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Fantasia for Bassoon

Fantasia for Bassoon

A challenge with composing for instruments that you can’t play is that it’s not always easy to find musicians that are eager to provide feedback or that can bring your … Continue Reading →


Minuet in C for Bassoon

Minuet in C for Bassoon

Days after our saxophone playing exchange student returned home, our next exchange student arrived from France – with bassoon in hand. This was another great opportunity to practice composing for … Continue Reading →


Major Button’s Last Stand

Major Button’s Last Stand

This is a song I had originally composed for the piano and violin but never got a chance to record. With my skilled French saxophonist at the ready, I decided … Continue Reading →


Jean

Jean

Every Summer my parents invite French exchange students to live with us for a few weeks to improve their knowledge of the English language. This Summer we were fortunate to … Continue Reading →


Bassoon Sonatina

Bassoon Sonatina

For the past few months I’ve been learning how to compose for instruments that I don’t play. It can be quite difficult because you have to think about things you … Continue Reading →


Flying High

Flying High

For this piece I purposely set out to write an uplifting melody. The first thought that entered my mind was that I wanted this song to leave people with high … Continue Reading →


Echoing Voice

Echoing Voice

Sometimes a great song idea comes out of nowhere. For this composition, I literally sat down at the piano and improvised for 3-4 minutes with a video camera turned on. … Continue Reading →


Snowflake

Snowflake

One of my interests is the weather and how it works. One day, as I was thinking about the life cycle of a snowflake, I thought it would be neat … Continue Reading →


Moonshine Rondo

Moonshine Rondo

I like Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. However, I think I’d like it even more if the first and third movements were both quite a bit shorter and the second movement didn’t … Continue Reading →


Perfect Gift

Perfect Gift

It’s been about a year since I started my music blog. Over that time I’ve received lots of positive feedback and encouragement on my songs. This is very important to … Continue Reading →