Cerulean
by Nielson, Baldwin, Emond, Battersby

From Samuel Nielson:

A peaceful, hopefully emotional piece

I started out planning to use a full orchestra but it didn’t take me long to realize this song needed a smaller softer approach so I decided to limit myself to solo instruments : a string quartet, woodwinds and a harp all from my Virtual Playing Orchestra sample library.

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Cerulean
Lyrics by: Suzann Baldwin

All the mist on the ground,
grey spreading all around,
is just a lost cloud that has found
a quiet place to sleep.
Leaving the bed unmade.
Waiting for pain to fade.
I always thought the plans we made
were promises that you would keep.

(chorus)
Fear makes my blood run cold
in every shade of blue
I can’t stop my mind from running
back to you.

Saw a doll in a tree.
Sadly she looked at me.
Tattered eyes, hair caught in a breeze.
Misguided fantasy.
Give me the time I spent,
those days that came and went,
I was waiting dumb and silent,
for your rehearsed apology.

(chorus)

I watch as sorrow comes,
so dark and bittersweet,
while all the things you never said
lay silent at my feet.
Fear makes my blood run cold
in every shade of blue
I can’t stop my mind from running
running forever back to you.

Samuel Nielsonpiano composition, melody
Suzann Baldwinlyrics
Gregg Emondvocals
Paul Battersbyflute, oboe, clarinet, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, harp, mixing

 

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8 comments on “Cerulean by Nielson, Baldwin, Emond, Battersby
  1. Thanks for sharing this arrangement, nice melodi and a showtune for the use of sonatina library.

    I do think there are choices in the arrangement that i would have done differently, but maybe some day i will get to try that on a version now that i have started using sonatina my self 🙂 That is what makes music so interesting, one melodi can be done in so many ways and styles.

    • > showtune for the use of sonatina library

      If by “sonatina” you mean “Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra”, although many songs on my web site were done using that library, this particular song and those that are more recent, use my own “Virtual Playing Orchestra” library.

      > I do think there are choices in the arrangement that i would have done differently

      I’m sure there are many different ways to orchestrate the same song. If I started over, it would likely come out different each time.

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