Marian Budos
Southern Cross
You Tube video of Southern Cross played by Nick Price (New Zealand):

Music Credits: Composer: Marian Budos
Producer Credits: Recording: Slovak National Radio
Performance Credits: Jan Labant: classical guitar
Short Song Description:
solo piece for a retuned classical guitar
Story Behind the Song:
The Southern Cross, the navigator's friend and one of the most recognisable constellations of the southern hemisphere, is one of Australia's most evocative symbols; present on both flag and in the night sky. So when Slovakian guitarist Jan Labant asked for a piece of music he could travel with, I decided to send him a postcard of sorts; a musical souvenir of Australia that would capture my feelings for the land. Despite the title, it was actually Jan who detected the symbolism in the piece - four harmonics depict the points of the cross, and a fifth emphasises the bright seven pointed star. Jan is a natural storyteller, so it is no surprise learn how popular this piece became in his frequent concerts at home and abroad.
Song Length: 7:42
Primary Genre: Unique-Soundtracks
Secondary Genre: Classical-Romantic
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Mood 1: Peaceful
Mood 2: Ecstatic
Era: 1990 - 1999