Prepping for the next project

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My first creative project for 2019 is to compose a suite of waltzes for the piano, so of course I am working on a database for Backstreet Arts to track attendance v. self-esteem instead.

But while I do that, I’m listening to some of my older work to remind myself that I can actually compose music worth listening to.

Here, listen along:

Five Easier Pieces [a companion to, and partial apology for, Six Preludes (no fugues)]

(Scores available upon request.)

While we’re at it, give a listen to “Horsefly Rag,” written for Mike Funt, who wanted something around which to develop a clown piece based on a drawing by Moholy-Nagy called “Diary of a Fly.”