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Adagio Rubato – Newest Release

 
For chamber orchestra PLUS string quartet. (You can also just breakout 1st chair players.) Designed to maximize the acoustic stereo effects of any venue by separating the quartet and other players from the larger ensemble, to highlight the call-and-answer passages. A simple and enchanting melody, Adagio Rubato also offers a modern sound with a synthesizer part that brings the room alive with higher highs, and lower lows.

Adagio Rubato is scored for:
String Quartet, Flute, English Horn/Oboe, Horn in F, Full Strings and Synthesizer
Duration 7:59
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Rain – New Release


Rain follows the full natural cycle from ocean evaporation, to clouds, lightning & thunder, droplets, waterfalls , streams and delta flows. H2O is a chameleon that takes on many shapes and forms. This music chronicles the amazing transformations and drama.The Story Behind “Rain”

Rain is scored for:
Piccolo, Flutes I,II Oboes I,II Clarinets I,II Bassoons I,II Horns in F I,II, Trumpets I,II Trombone, Bass Trombone, Synthsizer, Violins I,II Viola, Double Bass
Duration:  6:59
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Evolve – New Release


Lots of things Evolvehistory, landscapes, relationships, your entire life! Even the size, shape and character of the the universe is constantly changing. It’s all a work in progress, with Mother Nature leaving nothing stationary. The music itself Evolves from chaos to beauty.

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Special Program Notes for Conductors

Use of one synthesizer is incidental to add surrealism and new sounds. Choice of “patches” can provide great flexibility and artistic license.

Evolve is scored for:
Flutes I,II Oboes I,II Clarinets I,II Bassoons I,II Horns in F I-IV Trumpets I,II Trombones I,II Bass Trombone Tuba Synthesizer Violins I,II Viola Contrabass
Duration:  9:23
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Slightly Distracted – Newest Piano Score

 

 A solo piano piece, for multi-tasking individuals with relatively short attention spans. Nothing boring here. After an initial search for direction, and a few tangent paths, focus returns to the task at hand, and much has been accomplished in a short time.
Duration 3:28
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Original works have been premiered by the
Kiev Philharmonic
, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra,
and Cal Poly MIDI Ensemble
.

Dreamcycles

 

The sleepy introduction droops into a slightly dissonant chord, which signals the beginning of the dreams. If you’ve ever noticed someone twitching as they sleep, you’ll understand what comes next. Just as sleep has its cycles, dreams stretch and compress, morph and change.  A synthesizer adds a touch of surrealism that reminds us “it’s only a dream.”  As an integrated player in the orchestra, the synth adds color and timbre, shining through on its own only occasionally. Various scenarios play out, until the cycle ends with that familiar dry-sounding mechanical alarm clock. 

Dreamcycles is scored for: Synthesizer (with one-button patch/program change), Flutes, Oboes, English Horn, Clarinets, Bassoons, Horns in F I-II, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Tuba, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass.
Duration: 7:55
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Agitate

Some things just rattle the nerves. Whether it’s an individual who just likes to stir things up, or a feeling that something’s not right, everyone at one time has felt agitated. Each instrument section here has a chance to stir the pot. This moody piece offers challenging parts for experienced orchestras. Lively tremelos and staccatos generate agitation, contrasted by slow and sometimes ominous, foreboding melodies. Agitate is an all acoustic work for full orchestra, looking for it’s world live premier. 

Scored for: Piccolo, Flutes I-II, Oboes I-II, Clarinets I-II alt. Bass Cl., Bassoons, Horns in F I-II, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Tuba, Snare Drum, Cymbals, 3 Timpani, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabass
Duration: 8:20
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Element of Risk

Element of Risk begins and ends in “comfort zones,” but the activity in-between can be exciting, unsettling and exhilarating. Virtually everything we do contains an Element of Risk. From the moment we groggily step out of bed, we confront uncertainties in our physical environment, from the weather we encounter, people on different emotional channels, traffic, employment challenges, physical dangers, and any number of unexpected occurrences. You don’t have to be a thrill-seeker to be threatened by life-altering choices. Everyone loves their comfort zone. But, even after settling in at home, it’s usually necessary to leave again for parts unknown. It can be challenging, frightening, unsettling and confusing. But, returning safely is always the end game.

Scored for: Flutes I-II, Oboes I-II, Clarinets I-II, Bassoons I-II, Horns in F I-II-III, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Tuba, Timpani, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabass
Duration: 5:53
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Duet for Any Two Keyboards

This duet is scored for either one player with two keyboards (likely stacked atop one another), or two players, with different instruments.  All that’s needed, are two hands.  The version heard here is for piano and synthesizer, but any two  keyboards will do.   Experimentation is encouraged, especially if electronic sounds are used.  The piece makes for a challenging educational exercise for a talented student or aspiring pop keyboardist, in playing stacked instruments.  

Scored for any two keyboards.  The recording here uses a Korg Z-1.
Duration: 4:40
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Four at a Time, Please!

Four-part harmony is the basis for much ensemble music.  This piece has four lively parts and can be scored for just about any four instruments you like.  It would make a great educational tool in applied music settings.  Currently, scores are available for string quartet, saxes, brass, and basic S.A.T.B. which can be used as a template for orchestration classes.  The full orchestral score alternates instrumentation throughout, so that only four parts are playing at a time, until the very end, when everyone chimes in. 

Scores are available for full orchestra, saxes, brass or generic SATB.
Duration: 4:57
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Public Transit

A ride on any Public Transit (train, bus or trolley) can be entertaining and interesting.  While most people sit in their own private worlds, alot of body language can be read.  The driving pace (sorry about the pun) is steady, while the semi-ethnic moods and melodies change.  It’s a fairly quick ride, in a vehicle that waits for no one.  

Scored for: Two Synthesizers, Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Alto Sax I-II, Bassoons, Horns in F I-II, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Cymbal, Bass Drum, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass
Duration: 4:50

Synth Concerto #2, in 3 Movements

The 2nd Concerto re-establishes the synth’s parity with the orchestra, by adding new sounds at every turn. As a versatile chameleon soloist, the synthesizer re-invents itself continuously. This Concerto is a spirited showcase of a synth’s best talents: quick, sharp, sometimes quirky sounds, and often repeated notes and patterns. With many rubato, slowing and accelerating tempo changes, and full dynamic range, the synth is given a wide open opportunity to shed it’s reputation of being mechanical and unfeeling. The piece is perfect for a university or community orchestra, with a talented young keyboardist, and an eye to the future.  

Scored for full orchestra and one synthesizer.
Durations:

1st Mov’t 7:13
2nd Mov’t 7:30
3rd Mov’t 7:55
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“Electronic” Symphony #1 in 4 Movements

The “Electronic Symphony” is scored for electronic instruments,
preferably synthesizers.  Movements I-IV contain 13 individual parts.  The symphony can be performed in a number of ways:  a
live performance with all musicians playing separate keyboards, or
as few as one synthesist recording each part individually with a sequencerIn the latter, playback can be either recorded audio, or MIDI messages sent to the instruments for a virtual live performance.

To perform with fewer musicians, parts that do not overlap may be
combined.  Since the number of parts does not exceed the basic set of 16 MIDI channels that most multi-timbral instruments are designed for (such as the Waldorf Blofeld), the whole symphony could conceivably be performed by one person on one synthesizer.   On the Orchestronics cd Electronic Orchestra, the Symphony is recorded this way. 
Durations:
1st Mov’t 7:13
2nd Mov’t 7:52
3rd Mov’t 5:48
4th Mov’t 6:01

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Watching the Clock

If you’re familiar with the phrase “hurry up and wait,” you’ll understand the many moods of Watching the Clock. Though time remains constant, our perceptions of it change in speed.  A brief and calming intro is quickly contrasted by a hurried, relentlessly “ticking” rhythm, and a slowly moving theme superimposed over it.  Interrupted by brief moments of building frustration, as if the hands of the clock are moving too slowly, the paced rhythms continue.  A slow interlude could be a sign of surrender to nature’s time superiority, or it could simply be the lunch break in a busy work day when “it’s okay” if time seems to pass more slowly.  The relentless pace resumes and builds, until a final ritardando ends this busy day. 

Scored for: Synthesizer (with one-button patch/program change), Flutes I-II, Oboes I-II, Clarinets I-II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoons I-II, Horns in F I-II, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Tuba, Timpani, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass 
Duration: 8:03
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Incompatibility Issues

As many of our daily activities are taken over by the computer, a host of issues arise, and inevitably lead to trouble.  Everything starts off hunky-dory.  Then, in an abruptly new key, things take a turn for the worse.  A series of error messages add stress and confusion, making progress difficult.  Constantly hitting brick walls, frustration builds.  Just as suddenly, and without explanation, things seem to right themselves with a tidy 3-part fugue, as if all components are working together again in harmony.  This builds to a reprise of the “all-is-well” theme, until a brief reminder of trouble ends this episode. 

Incompatibility Issues is scored for: Piccolo, Flutes I-II, Oboes I-II, Clarinets I-II, Bassoons I-II, Horns in F I-II, Trumpets I-II, Trombones I-II, Tuba, Cymbal, Bass Drum, Violins I-II, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass
Duration: 5:24

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