Introducing… “Of Roses and Lilies”

At last, the epic song for Soprano, Women’s Chorus, Soprano Recorder, English Horn, Piano, and String Orchestra is COMPLETE! And joins the ranks of the four new pieces I’ve completed this year alone, interestingly enough…. A little history: This work was actually first written approximately back in 2002 or 2004 …

My Bastion

There I was, just minding my own business, when the Bastion Narrator decided to stop by…..

Just felt like sharing this oldie-but-goodie…. How very appropriate are the lyrics for our current state of affairs….! I wish more could take these words seriously in our world…. “In a word, let me say: if we might keep in necessary things Unity, in unnecessary (doubtful) things Freedom, and in …

It’s Here!

A little bit of backstory: Spring of 2012, I was invited by PARMA Recordings in New Hampshire to have them record and produce my original work for string quartet, “Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine“, to include it on the compilation album: “ALLUSIONS: Evocative Chamber Works” that was to be …

Videos from Our Seal Beach Gig

Enjoy these couple of videos from the Guts&Ivory gig earlier this month in Seal Beach:   And don’t forget to save the date of October 20th! Pianist Michael Jung and I will be playing an awesome concert of works by Brahms, Suk, and yours-truly! We’ll be debuting my recent original …

Hooray! Got more done on “Of Roses and Lilies” today!!

I worked out the (typically complicated) chord structure/progressions and the finished piano part for the middle “bridge-like” section (that comes next after where the present demo recording ends)…. Thus, with the framework now finished, I can finish orchestrating that section next… Then that means, I’m at least 2/3rds of the way done with the piece!!!!

It’s taking on a BEAUTIFUL shape!! I can’t wait to share it when I’m done!!!!

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Me and my pretty girl, the viola Minerva. Rockin’ it at three church services at SaRang Community Church in Anaheim. <3

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I was SO THRILLED to get my new Luna figure in the mail today. And she’s SO beautiful… But there’s just one tiny problem…
WHAT THE FRAK? 😥

The Sonata for violin and piano, “Gypsy Wanderer,” is now available in PDF download form on Sheet Music Plus! Don’t forget you can always order the full-color, printed and bound version at my Online Store, too… 😉 (Get the album here!)

Difficult Music as a World Inspiration

I had become interested in writing difficult music, etudes, because of the world system which often seems to many of us hopeless. I thought that were a musician to give the example in public of doing the impossible that it would inspire someone who was struck by that performance to …