Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Joyful Melody | original piano composition

My 5th piano composition, and a very short one. The other side of Melancholy Melody if you will, which like its brother has no melody! Can be used as a closer or an interlude for my original piano work. Hope some of you like its uncomplicated charm.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/183563.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/joyful-melody-original-piano-composition

Up The Ladder | original piano composition

My 16th piano composition. Our word scale comes from the Greek for ladder and indeed this piece is nothing put a chord progression up the scale starting from g major.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/186933.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/up-the-ladder-original-piano-composition

Upwards & Forwards | original piano composition

My 3rd piano composition, written in my late teens. Years later I added a melody line complete with lyrics but this is the piano solo version only. I hope some of you enjoy it!

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/182144.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/upwards-forwards-original-piano-composition-1

Idle Etude 2 | original piano composition

My 23rd piano composition and my second 'Idle Etude'. Jumpy and cheerful, just uncomplicated fun on the piano.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/187442.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/idle-etude-2-original-piano-composition

Staccato Hypnosis | original piano composition

My 7th piano composition. This started out as an improvisation inspired by controversial German philosopher Martin Heidegger whose magnetic, structured writing style is well reflected in the piece. Not very popular among those I know, I rather like the composition's un-melodic progressions.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/184659.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/staccato-hypnosis-original-piano-composition

Wednesday Hope | original piano composition

My 13th piano composition, written on a Wednesday, appropriately enough. This one has garnered  a measure of popularity in the past. I hope some of you will like it.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/186394.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/wednesday-hope-original-piano-composition

Uninspired | original piano composition

My 27th piano composition. It's called 'Uninspired' because I felt no 'ahah' moment when writing it and found myself repeating old compositional ideas. Despite that the piece grew into one of my favourite of mine.

Addendum - Today (27 November 2017) I noticed an incongruity between the sheet music and this recording. The bass clef note at the seventh measure should be a B flat, as stated in the sheet music, as opposed to an F, as performed in this video, which unconscious change significantly alters the tone of the opening moments, but at least has the merit of leading the way into the descending motion towards the E, then the D, then the C and so on. Both the F and the B flat are harmonious but the B flat offers a more interesting flavour in my opinion and a nice, symmetrical contrast to the B natural four measures earlier (still in the bass clef). It is not possible at this late stage to change this recording but let it be noted that I would if I could.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/189365.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/uninspired-original-piano-composition

Idle Etude | original piano composition

My 22nd piano composition. This is an experimental piece. I hated it to start with but it slowly grew on me with time.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/187413.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/idle-etude-original-piano-composition

Solitude | original piano composition

My 25th piano composition. An ode to solitude if you will. Notice the furry creature behind me in the video.

Sheets here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/187454.html

Audio here: https://soundcloud.com/scruffyowlet/solitude-original-piano-composition