Saturday, January 26, 2013

We're Heading South

We're Heading South (mp3) (pdf)

Waltz. Mostly written on January 15, 2013, recorded last weekend. World premiere with guitar, violin and oboe, by Contratopia last Saturday night (the 19th) during a dance at the Decorah Elks Lodge.

The temperature was above 40 degrees Fahrenheit last Saturday afternoon, still in the thirties at five when we met for dinner and down to the single digits by 9 pm, with a fierce wind bringing the chill well below zero. Heading South was a very attractive prospect.

The photo is a view of the old mill at Spring Mill Park in southern Indiana, taken in March 2009. The tune offers a good chance to practice your half-diminished chords.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Coulda Been a Log

Coulda Been a Log (mp3) (pdf)

A simple uptempo tune in C. Recorded a year or so ago, I just came across the recording again this past week. Who knows, maybe we'll play it with Contratopia at the Elks Club tonight?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

September Last

September Last (mp3) (pdf)

This tune emerged on or about September 16, 2012 and received its only (to date) public performance at the Steyer Opera House, here in Decorah, on September 21 as part of the "Coming Home Again" concert presented by the Water Street Music Series featuring the quartet of Ellen Rockne, Kathy Reed, Erik Sessions and myself. That performance featured Kathy on harpsichord, Erik on fiddle and me on mandolin.

The photo was taken (according to our camera) on Sept. 8, just a few days before the music came.

The recording is from this morning. It's nice to remember the warmth of September on a cold January morning.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Six Duettinos, Summer 2006, no. 3

Six Duettinos, Summer 2006, no. 3 (mp3)(pdf)

As promised a couple of weeks ago, here's no. 3 of the set. Only three more of these to go. A simple, sunny start to the new year.

See the earlier post for more info on this music.

Incredibly, to me, this marks the 13th week in a row that I've managed to post something here.
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