New Transition Piece: Struggling Frog (String Trio)

in Music, Orchestral by on March 5th, 2011

A brief transition piece.  String trio — violin, viola, cello.

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Piano quartet for Theo & Grace

in Music, Orchestral by on February 25th, 2011

A new quick piano quartet I wrote based on melodies I hummed to entertain my new baby twins Theo and Grace.  In the style of Schubert.  Vienna solo strings, Tonehammer Montclarion piano, EWQL SO glockenspiel and castanets.

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New Track: “Green Bench”

in Music, Orchestral by on June 17th, 2007

Short and plaintive. Quartet for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Vienna Instruments Solo Strings.

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New Track: Everfook Wittoduck, For String Sextet

in Music, Orchestral by on April 9th, 2007

Simultaneously baroque, romantic, vaudeville, and techno. Makes extensive use of Vienna Instruments Solo Strings’ wide range of articulations.

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New Track: “Raspberry Stain” (Acoustic Reprise)

in Music, Orchestral, Pop by on December 28th, 2006

Acoustic version of Raspberry Stain (below) for piano quartet, pizzicato violin section, plucked double bass, celeste, bowed crotales, and percussion. Bosendorfer 290, Trilogy, EWQL SO Gold XP Pro, Vienna Instrument Solo Strings, Kontakt, assorted samples, Model 12, Stylus RMX.

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New Track: “Unspecifiable Estrangement Ceaselessly Deferred”

in Music, Orchestral by on November 24th, 2006

Pensive. Title as usual stolen from bits of French surrealist poetry. For piano quartet and vibes. Vienna Instruments Solo Strings, EWQL SO XP Pro piano and vibes.

Kosta Potamianos describes it thus: “After an odd, frolicsome evening encountering a friendly, paranoid gecko — chasing him this way and that through brush, dale hole and bramble, the penguins wake up the next morning to find three of their members dead, felled by invisible means, their flippers missing. The penguins bury their dead, and march mournfully on against a red setting sun, their thoughts haunted and their motions numbed by the spectre that their journey has entered a sober, darker phase, with unknown perils await. “

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New Track: “Troubled Gecko,” For String Sextet

in Music, Orchestral by on November 23rd, 2006

Bouncy, jazzy, and in the mood of a troubled gecko. Vienna Instruments Solo Strings.

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New Track: “Sudden Archipelagos” For String Sextet

in Featured, Music, Orchestral by on November 25th, 2005

Zippy piece for string sextet – two violins, two violas, cello, and double bass. In four quick sections, named here for no good reason at all in Italian: Allegro, Adagio sentito, Allegro capriccioso, Allegro ritornello.  Mostly EWQL SO Gold XP Pro, fast runs in the middle done using Synful Orchestra.

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New Track: “Lyric Piece For Cello And Piano”

in Music, Orchestral by on August 9th, 2004

Derived from a piece written for piano in April (below). EWQL SO cello, RD700 piano.

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New Track: “Interlude For Horn And Pizzicato Strings”

in Music, Orchestral by on February 24th, 2004

Short humoresque piece in style of Mozart/Haydn. Samples played on E-mu E6400 Ultra sampler, celeste part on Roland RD700.

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