By Form

Songs

Whispers

This song is a musical setting of a poem by the young Canadian poet Robert Ainsworth (see text here). Unfortunately there has not yet been a live performance with a singer; the mp3 here was generated by my music notation program. Whoever is interested in performing it can obtain the score from me.

Furtive Star

This song is a musical setting of a poem by Robert Ainsworth (see text here). Unfortunately there has not yet been a live performance with a singer; the mp3 here was generated by my music notation program. Whoever is interested in performing it can obtain the score from me.

Variations

Variations on a Theme of Giuseppe Verdi

Variations on “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

Variations on “Yankee Doodle” (German-American Variations)

Metamorphoses

Radioactive Passacaglia and Fugue

This piece is based on the hit song “Radioactive” by the group Imagine Dragons. I have used methods of the classical masters to create a new, much richer composition, including tonal and rhythmic phase transitions, double-fugal development of the main theme and refrain of the original song and a dramatic conclusion.

Out of the Fire

This piece is based on the famous hit “Into the Fire” by the group Deep Purple. I have developed the theme of the original song into a Prelude and Fugue along the lines of Johann Sebastian Bach, using inversion and augmentation. The instrumentation in this computer-generated mp3 is not optimal, I am working on getting a better sound. The piece could be performed as a piano duet (4 hands) or with a string orchestra.

Other Compositions (selected)

Summer Dance

A very short musical joke.

Sonata Movement on a Difficult Theme

I chose a difficult chromatic theme as a challenge for experimenting with the composition of sonata movements. This is the result.