Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today I present my original composition, THE BEAST AND THE BUTTERFLY.  I completed this piece in 2006 and scored it for piano.  Below is a screenshot of the title page from the autograph score:


I once watched a Japanese family transform a greasy, garbage covered patch of earth into a small and delicate garden.  It was while watching this family’s struggle to bring a thing of beauty to a street overrun by motor vehicles, trash, and filth that I conceived this work.  I composed this piece using the traditional Japanese IN scale--one of my favorites.

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Today I present my original composition, THE FIDDLER'S FANTASY.  I completed this piece in 2015 and scored it for violin.  Below is a screenshot of the title page from the autograph score:


Upon considering the surprising dearth of music for bowed strings played without the bow, I resolved to compose this little piece for folk fiddle.

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