I don’t know what my life might have been like if I’d been able to make music like this when I was a kid listening to Tchaikovsky and Beethoven and Brahms. I couldn’t imagine sitting at a computer and getting sounds like this, even though it is generally less esthetically pleasing than a real orchestra. I have no training in music, but if I could have done this, I might have dived into a music major.
Two December pieces to enjoy (I hope).
Have fun with a couple pieces of music.
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.