I am really a very simple person

I’m posting a couple of versions of this first piece I’ve made since embarking on the River Trip. It’s called “I am really a very simple person.” I’m not entirely sure where it came from, but I’m really glad it showed up!

I made the keyboard version in early January. It goes like this:

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And now I’ve made a sort of shape-note choral version by overdubbing myself singing all the parts. It goes like this:

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While I like things about each version, I feel like perhaps the piece has something more to say that I’m not quite grasping with either of these recordings. So I am really open to finding out what you are hearing in the piece; perhaps your comments will help me clarify where it wants to go.

If you’re a musician and want to play with the piece yourself, you can download a draft score here.