"Enchantment" Copyright © Powers Photography
Back when Shannon and I were dating, I asked her if she would like to get a "nice" picture of us together as a couple. I was also in the process of moving my piano from college back down to Orlando. I told her that I would take care of everything, and all she needed to do was show up at the park with a nice dress on.
When Shannon arrived, I met her in the parking lot, (she looked radiant) and asked her to come with me along the path. Deep in the middle of the park, she discovered my piano, accompanied by the master photographers that I had set the appointment with.
She thought that it was charming that I had gone to such lengths for just a simple picture. Susan, one of the photographers, sat Shannon down on the piano bench and began to adjust her hair. When she finished, Shannon turned to ask me if I was ready, only to find me bent, on one knee.
Needless to say, everything turned out perfect that day.
Shannon came to find out that Stewart, the other photographer, under the guise of "getting his camera ready", had documented the entire event in real time. One of Shannon's favorite albums, is her very own Engagement Album from that day.
This piece "Enchantment", was written as a present for Shannon later on during our engagement. It's much older than any of the other pieces you've heard on this blog, and it is composed differently. I wanted to capture my feelings for her in this piece, and so the music was actually written out the 'normal' way, in advance and practiced; long before I had discovered my improvisational method. I still have the hand written notation in my piano bench.
Sorry, it's been a while since I've posted, we've been busy having another beautiful little boy.
Everyday, especially lately, I am so in awe of my wife, and thought that it would be nice to share this music that I wrote for her.
Enchantment.Mp3 (c) 1997 William Cushman (3:53 / 3.6Mb / Low bandwidth version Here.
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Here are some links to projects that people have made using this composition.. check them out!
- "Enchanted" - by Benny Wibowo of Neus Motion.
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