#NewTuneThursday: Of Roses and Lilies

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Our first new composition of the new year is a 2013 work for solo soprano, women’s choir, piano, and string orchestra, with english horn and soprano recorder. Completed in 2013, Of Roses and Lilies is “A Romantic Expression Based on King Solomon’s Song of Songs.” Flirting with …

New Leviathan Concerto Video Tells the Epic Tale…

Get a glimpse into the world of the Leviathan E-Violin Concerto with this new music video featuring a 10-minute sample from the epic, exclusive recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep” and images taken from the accompanying, interactive picture-book! Get the recording here, and the book here, in digital and …

#NewTuneThursday: Face in the Moonlight

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This little song for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and piano was written back in 2002. I recall originally composing its melody and words by hand while on one of my music tours (“Pittsburgh Melody” was another such song, written while we were, quite literally, driving through Pittsburgh…). In …

Get Yourself Some Swag

The official Leviathan Release merch is now available for purchase!! ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ノ ♬♪♫ Save 15% off all merch (as well as well getting all my recordings before anyone else does) by becoming a Backstage supporter — for just the cost of one CD a year! 😉 And don’t forget to …

#NewTuneThursday: Falada

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This week’s tune is a bit of a “blast from the past.” Back in 1998, one of the earliest “commissions” I did was a short string trio (violin, viola, and cello) for a colleague’s students. Back in those days, I composed everything I did by hand, with …

Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork

Check out this gorgeous artwork that’s been created to celebrate the upcoming release of the official recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”!!! Don’t forget — sign up to be a Backstage Member today so you can get this recording when it’s out! For the cost of *only one CD* you …

Leviathan Recording Progress: Complete Cadenza

Check out the recorded version of the Cadenza from movement 3, “The Hunt”! It’s such a neat way to hear the huge range of the 6-string electric violin without anything covering it… This cadenza incorporates elements from the solo found in all three movements– I really dig that it appears …

#NewTuneThursday: Forgotten Melody

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! How apropos is it that our first new tune to show up this Thursday is “Forgotten Melody“? 😆 “Forgotten Melody” is very memorable with a sweet movement that progresses throughout the piece. (source) This unassuming, little 3-minute work for solo violin and piano was originally composed in 2006 …

Three New Releases: Recordings, Music, and Books

It’s always so exciting to see projects get finished, ready to share with you! So, check out these three newest releases, available now for your enjoyment! MYRIAADICT: The Soundtrack Collection Consisting of all my fun soundtrack commissions from this past summer, plus two rocking, original Celtic tunes — one from …

Presenting… “Music for The Book of I (The Existential Edition)”!

At long last, the 2014 soundtrack to the novel by Jorge Armenteros, “The Book of I,” is available in all its re-mastered and re-recorded glory! You can purchase it directly from me in either digital or physical formats, purchase it on Bandcamp, or listen to it via any of the …