Tag Archives: Music

Random Music….

OK, it’s the 26th, which means I’m out of scheduled posts. I want to post something but I’m still too jetlagged, two days after arriving home, to really come up with something coherent (the reason why will be a post … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

OK, I hope this works…I’ve never tried embedding a playlist on WordPress before! If it does work, here is the score to the film The Nativity Story, with music my Mychael Danna. I have not seen the film, but the score is … Continue reading

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BOTD: Fanny Mendelssohn

(BOTD: Born On This Date. An idea I’m brazenly and openly stealing from Sheila O’Malley, who is the master of these kinds of posts.) Today is the birthdate of Fanny Mendelssohn. She was a pianist and composer, but her own … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

I used this piece as part of my 2020 exploration of Beethoven over on Byzantium’s Shores, but it’s a cracking good piece and it even feels appropriate, given my shift to this space as my primary blogging home now. Beethoven wrote … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday (or, Hello, Mr. Strauss)

 Has anyone noticed that in all the time I’ve been doing Tone Poem Tuesday, I have never once yet discussed any of the works of the composer who is not only best known for his tone poems, but who is … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 A strange and small subgenre popped up in the middle of the 20th century, called the “Tabloid Concerto”. These were entire classical works composed specifically for use in film. Not film music per se, with individual tracks written specifically to … Continue reading

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Something for Friday (the “Oh crap, I’ve been busy as hell and a day off all week” edition)

 Sorry, folks, it’s just been a busy week. Anyway, as part of my mood-listening for writing of late, I’ve been listening to music from Star Trek. Here’s a selection from James Horner’s score to Star Trek III: The Search For … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 In honor of Labor Day, and therefore of the labor movement and the fact that the single biggest contributor to the America that exists is the American worker, here’s a piece that pays tribute to one of the fruits of … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 Another fascinating work today by a composer whose work I’d never heard before: Zhu Jian’er, a Chinese composer who lived from 1922 to 2017. Judging by this piece, I need to hear a lot more of his work. A particular … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 From what I’ve read, Qigang Chen (b. 1951) is one of the most performed of contemporary composers…and to my knowledge, I had never heard his music before YouTube served up his single-movement piano concerto, Er Huang, via its sometimes incomprehensible … Continue reading

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