the birds in the background on this song.


7 comments

  • Dave

    Dave

    Very Nice.

    Very Nice.

  • GailD

    GailD

    Oh Ted - that was just beautiful! I am so touched! We felt so blessed to have you come play for our daughter's wedding.

    Oh Ted - that was just beautiful! I am so touched! We felt so blessed to have you come play for our daughter's wedding.

  • John from Honeywell

    John from Honeywell

    Thank you! I could almost feel all the different emotions you must have witnessed and were able to conveying in your music! Words often fall short, but music, music seems to touches the heart!

    Thank you! I could almost feel all the different emotions you must have witnessed and were able to conveying in your music! Words often fall short, but music, music seems to touches the heart!

  • DulciKnitter

    DulciKnitter

    Lovely tune. Really enjoyed the nature shots, especially the pussy willows. It's still snowing out my window!

    Lovely tune. Really enjoyed the nature shots, especially the pussy willows. It's still snowing out my window!

  • Rene

    Rene

    Thanks Ted, very nice, makes me think of more upcoming weddings. Keep up the good work

    Thanks Ted, very nice, makes me think of more upcoming weddings. Keep up the good work

  • joni

    joni

    Really, really good. Introspective with just a few quick touches of haunting; hopeful; triumphant, calm. Thank you...

    Really, really good. Introspective with just a few quick touches of haunting; hopeful; triumphant, calm.

    Thank you...

  • Cal

    Cal

    Great Ted.!.. This could be part of the next album. Gotta share a little story with you... Maryland is our original home. Every year (either fall/spring) we'd take our young family to the Sugarloaf Mt. Craft Festival, held in either Timonium or Gaithersburg, MD. What a neat experience.. Funnel cakes, Apple Butter, face Paiting, & Oh Yes Dulcimers! Bought my first Mt Dulcimer & dreams Of A Hammered one... Dreams do come true! Blessings ^ Thanks

    Great Ted.!.. This could be part of the next album.
    Gotta share a little story with you... Maryland is our original home. Every year (either fall/spring) we'd take our young family to the Sugarloaf Mt. Craft Festival, held in either Timonium or Gaithersburg, MD. What a neat experience.. Funnel cakes, Apple Butter, face Paiting, & Oh Yes Dulcimers! Bought my first Mt Dulcimer & dreams Of A Hammered one... Dreams do come true! Blessings ^ Thanks

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