instrumental

LYRIC RAGS — a sonata for violin and piano

April 13, 2016

LYRIC RAGS — a sonata for violin and piano Mov 1 – City Nights Mov 2 – Silent Waltz Mov 3 – Sky Highway Composed in 1975, the 3rd movement is my favorite of the three, but I’m also fond of the 2nd movement. The first movement is a bit severe…more dissonant than I remember. […]

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Score available for The Geography of Dreams (for symphony orchestra)

August 7, 2015

In my last post, I was able to present the score for one of my three most recent orchestral pieces. Tn this post I can announce that I’ve finished editing the score of the second of these. It can be downloaded (free) HERE. The audio may be streamed (free) HERE (or use the player below). […]

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Score available for The Forest (for symphony orchestra)

July 23, 2015

I’m in the process of editing my three most recent orchestral pieces. I just finished editing the score of the first of these. It can be downloaded (free) HERE. The audio may be streamed (free) HERE (or use the player below). I strongly recommend listening on headphones or good speakers, not just tiny laptop speakers. […]

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A More Prodigious Tulip for cello and piano

June 29, 2015

This was composed in 1972. It has had several versions. This is the most recent. It is a series of variations (“strophes”) on an abstract Schenkerian melodic skeleton, embellished over the course of the variations as one might embellish a raga. Unlike a raga which is handed down by tradition, this underlying structure was composed […]

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

June 22, 2015

This concerto was composed in 1994 and slightly revised in 2015. It’s for piano and small orchestra (just piano, strings, and only 4 woodwinds–no brass, no percussion). The score is still being cleaned up but will eventually be available at hiltonkeanjones.com/music.

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Festival Prelude for Piccolo Trumpet and Organ

May 28, 2015

Here’s an old piece of mine: Festival Prelude for Piccolo Trumpet and Organ: https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/festival-prelude-for-piccolo-trumpet-organ. I don’t think I’m allowed to say who the trumpet player is because this wasn’t done for publication, just a demo. But, he’s the trumpet player for whom I wrote all my life. I love his concept of how the trumpet […]

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New movement added to The Golden Thread — Wendeyaho

May 26, 2015

I’ve added a movement to The Golden Thread, Wendeyaho. Although the arrangement and orchestration is my own, the melodic source for this movement is a traditional Native American tune called “Wendeyaho” that is often described as a “Cherokee Morning Song.” However discussion of it on the Internet indicates that the word, “Wendeyaho,” is not Cherokee. […]

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Twilight Peal in the City of Dreams

May 9, 2015

I added the final movement to The Geography of Dreams. The new piece is Twilight Peal in the City of Dreams.

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Addition to Geography of Dreams

May 5, 2015

I added a new piece to The Geography of Dreams. The new piece is Dream of the City by the Sea and the Dark Castle Beyond Its Walls. There’ll be one more movement I think. Here’s the blurb: “A work in progress…These, and future movements to come, are all real dreams that have stuck with […]

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In the Hills Outside the City, the Old Man Sits by His Fire Conversing with the Forest Animals

February 7, 2015

I’ve added another movement to my orchestral piece, The Geography of Dreams. It’s In the Hills Outside the City, the Old Man Sits by His Fire Conversing with the Forest Animals. These, and future movements to come, are all real dreams that have stuck with me over the years and that take place in a […]

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