Songs New and Old

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 sad little guy is a puzzler. I think it might be a Florida white (Glutophrissa drasilla), far out of his normal range, and rather the worse for the journey.
Theme 59, revised
A Lullaby I wrote for our little friend “Fizzy” from Chicago.
“To Dry the Eyes that Weep,” a newer version of my original “Cricket Song.”

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)