Saturday, September 26, 2015

Getting Published Soon

All this time that I've been doing music, I haven't thought much about actually selling it.  That is, until now.  It just hit me ... what have I been waiting for?  I mean, I've had people ask me where they can buy my music.  Wouldn't it be nice to give an answer other than, "Oh, I don't know ... It's not available yet"?

Now I'm looking at different options.  For the first time ever, I've presented some of my music to publishers, and I'm also looking into the possibilities of printing and selling music, myself.  So, one way or another, I'm going to get my music out there.

Stay tuned for more details ...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Video of the Week: Pieces of Time

Just now released -- my recording of opus 13, Five Pieces of Time.  I composed this back in high school, attempting to capture the passage of time.

#1) Year (which I dedicated to my late trumpet player friend, Brian)
#2) Hour
#3) Millenium
#4) Second
#5) Eternity


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Video of the Week: Believe It or Not

This week, I'd like to go back in time to revisit yet another old (yet cool) TV show opening.

In The Greatest American Hero, which debuted in 1981, Ralph Hinkley receives a super suit from aliens, but they forget to give him the instruction booklet.  He must discovers its powers on his own.  The result is a pretty funny and human TV show that I loved growing up.

The song itself, Believe It or Not, easily gets stuck in your head.  It hit #2 on the charts in August 1981.  The result is a song known by many today, not knowing it came from a quirky and funny sci-fi 80's show.

And as a bonus, here is George Costanza using the song on his answering machine ...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Video of the Week: Storm Etude

Okay ... I'm on my way back.  Let's see if I can get this composing machine going again.  As part of this, I'm bringing back the videos of the week.

This week, I present my first attempt at orchestration (back in the 1990's).  My teacher hated it, but I don't think it's that bad.  He just hated programmatic music.

Anyway, I'll let you decide.  In this piece, you'll get to hear the storm approach from the distance.  The rain comes.  A storm breaks out, and then it goes away.

One day I'll find a real orchestra to play this for me.

Friday, September 11, 2015

List of Music is Complete

I've finally finished it!  After going through all my music and researching dates and finding pieces I had forgotten I had written, I've compiled a complete list of everything I've written.

Next up: I really need to add more music to the list (that is, compose some new pieces).

Take a look and check out my new list.