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Fireflies. Photo by Judd Patterson
Here's another brand new track from my upcoming album, Dreams of the Forest, called Fireflies.  I hadn't originally set out to write any music about the little glowing bugs, but when I was working on this song, I somehow landed on a combination of three different sounds that made me think of fireflies lighting up at night. You'll hear it for the first time around the 12 second mark and all throughout the song.  

We see them most Summer nights in our backyard and they definitely add a splash of magic to the end of the day  Plus, the kids loving catching them and setting them free.  I recently discovered that fireflies are on the decline so click here for a short read on how you can help. 

I hope you enjoy this full-length preview of Fireflies. 

 


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Joan Boughton
04/17/2012 7:34am

Love firefiles and this song!

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:34pm

Thanks Joan!

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Elaine Davis
04/17/2012 7:49am

beautiful, Marc! I could hear the fireflies :) I love our fireflies, didn't think I'd been seeing as many, but figured it was because I live in the city... although we have a huge forest for our backyard.. I'll definitely read the link on their decline. I had a friend in Montana several years ago who wanted to come visit "so she could see fireflies" - I guess they don't have them there?!

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:35pm

Great to hear from you Elaine! It's been a long time. Hope you're enjoying the Spring. Have a great day.

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04/17/2012 9:12am

Dear Marc, as the first track of Dreams of the Forest is majestic so is this piece lovely as well. Unfortunate we don't have fireflies here, although I don't see them, probably we are living to close by the city, but I can imagine their magic. A magical wonderful composition.
Truus

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:36pm

Thank you Truus! Always nice to hear from you. Take care!

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Barbara McLaughlin
04/17/2012 9:54am

Fireflies is an amazing sound. When you close your eyes, you can imagine them flying around. Great meditation piece. Can't wait for the new album release.

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:37pm

Thanks for listening Barbara!

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Hermione Caplan
04/17/2012 10:12am

very soothing and relaxing. I like it!

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:37pm

Thank you Hermione!

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04/17/2012 10:18am

There something about the piano and movement of this song that speaks of the closing of a very happy/fun summer day. I've never seen a firefly - and yet, I can totally feel this music. Looking forward to more Marc!

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Marc
04/17/2012 12:40pm

Hi Melanie. Hopefully you'll get to see them someday. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great week!

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10/18/2013 1:46pm

Yeah, exactly. His music really does sooth my heart and nurtures my soul.

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04/17/2012 1:12pm

Beautiful, relaxing! I'd love to have it playing in all of our offices.

We used to watch fireflies but haven't seen them here for a long time. They are so special...my daughter & I have called each other 2100 miles apart...to let each other know when we see one!

Thank you!

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Marc
04/17/2012 1:28pm

Thanks Dawn! Hopefully you'll see them return soon. Take care.

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Eric
04/17/2012 2:54pm

Can't find the words to describe it... It's new, different, sounds I've never heard before. hypnotic...!

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Marc
04/17/2012 3:10pm

Thanks Eric. Take care!

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Cathy Moore
04/17/2012 3:15pm

Within a few seconds of this piece, I was transported to my younger years when fireflies (known as lightening bugs, here) would drift up from the grass at dusk like a mist rising up from a river at sunrise. Thank you for your beautiful music and for what it does to my soul.

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Marc
04/17/2012 3:32pm

Hi Cathy. Nice to see you here and thanks for listening to my new music. Have a good day.

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Sheryl Guy
04/17/2012 3:42pm

Beautiful!!! But I expected nothing less!! I shared on my FB page and I have several people that I have turned on to you Marc!! Keep up the awesome work!! XXX ;)

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Sheryl Guy
04/17/2012 3:44pm

p.s. We have tons of fireflies over here by me!! Of course, there IS a preservation area across the street so that might be why!! hehe

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Marc
04/17/2012 3:54pm

Hey Sheryl! Thanks for sharing my music with your friends. I'll get to work on that purple album soon. ;-) ha ha

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Sheryl Guy
04/17/2012 5:13pm

hehe ;) Too cute!! ;) I'll be waiting for it, Marc!! ;)

Nancy Ireland`
04/17/2012 4:36pm

Altogether Lovely Marc. Thank you for sending links to hear your beautiful music. You can definitely envision fireflies thru out the song. We have had some in the summer also but as other have stated, not as many as when the children were small. Beautiful Beautiful track, as always!!!! Thank YOU!!

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Marc
04/17/2012 4:40pm

Hi Nancy. Thanks for listening. Hope all is well with you! ttyl

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Joan Mccloskey
04/17/2012 5:21pm

Marc it is FANTASTIC (as all your work) and I LOVE IT!!! You are right too that Fireflies DO add a bit of magic to our lives. Thanks for sharing YOUR magic with all of us.

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Marc
04/17/2012 7:29pm

Thank you Joan. I hope you're doing well!

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Linda Solomon
04/17/2012 6:40pm

Love it, Marc! I can definitely picture the fireflies in your music! Looking forward to the new album! Thanks for sharing!

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Marc
04/17/2012 7:30pm

Hi Linda! Thanks for checking out my new music. Hope all is well.

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Heidi
04/21/2012 5:02pm

Hi, Marc! As always, your music brings me peace and makes me feel well! I love your new song!
Thanks for sharing! Congratulations for this new album!
Hugs!

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Marc
04/21/2012 5:56pm

Thanks Heidi. I hope all is well with you!

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Rose
04/25/2012 11:41am

Hi, Marc! i want to thank you for this piece "Dreams of the forest"firefiles.I've never seen them,i grew up in Africa Cameroon.I got your email the night a lost my dad,your music gave me lot of comfort.This is my favorite song...

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Marc
04/25/2012 11:54am

Hi Rose. I'm so sorry about your dad. I hope the music helps in some small way. Take care of yourself.

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Deneen
04/30/2012 4:55pm

hi marc - nice blog page! - i think your music is so consistently relaxing and enjoyable!! thanks for sharing with us :)

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Marc
04/30/2012 7:42pm

Hi Deneen. Thanks for the nice thoughts. Keep in touch!

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Heidi Tyler
04/30/2012 5:59pm

Marc, That really does sound amazing. Your music is so enjoyable to listen to. Do you have a piano sheet music book, or songs available? I play the piano and would love to be able to play some of your songs.

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Marc
04/30/2012 7:44pm

Thanks Heidi. That's nice of you to say. If you go to the Music page here on my website, it will load up a store window. At the top of that window, click on Sheet Music and you'll see a few titles that are available. Hope to see you back here soon and have a great evening.

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03/30/2013 5:44pm

Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me.

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12/29/2013 9:09am

I couldn't agree more...

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06/14/2013 7:50am

Thank you for sending links to hear your beautiful music. You can definitely envision fireflies thru out the song. We have had some in the summer also but as other have stated, not as many as when the children were small. Beautiful Beautiful track, as always!!!! Thank YOU!!

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07/23/2013 4:14am

Hey, just heard this from YouTube. Splendid work man! All the tracks in the album Dreams of the Forest all amazing. Among them, Fireflies is my favorite. Just plug in your earphones, close your eyes, you can see the fireflies around.

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08/13/2013 5:45am

I really enjoyed the preview of Fireflies. I have purchased this album and I must admit that I liked the music of the album along with the lyrics.

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02/18/2014 11:46pm

At this time there a thing about the keyboard in addition to activity of the track which talks of the shutting of an really happy/fun summer season time. We've by no means seen any firefly -- and yet, I am able to entirely sense this specific audio. Eager for far more Marc!

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