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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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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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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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