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Felix Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 30, #3: Adagio non troppo

I remember the ecstatic feeling when I first played one of the Felix Mendelssohn Songs Without Words. It was with my very first piano teacher, Mercedes Alleshouse, in Mansfield, Ohio. Ever since then, Mendelssohn has been one of my favorite classical composers, alongside J.S. Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, […]

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Erik Satie’s Gnossienne #4

The word Gnossienne did not exist until French composer Erik Satie made it up to describe a set of piano pieces. Wikipedia gives a good explanation: “The word appears to derive from gnosis. Satie was involved in gnostic sects and movements at the time that he began to compose the Gnossiennes. However, some published versions claim that the word […]

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Carol’s Castle – Newly Mastered Song & Video

“Like your vid of Carol’s Castle!!! Really well done. Totally classy.” (Buff Brown, Portland, Oregon) “Lovely collaboration, Tim. I could hear Alexis in there” heart emoji. (Diane Bouvier, Athens, Ohio) And now you can watch Charlea Janette Bailey’s video of Carol’s Castle with newly mastered sound by Chip Reardin. Of all the songs I have […]

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Today I Got the News I Hoped Would Never Come

When I got that dreaded December Email from my StepMom Deb that said that Dad was probably dying soon, I wanted to come to Mansfield, Ohio right away, but was not able to, because I was a week away from a couple piano and voice recitals with my students in Indiana. In order to keep […]

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Open Sky

Hello everyone, Announcing my new single, “Open Sky”. It’s my 16 yr old nephew Adrian’s new favorite song of mine! It’s a joyous love song with a danceable groove and soaring vocals, reminiscent of Ben Folds, the Beatles, and Panic at the Disco. I would like to dedicate this song to Charlea Janette Bailey, who […]

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“Sit Bach and Relax” Sneak Peek: Bach/Vivaldi Larghetto

Spring Greetings! “Sit Bach and Relax” is the title of a series of albums I plan to release, featuring me performing slow music of Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical composers. Here is a sneak peek of the opening track of Volume One, which is a beautiful Larghetto by Bach, transcribed from a Vivaldi Concerto. […]

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Falling in Love in the Fall

Hello everyone, In honor of autumn in New Zealand-lol, I am releasing “Falling in Love in the Fall”, just as spring is arriving in Indiana. I love all 4 seasons, but perhaps my favorite is the fall. I wrote the music and the lyrics, sang the lead and backing vocals, and played the piano. Recording […]

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