Oct 30, 2013
Dukes Single Gets Orchestrated

The song "One," a piano single by Sarah Dukes in honor of Leiby Kletzky's yartzeit, has now been orchestrated.

Sarah Dukes, today a resident of Crown Heights, started playing piano when she was six years old and composed her first song —a playfully dramatic number called "Elephant in Tights"— at the mere age of eight.

Classically trained until she was 18, the North Carolina raised pianist increasingly turned to music and songwriting as a way of expressing herself, and by the time Sarah finished high school in Pittsburgh, PA, she had a stirring collection of original pieces that now make up her debut album, "Finding Forever."

A completely self-taught composer, Sarah focused on enhancing her skills while studying at New York's Yeshiva University. Working with professor of music and composer, Christopher Buchenholz, her prowess in composing music began to cement. As a result, Sarah suddenly found herself writing music that exceeded even her own technical mastery.

Unwilling to sacrifice the perfect execution of her songs for her debut album, she turned to world renowned pianist, composer, and musical director, Yaron Gershovsky, who performed and preserved the exact emotions and sound in Sarah's mind.

Sarah's songs "The Memory that Lives On" and "If Only" won awards in the Performing Arts Senior Division for the Pittsburgh JCC's Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Competition.

Sarah's piano solos offer listeners soothing, melodic arrangements bursting with an emotional energy that is unmistakably straight from the heart.

Her popular single "One," released last year as a piano solo in honor of the yartzeit of the slain Boro Park boy Leiby Kletzky OBM, has now been orchestrated and is available for download as a single.

Download is available on iTunes, amazon, and mostlymusic.

Hear more of Sarah's music and stay updated on new releases by joining her fan page at www.facebook.com/sarahdukesmusic.

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Tears in my eyes
This is a masterpiece! Well done Ms. Dukes!
(10/30/2013 12:44:23 PM)
Biggest fan!
Yay! I love your music and this single is so beautiful now with the orchestration!

When are you coming out with a new CD? Finding forever was the best!
(10/30/2013 12:45:43 PM)
Ummmm no IM your biggest fan
This. Is. Fantastic.

It is so calming and meaningful.

I will now commence playing it on repeat.
(10/30/2013 12:56:03 PM)
Thank you for sharing yet another one of your brilliant pieces with the world! Your CD plays on repeat in our home. May G-d bless you with continued success in filling the world with such beautiful music.
(10/30/2013 1:13:03 PM)
Beautiful and Special!
(10/30/2013 1:22:54 PM)
How do you do it?
Sarah, you are amazing! You inspire me so much and teach me that no matter how busy you are, you can still follow your dreams! You are beautiful inside and out, and this song is absolutely breathtaking- along with all your others! I can't get enough of "Finding Forever", and I am looking forward to the release of your second album! May you go from strength to strength!
(10/30/2013 1:29:34 PM)
Wow Wow wow
I LOVE IT!!!!! Your music expresses such emotion
(10/30/2013 2:27:57 PM)
(10/30/2013 2:41:09 PM)
Thank you for writing this peaceful and at the same time flowing piece of music. Listening to it again and again; allows me to visualize the coming together of the whole Jewish community at such a stressful and challenging moment in time. Thank you.
(10/30/2013 2:51:55 PM)
Love love love her music!!! this stuff sounds like it could be from the top names out there.... soon to be Sarah Dukes!
(10/30/2013 3:03:30 PM)
So Moving!
We just love it - thank you for sharing such beauty with us. We're so proud of all that you are accomplishing!
(10/30/2013 3:51:17 PM)
So relaxing!
Listening to this piece put me into a trance. It was so beautiful and really resonated with me. Keep up the good work!
(10/30/2013 4:22:29 PM)
I love listening to your pieces, Sarah. They remind me that we are simultaneously human and G-dly. May you be blessed to create many more compositions, and may their inspiration only grow in depth :)
(10/30/2013 5:09:52 PM)
WOW!!!!!!! Beautiful
there's nothing like good instrumental music thank you Sarah Dukes I love your music
(10/30/2013 5:17:57 PM)
What is Jewish music? This is!
It comes from the heart of a Torah Jew, and it speaks to the highest part of a person. Well done.
(10/30/2013 6:06:46 PM)
Who needs Mozart when we have our very own!
(10/30/2013 6:35:58 PM)
Love your work!
''I have purchased every song available on iTunes! I love your music it is soulful and truly a work of art! Keep em coming.
(10/30/2013 7:22:00 PM)
Absolutely beautiful and hit me to the core!
(10/30/2013 7:35:29 PM)
Very beautiful and peaceful!!!!!
(10/30/2013 8:12:22 PM)
Beautiful Composition Sarah!
Love listening to your music. Continue to achieve your dreams.
All our love, The Gs
(10/30/2013 9:24:04 PM)
I usually don't listen to orchestral music but this is incredible!!!
(10/30/2013 9:53:15 PM)
Light from within you
Your music brought tears to my eyes. You need no words, the music speaks for itself. Your inner light is truly reflected in your music. What a gift to the world!!!
(10/30/2013 10:36:36 PM)
(10/30/2013 11:34:59 PM)

When's the full album coming out?
(10/31/2013 12:12:20 AM)
awesome song.
(10/31/2013 3:47:36 AM)
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