IN CHARACTER – Episode 2 News

The first episode of IN CHARACTER has been very well received. But it was a bit lacking in the music department due to time issues. That said, episode 2 is chock full of music – lots of new material. Music production for episode 2 has just wrapped up as of today and the music is being married to the video in post-production. The next episode is just one or two (or less) days away! Stay tuned.

First Full Trailer for “In Character”

I mentioned about a month and a half ago that I was selected to compose music for an upcoming documentary called “In Character”. The first couple of teasers featured my composition “Haunted by Memories”, but now I am proud to present the first full trailer for the documentary, which features new material composed specifically for the documentary.

Composing for an upcoming documentary!

I have been selected as the composer for a new documentary which will premiere on the web this summer. I will be composing some new material as well as pulling from my extensive catalog of works for filler material. My latest composition, “Haunted by Memories”, Op. 44 will be used in the documentary as well.

Stay tuned for more on this and other stuff.

New Composition & Piano Sonata Update

NEW COMPOSITION

I took a short break from composing my first piano sonata to work on a new piece of music that seemed to just come out of nowhere. It’s the Klavierstück No. 11 in F minor, Op. 44 which I have titled “Haunted by Memories”. It’s a very different style piece that I am used to writing, but I think you’ll enjoy it.

PIANO SONATA UPDATE

I haven’t had a great deal of time to devote to finishing this work. But I do intend to work on it as much as I can and hopefully it will be finished sometime in the next 1-2 months. The first movement is finished, the second movement is halfway there as is the third movement. So all I can say is stay tuned.

Piano Sonata Update

Well I won’t be able to deliver the Piano Sonata in the timeframe I expected. A lot of other things have come up that have taken my time away from it. But I am working on it as much as I can, so I am now moving the completion target to mid-March. But stay tuned, it will be worth the wait.

New Work Coming in about a month!

I have a new work under wraps which I am hoping to have finished by mid-February. It’s going to be my first Piano Sonata and I am really excited about it. It’s life began way back in March 2014 when the idea came to me. I sketched the piece out on paper and just kept tinkering with the first and second themes until I felt it was good. But I didn’t decide to start composing the piece until the end of November. The second and third movement themes came shortly before Christmas. I started composing the second and third movement around that time, but eventually realized the second theme of the second movement just wasn’t fitting, so I scrapped it until I could come up with something more appropriate. That happened the first week of January.

Last week I finished work on the first movement and I am now turning my attention to the second movement, while tinkering with the third. I am very happy with how the first movement came out and have only made a couple small tweaks to it for performance.

I look forward to releasing this new work for you to hear. If all goes well, I should be able to meet my anticipated timeline for completion.

This will be my 67th composition since I began writing classical music back in 1993. Stay tuned!

Year in Review: 2014

Well it’s been a while since I posted anything here, so I figured I’d give a quick summary of the music works I did this year. I will add links to the titles so you can listen to the piece on YouTube.

FEBRUARY 2014 : Kyrie for Chorus & Orchestra in D minor, Op. 41
I started the year with a liturgical piece based on the Catholic mass, the Kyrie. Kyrie Eleison in latin essentially means “Lord have mercy.” This is something that was commonly composed back in the 18th and early 19th century. I had been tinkering with this piece for almost a year before I decided to clean it up and release it. It is scored for string orchestra, S-A-T-B Chorus and organ.

APRIL 2014 : First album released : Orchestral Works
In April I was able to release my very first album, the complete orchestral works. The album is available on iTunes and through Amazon.

OCTOBER 2014 : Sonatina for Piano & Cello in C Major, Op. 42
In August I met someone and we dated for almost three months. Toward the end of our relationship I composed this piece for her and she really liked it. Unfortunately, she ended up cheating on me and that ended that! I don’t tolerate that…you’re either in the relationship 100% or don’t bother me. So naturally I removed the title that used to be on this work. I still think it’s one of my best pieces.

DECEMBER 2014 : Kyrie for Chorus & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 43
On Christmas Eve I had music just pop into my head and within a day I had completed the piece. This is a somber work, with a very sorrowful first theme and a great second theme. It’s scored for full orchestra, S-A-T-Ba-B Chorus and symphonic organ.

And that’s been my musical year in review. I am working on something BIG for a late January release (hopefully). It will be the first big composition I have done in over a decade. Until then, remember you can always listen to nearly every work I have composed on my music site OPUS.