Category: instrumental

Longfellow

In the previous post, https://hiltonkeanjones.com/2014/08/23/new-anthem/, I had a link to the first of a series of choral pieces based on Transcendentalist poets. The two transcendentalists everyone knows are, of course, Emerson and Thoreau, but there are many more than just those two, and a…

Amidst the city’s desolation, the Anima appears as a woman clothed in radiant white

I added a new track to The Geography of Dreams: Admist the city’s desolation, the Anima appears as a woman clothed in radiant white. There’s two kinds of programmatic music: what are often called “character pieces,” short pieces with a descriptive title, the music…

Busts made of cork spinning slowly through the air

I’ve started a new suite of pieces, The Geography of Dreams. At various times in my life, I’ve kept a handheld tape-recorder in bed and recorded dreams immediately after they happened. Even before I started doing that, I was aware that certain “places” kept…

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…

Symphonic Waltz

This is an electronic demo of a short piece for symphony orchestra. A free download of the score PDF is available at https://hiltonkeanjones.com/PDFs/symphonic_waltz_score.pdf. The sound is OK through computer speakers, but listening on headphones will probably be a better auditory experience, especially when it…

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