Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

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Bluesy Bach and Friends – Opus 5

My latest recording, Bluesy Bach and Friends – Opus 5 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), is now released!

Form

As I mentioned in a previous post on my Mozart project, this recording is of the first movement: I – Allegro.  My version of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is essentially a rock quartet, with guitar, bass, organ and drums with jazz and blues-rock influences.  This is definitely one of my longer recordings, clocking in at about 8 minutes 20 seconds.  I have heard that Spotify favors shorter music because I suppose people have shorter attention spans these days due to the clickable nature of the Internet.  But I didn’t do this to please Spotify.  I arranged and recorded this because I like what Mozart did and wanted to experience his music through my own interpretation.

Where it’s At

You can get your own copy and listen to Bluesy Bach and Friends – Opus 5 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) from wherever it is most convenient for you.  It is available in my music store. It is also on CD Baby or through digital distributors like Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many more!

Sheet Music Coming

As you can see from Mozart’s score it was written for Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Contrabass.  My arrangement is for Electric Guitar, Electric Bass,  Hammond Organ, and Drums.  Coming soon will be the sheet music for my complete score.

Here is the cover artwork for the tune.  I think it’s pretty cool!

Bluesy Bach and Friends Opus 5 Cover Art

Here is an alternate version of the art that I considered using but it scared me just a little too much to go with!

Christopher J Mozart

 

New Website!

You may have noticed a difference in my website lately.  Due to massive problems with the site not rendering properly on mobile devices I set out to get it fixed.  After multiple failed attempts, and upon the recommendation from a friend, I turned to a developer on Upwork.com.

Now, my website has been revamped and it’s running on the “DIVI” WordPress theme by Elegant Themes.  So…there have been, yes, some bugs to work out, and DIVI has fixed the display issues on all mobile devices as far as I can tell except on Safari on iPad.   So anyway……, if you need website and specifically, WordPress web development help, I highly recommend Upwork.  If you want a referral to a web developer, send me an email via the contact form on the about page.

 

 

Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus

So, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Several months ago I began one of my more ambitious projects so far:

To create my own arrangement and recording of a work by Mozart. Sure, I have already dabbled in works by Bach and Beethoven, but really, who could approach Mozart, being the child prodigy that he was? Well, I decided to try anyway. My choice, of course, was Mozart’s most popular work ever, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525.

In this project I am only focused on the first movement: I – Allegro.

My approach is not to fundamentally change the composition, but to apply my own arrangement, instrumentation and groove to it in the spirit of what I have done already in the Bluesy Bach and Friends project. Per the all knowing Wikipedia, “The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass but is often performed by string orchestras.” My version is more of a rock quartet, with guitar, bass, organ and drums. I have attached a snippet of what I have so far and if you have to apply categories to this, it has jazz and blues-rock influences. Stay tuned for the full release in the not too distant future.

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score
Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score

Mozart, again

(This is a repost.  The first post was written with the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg editor, and for some mysterious reason it would not display on mobile devices even though it did appear on desktop web browsers.  So if you are reading this on a desktop there is nothing new here!)

So, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 

Several months ago I began one of my more ambitious projects so far:

To create my own arrangement and recording of a work by Mozart. Sure, I have already dabbled in works by Bach and Beethoven, but really, who could approach Mozart, being the child prodigy that he was? Well, I decided to try anyway. My choice, of course, was Mozart’s most popular work ever, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525.

In this project I focused on the first movement: I – Allegro.

My approach is not to fundamentally change the composition, but to apply my own arrangement, instrumentation and groove to it in the spirit of my work in the Bluesy Bach and Friends project. Per the all knowing Wikipedia, “The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass but is often performed by string orchestras.” My version is more of a rock quartet, with guitar, bass, organ and drums. I have attached a snippet of what I have so far and if you have to apply categories to this, it has jazz and blues-rock influences. Stay tuned for the full release in the not too distant future.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score

Missing Audio Player

Hey everyone — So, I’ve been kind of busy of late and hadn’t checked up on my web site’s functionality for a while, until today.  When I did I discovered the that I have a missing audio player for song preview buttons on my Music Store page.  I had been using a audio/video player plugin called Yendif player.  I apparently have the latest version, but for whatever reason it just wasn’t up to the task.  I am in the process of switching over to a new audio player, Compact WP Audio Player which I hope will play nice with all browsers!

 

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