Category Archives: Music

The Liberty Bell March

“The Liberty Bell” is an 1893 American military march composed by John Philip Sousa. It is one of Sousa’s most famous marches. I made this digital realization using Finale and Pro Tools from the original manuscript in the Sousa Archives at the … Continue reading

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RIP Mr. Schuller

Gunther Schuller, Composer Who Synthesized Classical and Jazz, Dies at 89 Mr. Schuller was the first important musical figure I met. I was a 19-year old composition fellow at Tanglewood and knew very well who he was and what he … Continue reading

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Treehouse

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The sheet music: Treehouse This is a rough demo of my new song Treehouse. (For a higher quality track, go to Soundcloud.com). The lyrics are in an earlier post. This song is based on a real treehouse that I helped rebuild … Continue reading

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Agon

I attended a performance of “Agon” last weekend by the New York City Ballet. It was my first time seeing “Agon” as a ballet and it was a memorable performance. I am a fan of Balanchine’s no scenery and leotards: … Continue reading

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Lyrics to my Song “Treehouse”

Treehouse Finding the right tree—   not too young,   not so old. Finding one truly healthy—   solid base,   flexing limbs. Finding the best type of tree—   perhaps oak,   beech, maple, ash. Finding a fresh site to Now and again escape to … Continue reading

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Wind Ensemble

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“The Musical Ensemble of the Future” from Michael Colgrass’s blog “A Composer’s Adventures” I have admired Michael Colgrass’s music since I was a junior in high school in 1976. I had discovered a recording in the local library of his … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Vanished, a Comparison

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This track is the original version for string orchestra performed by SONYC (String Orchestra of  New York City).   This is the complete recording of the clarinet and piano version: First off, the clarinet version uses a faster tempo, otherwise, by … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Vanished

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Back in February I premiered a new version (clarinet and piano) of an older work from 2001 I composed titled Hymn to the Vanished (string orchestra) at Adelphi University where I am the clarinet instructor. I only recently received the recording of … Continue reading

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Observation: what is new (music)?

All sorts of asses ‘love’ poetry. Why not? It confirms them in the assininity of their deepest beliefs. It underlies the racial laziness, the unwillingness to think, the satisfaction of feeling oneself part of the race and of having all … Continue reading

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Air—Music for Yoga

If you have a yoga practice and you are a musician, a music lover or have a sensitivity to sound and music, you may find the somewhat random collections of mismatched music and sounds during a class to be irksome. Perhaps, too, … Continue reading

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