sizzle

sizzle

imagine if you will, a sextet with piano, double bass, drums, trumpet, vibes and synths playing this jazz tune plus the usual nonsense (an element of the circus maybe??) in a small club near you.

pour mon Papa

pour mon Papa

a piece of piano music I wrote for my father to play and given to him on his 80th birthday. A very enjoyable process which involved some heavy editing … so I can’t play it all the way through and the recording here is how I imagine it could be played. Click here for a rough score.¬†(A new recording on a new piano with some little changes uploaded¬†9/03/14).

betrayal

betrayal

a piece for orchestra with solo piano, violin and oboe with strings and horns. The title came before the piece and I’m not sure whether it played any part in the direction the composition took.

snowscape

snowscape

a fairly extensive rewrite of a piece I wrote at the end of 2009 (edited early 2011) – here is a short orchestral interlude with lush strings, solo violins, piano and French horn possibly inspired by all the snow around (but maybe not) when I worked on it and dedicated to my parents.

threnody for a friend

threnody for a friend

for piano and violin. Click here for a rough score.

G minor blues

G minor blues

Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a slow laid-back minor blues in the jazz style for those summer evenings. Bam on piano, Ruth Tempet on trumpet, Boa Dubless on double bass, Art Guthie on guitar and Ed Thrums on drums (Bam & Ruth made a few changes 3/7/2011).

duet for piano and violin

duet for piano and violin

… played here by Bam and Ruth. A slow piece, sometimes plaintive, sometimes less so, inspired in part by distant memories of hearing Charlie Chaplin’s soundtracks.

uno

uno

a first offering from Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers. A quirky little number, one might say, with piano, accordion, trombone, violin, double bass, glockenspiel and percussion.

if yesterday were tomorrow

if yesterday were tomorrow
Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a simple repeating theme with variations for two pianos, violin and 3 cellos. Bam and Ed on the pianos, Ruth on violin and Boa, Patrick and Art on the cellos.

reverie

reverie

a very short piece submitted for the following request (not accepted I hasten to add).
Project Name: TV Commercial
Project type: Advertisement
Description: A large advertising agency is looking for a dreamy, soft track that will be used with an ad for cosmetics. The melody should be very engaging, soft and inspirational for women.