To Start Autumn. Both written in the last month. If you like them, tell me generally where you are. Thank you for listening!
Here are two pieces I’ve been waiting to put in the blog. The first (Theme 42) is an experimental piece. The second (Theme 160) is called “The Last Hours.” You can listen to this while you read the poem about the end of the Age of Enlightenment.
And two piano pieces for you musicians.
Here are three songs. The first is a revision of a 2018 piece that needed a lot of work. I like it much better now. The next two are lullabies. Now that I have a tiny grandson, I have an excuse to write lullabies. What fun. And a sad butterfly to wonder about.
This is another lullaby for my sweet grandson, Sammy, in Australia. May butterflies fly in your dreams!
Here are the 24 most common butterfly species found in Bear Creek, according to my 31 years of record keeping. It is part of a presentation I am making for the Bear Creek Nature Center, in case they’re interested. Following these photos are two new pieces of music, so you can listen while you peruse the butterflies.
Just this once, if you enjoy any of this original verse and music, drop a comment with your state or country. I get thousands of “downloads” of music from the U.S. and many other countries, but I’d love to know where some of you are.
For you folks who like the old-fashioned in poetry, I offer a verse in regular meter and rhyme. For you who prefer playing tennis with the net down, I also post a free verse model. Both are about ancient stories and law, good old philosophy.
For music I’ve added a couple older pieces that I’ve revised, and a new one that, thank goodness, is only 39 seconds long.
And, for the form-challenged…
These oughta clean things up. Check it out.
More pleasant distractions for your life. Have fun!
Here are three more pieces for piano and orchestra. Hope they fit somewhere in your brain!