Well, it's getting to be the Holiday time of the year. A standard Christmas type of piece in ages past was the 'pastorale—the original idea is that it was supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds piping in their fields. Pastorales are always in a gentle 6/8 or 12/8 time (ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six...) and frequently have a drone bass (long bass note). Handel has a Pastorale in his ...
November 16, 2007 16:47(more ↠)
October 31, 2007 13:11
(UPDATE: This piece is now included on my album A World With No Tears)
In Greek mythology there were nine muses—the goddesses of the Arts—and Euterpe ("you-TER-pay") was the muse of Music.
October 10, 2007 10:48
I just finished a new piece for organ solo, composed for the First United Methodist Church of Redlands, CA. (They ...