Recording downloads available at Bandcamp

I now have a page at hiltonjones.bandcamp.com where it’s possible to buy tracks and albums of my music. It’s free to stream at that page as well as at my SoundCloud page.

The newer music posted there is Meditations & Reflections. Also available there is my old album, Cantus, which I’ve remastered.

Score for Meditations & Reflections now available

I finally (!) got the edited score for soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/meditations-reflections-for-solo-piano done.

It’s at hiltonkeanjones.com/scores/Meditations_and_Reflections.pdf.

Meditations coverIt’s an entire set, and if played as a set, then it should be played in score order; however, it’s not at all necessary to play them as a set. They really all stand alone as individual pieces that can be performed separately as single pieces or in a grouping of one’s own choosing.

Salve Regina (from Roma) — 2 recordings by Robert Helps

bob-03_tweakedI was fortunate to have the late Robert Helps perform one of my pieces twice: once at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1999 and once on Hawaii Public Radio in 2000. These are the recordings made of those two performances. He was such an amazing pianist…and wonderful friend of many. Both of Bob’s performances of this piece now posted on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/salve-regina-from-roma-2.

Recordings of Meditations & Reflections for solo piano — Jasmine

Thanks to the generosity of John Stephan, owner of the Springs Theater recording studio (www.springstheatre.com/home.html), I have been able to record this collection; John also edited & mastered the tracks.

Here’s the SoundCloud link for the entire set: Meditations & Reflections.

In this post, however, I wanted to feature the first track I received back from John: Jasmine.

Symphonic Waltz

Below is the Soundcloud widget for Symphonic Waltz, a short, stand-alone, “overture” of the sort every composer is told they should write for orchestra because no modern orchestra will play anything longer than 8 minutes by a living composer. So…here’s my obligatory 8 minute piece. I like it, even if the orchestra board of the local amateur orchestra didn’t. They demanded that I remove their name from the dedication or they would sue me. So, I removed their name. What an honor. Isn’t there some joke with a punch line like that (“I’ve been thrown out of better bars…” or something.)

HERE is a link to a piano condensation of the piece. I think (I’m not absolutely sure) this condensed score is in agreement with the final orchestral score. It’s “close enough” that you can see what’s going on, which is the only reason I’ve provided it.

I just discovered that I’d already posted this before! Ah well…here’s the link to that one–it has a link to the full orchestral score: http://hiltonkeanjones.com/2013/04/06/symphonic-waltz/ This post has a link to a piano condesation which may be easier reading for those interested in how the notes go.