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The Fruitful Pond

The Fruitful PondThis new CD of my music has been recorded live by various musicians in Costa Rica
- a string quartet and a brass ensemble -
produced and edited by my friend Marco Perez (a.k.a. Freddie Gorra ...).
Marco is now working on refurbishing and repairing musical instruments
and also creating a new recording studio, which will, I hope, be the
birth-place of the second "Fruitful Pond" CD some time next year.

The CD can be downloaded from
The Fruitful Pond on CDBaby
The Fruitful Pond on itunes
and other digital download sites.

The music includes a string quartet variation on La Folia, some rather
more avant garde works than my usual neo-classical style,
such as an atonal version of Twinkle Twinkle in honour of the relegated
former planet Pluto and a picturesque description of a
teenager who is wishing that it is not time to get up yet, with pizzicato comments
illustrating his or her wakeful starts.
Other pieces include
a string quartet version of my Chinese New Year Celebration
a jolly brass quartet version of "For he's a jolly good fellow"
and a jazzy brass sextet version of "Ding Dong Merrily on High".

Many of these pieces will also appear in video form on Youtube over the next few months,
in the Playlist for the Fruitful Pond.

The first video is already online: Variations on La Folia


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