At an Old Trysting Place, by Edward MacDowell

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Hello everyone, Do you know what a trysting place is? It’s a place for a meeting, especially a secret meeting of lovers. I love the romantic, nostalgic, bucolic feeling Edward Macdowell evokes in this little piano piece, called At an Old Trysting Place, from his Woodland Sketches. Hope you love it, too! Thanks to Charlea […]

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

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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

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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Somewhere Under the Rainbow

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Childrenopolis is a fantasy dramedy movie/musical about a utopian community of children of many colors who live in harmony in the hollow of the earth, but know about the hatred, war, and pollution infecting the earth’s outer shell. A select few make a goodwill ambassador pilgrimage to detoxify the earth as we know it. At […]

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Carol’s Castle – Newly Mastered Song & Video

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“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

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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

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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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Love Makes the World Go Round

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Announcing the release of the first version of my song “Love Makes the World Go Round”!  It’s the title track of my upcoming album of original songs. This fall we plan to record the song again, featuring the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ray Wise, under the auspices of The African […]

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

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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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Searching for Great Great Grandfather & Grandmothers’ Grave

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We gave up. After meandering up and down and around for several hours in the beautiful October hills of Marion County, West Virginia, searching for my great great grandfather and grandmother’s grave, my 80 year old Dad and I ran out of steam. We had followed the directions to the Lake Cemetery that we had […]

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