20th Century Good-bye

“20th Century Good-bye”
written and orchestrated by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1997 Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

In 1997 I prepared for the end of the century with what, for me, was an ambitious project.
I wanted to create an “orchestral” album and this was the title track.

The album did receive some nice reviews at the time but maybe was a little too much for some casual listeners. C’est la vie.

The Players

Piano and vocals-Reynold
Cello-Dianne Tremaine
Flute-Kristi Kuhns
Clarinet-Kevin Stuevens
Percussion-Gomez de Riquet
Violin-Carolyn Boulay
Oboe-Merilee Klemp
Harp-Sunita Staneslow
Trombone, cornet and euphonium-Zane Schaefer

“20th Century Good-bye” (Philipsek)
Lyrics

Some war, some peace,
All the happenstance between our two eternities in the meantime.

Is this an age of wonder or just Babylon?
A spectacular sunset mistaken for a dawn at the same time?

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

The rise and decline
Of another chapter of mankind in the meantime.

Is it random or design
That a million fates
All intertwine at the same time?

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

We all want to go to heaven
But we don’t want to die,
Like to take the plunge
And still keep dry in the meantime.

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

Check out this video on YouTube:
http://youtu.be/l3GFCk_QQ-8

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