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"A Kiss Along The Ocean Tide"

Number 89 in site chart.
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"Sunset"

Number 90 in site chart.
I viewed a sunset one evening and this instrumental came to me. A sunset always makes me feel calm, introspective, and composed, and I hope I did a good job in trying to capture that feeling with this piece of music.

1984

1984 by Hugh Flynn
Price: $4.20
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 27 in site chart.
Solo piano work

Leyenda (Albeniz)

Leyenda (Albeniz) by Michael Silvestri
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 39 in site chart.
A well known and technically demanding piece played with total accomplishment.

This is a delight to hear.

The Battle

The Battle by melodieskingdom
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 3 in site chart.
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The Skimmington

The Skimmington by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 118 in site chart.
The Skimmington was a shaming ritual practiced in mediaeval and early modern England on men whose wives were especially dominating.

The victim would be dressed up in womens' clothing and made to sit facing backwards on a horse. Often, antlers or other virility symbols were placed on his head, the idea being that anyone who could not dominate his own wife could not expect sexual fidelity from her either.

The man would then be paraded around the village and pelted with filth.

This composition contains allusions to both the rough music that accompanied the ritual and to its sexual overtones.

How times have changed!

"Rage Of The Wind"

Number 48 in site chart.
At times, life seems to be on the edge of a storm, so I tried to write an instrumental that invoked the feelings of anxiety, rage, and underlying fear of the unknown.

Minuette I And Ii (Js Bach)

Minuette I And Ii (Js Bach) by Michael Silvestri
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 147 in site chart.
This lovely and sensitive performance of Bach's minuettes shows off Michael's interpretative powers. A subtle and able performance of a masterwork.

Etude Amabile

Etude Amabile by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 115 in site chart.
A sweet little piano solo on the (very broad) crossover between jazz and 'classical'.

Studies are often unpleasant to practice, like scales and arpeggios. This is my attempt to capture that warm inner feeling that comes when you finally get it right!

The picture is by Renoir.

Cracked Dandelions

Cracked Dandelions by Abandoned toys
Price: $1.44
Listener Rating: Rated 4 stars by listeners
Number 7 in site chart.
Beautiful modern classical arrangement

Toccata In F (C-M Widor)

Toccata In F (C-M Widor) by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 209 in site chart.
The Toccata from Symphony 5 pour Orgue (op. 42 no. 5 - fa) by Charles-Marie Widor is one of the most popular works in the classical organ repertoire.

It's a truly inspiring piece of musical grandeur.

As I don't have an organ with pedals, I had to cheat with the feet.

Meragio

Meragio by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 201 in site chart.
Meragio is a French dialect word from which we get the word "merry-go-round" (I think!).

The story of this tune goes like this: A little girl sits on a merry-go-round in anticipation. As it begins to spin her world goes round and round at an ever-more dizzying pace. Just as she is beginning to make sense of the confusion, it seems to spin faster again ...

A bit like life I suppose.

Staccato Dances

Staccato Dances by jim peden
Number 6 in site chart.
Staccato Dances is a short piano solo in D major for a little extra brightness.

It is a series of little themes which vary in tempo and time signature to represent an imaginary procession of dancers. The last one trips as she leaves the stage.

The image is from a painting by Edgar Degas.

Soft Stillness And The Night

Soft Stillness And The Night by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 81 in site chart.
This is a gentle and thoughtful piano solo written during a darker phase of my life.

It is dedicated to anyone who promotes peace and tranquillity.

Trompe L'Oeil

Trompe L'Oeil by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 148 in site chart.
This piano solo is 'impressionistic' in style.

It's about light, its refractions and reflections, dappled pathways, picnics in the forest - definitely for romantics!

Trompe L'Oeil was improvised at the piano in a single take, but I had to edit out one note that jarred. There's a section from a piece by Poulenc in there in case anyone else out there likes him as much as I do!

Winter Story

Winter Story by Grigor Iliev
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 31 in site chart.
A modern classical piece

Allegro Barbaro (Bartok)

Allegro Barbaro (Bartok) by jim peden
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 158 in site chart.
"The Barbarian" was first performed in 1921 by Bartok himself. Its heavy, aggressive style caused a riot and became a crowd pleaser for Bartok from then on.

This recording was made a few years ago and I hope that it shows some of Bartok's passion and brilliance as a composer.

This piece of music was arranged by Keith Emerson and used as the opening track in the first Emerson, Lake and Palmer album. Emerson's arrangement was stunning but the original piano piece still has a lot to offer.

No pianos were harmed in the making of this track.

Methamphetamin

Methamphetamin by Eftos
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 55 in site chart.
The dissonant future. Pseudo-Reality under the influence of C10H15N

Zeronin

Zeronin by Eftos
Listener Rating: Rated 5 stars by listeners
Number 123 in site chart.
Symphonic in a next to zero mood

"Misty Moon"

Number 29 in site chart.
A mellow instrumental meant to sooth the restless spirit that arises within each of us and let us smell the roses.

Monday, 11-Dec-2017

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