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#1159635 - 03/08/09 06:06 PM "A Mother's Prayer"
energyguyoly Offline
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Registered: 09/29/08
Posts: 21
Loc: Tucson
Help. Trying to locate a piece of music called A Mother's Prayer that I played as a teenager for...my mother. The piece started with A minor arpegios, both hands doing octaves. All that a current search turns up is a choral song with no relationship.

Does anyone else recall this song. I would love to find a copy of the music.

Gary Hirsch
Tucson, AZ
Kawaii RX2

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#1159680 - 03/08/09 08:07 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: energyguyoly]
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Registered: 10/13/07
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Could it be this version by Ira Arnstein? A Mother's Prayer? with midi and partial sheet

#1159732 - 03/08/09 09:44 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: guest1013]
energyguyoly Offline
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Registered: 09/29/08
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Bless you. That is the piece. The arrangement I recall is a bit more complex, but now I can also search on the composer's name. Thank you so much!

#1159742 - 03/08/09 09:59 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: energyguyoly]
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I'm glad to help. Other writers have songs with this title. The most recent is sung by Celine Deon- a song by Foster and Bayer-Sager. The Library of Congress has the sheet music by Otto Sutro from the late 1800s. smile

Edited by guest1013 (03/08/09 10:03 PM)

#1535643 - 10/14/10 10:05 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: energyguyoly]
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Registered: 10/14/10
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Gary, I know the song you're looking for! I, too, played it as a teenager and was looking for the sheet music, and this is how I ran across your post. I found my copy in my mom's piano bench this afternoon, and it is as you described it with octaves and arpeggios. It has a destinctivly melancholy, andante, somewhat "Russian" sound. It is "A Mother's Prayer" by I. B. Arenstien. I'd be happy to scan and email you what I have, if you haven't already found it.

#1535646 - 10/14/10 10:14 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: energyguyoly]
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Registered: 01/01/03
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Loc: Kansas
all's well that ends well.

way to go guys (gals)
accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, ├Ľun (apple in Estonian)

#2184875 - 11/19/13 12:09 AM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: bellyofthewhale]
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Registered: 11/18/13
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Any chance you could send me a copy of the sheet music as well. The description of this piece sounds like piece I've been looking for.

#2185385 - 11/19/13 09:18 PM Re: "A Mother's Prayer" [Re: energyguyoly]
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Welcome to the forum, yale-piano. smile It looks like bellyofthewhale hasn't posted in the past three years, so I'm guessing he/she isn't going to see your request. You can try sending a private message (click on belly's name, then on "send a PM"), and if he/she clicked the right option, he/she will get an email about the PM.
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