My latest recording, Bluesy Bach and Friends – Opus 5 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), is now released!
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!
Here is an alternate version of the art that I considered using but it scared me just a little too much to go with!
As time allows I have been transcribing into notation some of my music and making that available on this site. The full score for Opus 1 in my Bluesy Bach series of recordings, Bluesy Bach – Opus 1 (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring), is now available for purchase. This piece is scored for four electric guitars, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello, contrabass, electric bass 1, electric bass 2, timpani and two drum kits. The drum kit parts are only an approximation as notating drum parts is exceedingly difficult, at least for me!
This was my first venture into rearranging Bach to take on a blues groove and was with his, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. Per Wikipedia, it “is the most common English title of a piece of music derived from the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723.”
Bach scored this piece for choir, trumpet, violin, optionally oboe, viola, and basso continuo. As I said, my arrangement is scored for scored for four electric guitars, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello, contrabass, electric bass 1, electric bass 2, timpani and two drum kits. The guitar plays the violin 1 melody and the double bass plays the choir lines. A preview of the score and the full score are available for purchase in the sheet music store.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I had a busy spring and summer, so now I am playing catch up with my web site. I had created a ringtone for Bluesy Bach Opus 4 (Arioso Für Elise) a few months ago, but forgot to post it until now.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I had a busy spring and summer, so now I am playing catch up with my web site. I had created the ringtones for my Opus 3 in the Bluesy Bach series a few months ago, but forgot to post them until now.
Here come more ringtones! I had a busy spring and summer! I traveled to Norway twice, traveled to the midwest to visit family and I did this while continuing to write new music and create more ringtones, plus run my consulting business. On top of that, I play in the Evergreen Community Orchestra. So now I am playing catch up with my web site. I had created the ringtones for my Opus 3 in the Bluesy Bach series a few months ago, but forgot to post them until now.