• New Music: "Tales of the Laughing Dragon"

    November 26, 2008 08:39

    With this piece I'm just having too much fun with a symphony orchestra!

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    The second section of the piece, by the way, is a 'canon', which is fancy music-jargon for a 'round' like "Row Row Row Your Boat" (although 'canons' can also take other pretty interesting forms). For you music readers, music world has a 'shorthand' for notating canons—'Row Row Row Your Boat' would look ...

  • NEW CD: Gothic Christmas

    October 18, 2008 06:54

    I just returned from a long trip to Transylvania <wink!> where I helped a f(r)iend make a recording: Count Bachula (666-?), the not so great great great...great uncle of the famous composer J.S.Bach—on the Transylvania side. Count Bachula and his music have recently been unearthed. The Count wanted to record some of his Vampire Holiday Favorites such as:

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  • New Music (sort of): Four Prayers

    July 01, 2008 18:28

    I wrote these some time ago—at the time there was the possibility of a performance for glass armonica and soprano. Alas, the performance never came to pass.

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    So here's the set of pieces I wrote: Four Prayers. They were inspired by a verse in the Bible about how "the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with groans too deep for words." I always thought that was an interesting ...

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