New Music and Poetry

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.

Good old Theme 38
And Theme 36, which I call “Sweetness.”
New, Theme 175

And, for the form-challenged…

Second Suite

This set of four pieces was written between 2008 and 2020, and includes a salute to a bright morning, a string piece with a piano as percussion, a mystery, and finally, an untitled orchestral piece I wrote in 2008. Have a good time!

Theme 136: One Bright Morning Early
Theme 59: Strings with a piano as percussion
Theme 147: Mystery in Fminor
Theme 2: An orchestral piece

Ontogeny Suite

The following pieces track the ontogeny of a butterfly, from the magnificent egg through the busy larval and anticipatory pupal stages, to the flying and mating adult, and finally the memory of a life well lived. These pieces come from my archives, from 2008 through 2020. The last (Theme 1) was the first piece of instrumental music I ever wrote on GarageBand. Enjoy.

The magnificent Egg (Theme 101)
Anticipation: The Pupa (Theme 157)
The Single-minded Larva (Theme 7)
The Butterfly Takes Wing (Theme 44)
Remembering a Life Well Lived (Theme 1)