This piece is Sub titled “Courante” and was originally intended as part of a Baroque type Suit for Piano. If you look at the videos on my site you can see an Allemand from the same impetus.
This small piece (and it is a small piece) was from a conversation with a Jazz Saxophonist friend about chords. And the Jazz approach. Don’t expect Jazz though it is my own thoughts. It is also one of my Still Pieces exploring stillness in music. And as such there will be future versions for various […]
Here are the 3,4,5,and 6th Almaine known as The Queens Mask (the first three) and the Witches Dance from the Queens Mask, from A Variety of Lute Lessons 1610 published by Robert Dowland. There is no Composer listed. This has been converted to notation see, early musician/lute project/allmaine.
On Monday the 5th I had an appointment with Rosslyn Chapel. I was due to play, as I had been for the Summer, for the general visitors to the Chapel. My car had been losing water gradually from the Expansion tank of the radiator, so I topped it up before setting off for the hour […]
Here is a piece from the past. A time of living in London and being a lot younger. Enjoy
BACH a Biography by Charles Sanford Terry This book written and first published in 1928 contains a scholarly and entertaining read about my favorite, and many other peoples favorite, composer Johann Sebastian Bach. My copy is the fourth impression a handsome blue hardback book. It pulls together all of the previous work then known on […]
Christmas Song I know it is a bit premature but I have just revamped this piece. Originally done for a primary string group concert with words sung by the pupils and parents, to great effect. Enjoy
Here is Small Canon 20 by Jim Tribble, the last of the current batch of Canons. It is available in string, brass and wind version. All of which can be heard on my website www.thewrittennote.co.uk available free to download and try out. Let me know how you get on. These Canons are just one example […]
12th June 2019 I have just had an email from a company based around an AI (Artificial Intelligence) which has been set up to do compositions. Yet another hammer in the very solid coffin of us Classical Composers. Or any composers, I suppose. In the email the chap in charge asked how I come up […]
This piece was written for Pupils at Liff Primary, as you may have guessed, and at the time I had a full complement of strings. To this I added me on a violin with a wee tune. I wrote this version and used a simpler version for the Auchterhouse Primary. It is suitable for players […]