Classical & Cinematic Classical MP3's.
I have produced three CDs of "cinematic" music. They are all instrumental. "The Awakening" is a collection of 17 Preludes and 1 Etude. It is done in a very traditional classical style and was performed/recorded by a computer program nearly forty years after the music was composed. Due to my heart attack and bypasses in 2006 and the resultant numbing of my ring and pinky fingers on each hand, it was necessary to have the computer program play the compositions using computerized keyboard sounds. My other CDs were released prior to the heart attack and I actually performed all the pieces and it is this music where I focus my deepest attention since the emotion is there in each piece. In my humble opinion, "Human Playback" on a computer just does not match the real thing. I have no pressing interest in "marketing" my "The Awakening" CD mostly because it was "performed" by a computer, not me, and lacked the emotion necessary to provide ample listening pleasure.
I composed, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced "Blue Almonds" and Namaste."
"Blue Almonds" is a CD collection of waltzes, nocturnes and impromptus.
"Namaste" is a CD collection of tunes written for the cosmos ("Sylph") and the forest ("Sylvan").
I have been very fortunate to have much of this music receive airplay in such far away places as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Canada and right here at home in the USA. ASCAP has done a wonderful job of promoting this style of music as have many radio stations.
I've also been quite fortunate to have my music affixed to film, tape, digital tape, CD and most recently, DVD, for documentaries and videos. Programs on, in and about the Adirondack Mountains that I love so dearly and programs encompassing the "Great Camps Era" when the very wealthy classes were building their summer camps in so many of the Adirondack mountain townships.
The MP3 player below has a composition from "Namaste". It is titled "Nocturne in D Flat." I composed this nocturne in 1967 while living in "the Little Brown House" in Keene, NY. It was one of my Mother's favorite pieces. She loved to listen to me play the piece and she loved to perform it, too. Often we would take turns harmonizing the piece as a duet and at one time we actually had two upright pianos in our living room and each of us would play a full piano rendition at the same time. I once scored the piece for orchestra but long ago lost the manuscript. My "to-do" list has a re-score planned when I can squeak out sufficient time.
NOCTURNE IN D FLAT:
It is titled: "Nocturne in B".
NOCTURNE IN B:
The playlist below is as follows (from top to bottom): "Etude in G Minore", "Opus 1, Prelude 7" and "Opus 1, Prelude 13". I was very young when I composed these pieces.
1). ETUDE IN G MINORE:
2). OPUS ONE PRELUDE SEVEN:
3). OPUS ONE PRELUDE THIRTEEN: