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Across the Sea of Madness
by Michael A. Guy
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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My jazz/new age CD: August Ocean Overture will be available soon at This song is to be released on my song CD of the same name in 2008 with vocals by Michael L'Ecluse

Across the Sea of Madness



I. Intro: 1 instrumental: pizzicato. Bass and Elec. Piano L.H.
II. Verses begin on Bar#5 (beat 1)


          A boat upon the ocean....

              A ship thatís lost at sea....

               I sail a trackless sea.

                   (in search of you, in search of me)

          2.  bar#10:

          Like a gull upon a windy track,

              I will sail this tack, / (more like half-voice)

               while I catch a wind to blow me back. / (stacc. Ending to ďbackĒ) bar#14

            3. Hum (no words) thru bar#18


                   Across the ĎSea of Madnessí..... /

bar #21 (vocal continues) Modulates: up 1/2 to B major

                   Across the gulf of pain,

          The course of storms, wind, waves and rain.

          5. bar# 23

                    In your arms my course will be run,

                    In your love my ship will come,

                    To sail its final run. / 

            6. Hum (bars 26-34) until bar #35 then:

            7. Bar35  (sing freely over music )

Westward into the setting sun

One westward, to be one

Iím sailing Home Again

Iím Westward Bound,

Iím sailing Home Again

Iím Homeward Bound

[Across The Sea Of Madness]

bar42          Westward into the sun. // bar43


Abrupt stop / INSTRUMENTAL BREAK: all guitars come in on 3-chord romp. BAR#60: should end this file


c. 2007, michael a. guy, all rights reserved [orig. ca. 1997]


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Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/25/2007
Madness and pain are two great historic reasons for some of the finest poetry and music ever written. No mediocre stuff here. Thank you!
Reviewed by Saberi Roy 10/7/2007
'across the sea of madness, across the gulf of pain' - that's so good. this one is an effective one. you're in the midst of a lot of activities. good luck.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/20/2007
This is an incredible thrill for me, Michael. Firstly, I love your music. Secondly, last Boxing Day, I was approached via this site by a known young Irish Composer, Ian Wilson, who has asked to set a similar poem of mine as part of an hour-long choral work which is due to be premiered in County Wexford next year. My poem is Safe Harbour, but his other chosen texts are by top Brit poets Alice Oswald and Jacob Polley! I'm excited by this coincidence and LOVE that you are using poetry pages here to bring words and music together in this way. The emotional flow of your lyrics fit your composition like a glove... I can only imagine what on earth Ian Wilson has done with mine! Thank you so much for this. I have enjoyed every second. Love, Kate xx
Reviewed by Debra Baker 9/20/2007
I love music, art and literature. I listen to the piano solo. Magnificent piece of work. You are a very talented composer and Writer. Soar with the depths of such beauty for you are blessed in so many ways.
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 9/19/2007
"Across the Sea of Madness" brings all those difficult waves right back down to a lapping ripple, gently evening out the rough waters in life, with love...soothing our senses once again...
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by A PAX 9/19/2007
I played two of your tunes, and it seems you are the double deal, music and words........wonderful
pax A
Reviewed by John Leko 9/19/2007 in this write...of loss at sea...catch a wind to blow me back...home. ...jazz essence in the soulness of ones piano...cast into the sea...found treasure.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/18/2007
Intriguing, and you pique the readers inquisitiveness to hear more. Let me know when your album is ready.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/28/2007
Soon i will buy a converter/digitizer, My boyfr. just bought one *( for his guitar strums etc) to put on his sight and YouTube, he got his from Ebay and looked in!
Have fun with yours!
YOur new toy to caress and love, as it will bring you passions to behold!
can't wait to hear your sounds again!
YOur poem is tantalizing, like drifting on the ocean current, as I love to do often!
This was amazing and soothing classical sound!
A gem I will treasure!
Thank you!
WArmly, Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 8/28/2007
I was able to open the music by downloading a license...
this is really beautiful ...will love to hear you singing the lines to this....tried to keep up with two windows but since I don't how the melody goes it was difficult....good job

Reviewed by Nancy Meeks (Reader) 8/24/2007
Your poem and the music are just beautiful, great job Michael.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/23/2007
As usual, your music probably on Quicktime (free from Apple, folks) opened immediately. I did have to open another window to read the poem at the same time. The instrumental is very apropos for the poem and the metaphor of the sea is strong and compelling. Nice to have a true professional on board.

Reviewed by blue soplain 8/22/2007
grrrrr---- prodigy :}
so, it appears that youa re one fo those multi-talented crazy-good types that make me feel utterly hapless. . .. (sighs) but i like you anyways :}
how on earth or heaven did you find that within yourself??? i am stilled
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/22/2007
This is so moving and it just reaches in and touches the soul, fantastic.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/22/2007
Hello Michael, I did not wait but went back to play your song. I closed my eyes for I felt I was in Heaven listening to your piano playing. Sounds classical; my favorite!My favorite instument is the piano, you did well to get it working for you. There are no words to describe the feeling I have now that I have actually heard the music. I'm in awe. Holly
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/22/2007
Oh this is so beautiful! Seems we were on the same ocean today Michael. Lovely work. I couldn't play the music either.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/22/2007
A fine song, Michael. I cannot see the link, though. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to you,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2007
Michael I'd love to hear it ,but I don't even see the link.I really like this one!If I can help you get your music uploaded let me know.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/22/2007
Michael, I tried several times to open and play the music, but it won't play. I do like your song, though, and I will try to hear the music.

And thank you for your very kind words, and for your environmental efforts in Florida.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/22/2007

A longing, a sadness to your lines, and a resolve to get back home to sanity. Excellently expressed and played; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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