Hi, my name is Robert Steven Hunt, I am in my 50's, living in Reading, Southern England. I used to be a teacher of drama at a Secondary School in SE England, but now work as a project worker at a day centre for physically disabled adults (I love making a difference in peoples lives). I enjoy playing the piano keyboard for my own pleasure and sometimes play during worship sessions in my Church. I have been composing music for the piano keyboard for a number of years but I have only just begun to share my music with a wider audience in 2010. I have been greatly influenced by the world of film and television theme music. I would describe my style as being a mixture of classical piano and orchestral music. Indeed it is my ambition to hear my music performed by a full orchestra, just as I hear it in my head when I compose. I do not write any of my music down in notational form but I am blessed with a good memory. The quality of the recorded sounds are only limited by the equipment that I am currently using. The musical themes on this site are only samples of my music and are designed to give a brief flavour of the melodies that I am capable of recording. In the past I have composed a number of themes to order, according to the needs of a particular client. I hope that you enjoy the music and that you will join as a fan on this site.
Since 15th September 2012, I took the decision to upgrade my membership to Reverbnation.com. I have therefore been able to accept more people on my mailing list and I have been able to add a number of new music tracks to my collection of original piano compositions. You might like to listen to ......
"Eira's theme" (new orchestral version) using my new Roland Fantom G6 Keyboard. A longer version of this favourite!
"The Nazarene" (new instrumental) inspired by a recent trip to the Holy land. (Also recorded on a Roland Fantom G6).
"Armageddon" (orchestral) experimental music, part one of a suite of new music (quite a new dramatic piece).
"Comes a Mighty King" (orchestral strings) part two of the suite (softer gentle orchestral strings) a soothing piece!
A further third piece of music will be composed to mix both of these new themes together in a dramatic climax to the music!
"The Beauty of it all" is my first venture into composing music set to words. This song originated in the USA with words written by Charles Mathers. I was asked to set the words to music. A very good friend of mine in England Colin Preston agreed to help with the song and to sing the vocal version for me. Colin recorded the song and has also produced a wonderful video of the song which is now available on my youtube channel (robertstevenhunt).
In January 2013 I was able to add "Water-meadow dawn" to the ever growing list of musical tracks. This composition was written following a walk that my wife and I took near a water-meadow in Sailsbury, England during the previous summer. Further tracks are planned to be uploaded very soon including "Dark is the night" and "My beloved" both under construction at the moment!
I hope that you will enjoy the new music tracks (as well as some of the old ones) and continue to enjoy listening to my relaxing piano music for many years to come. I am seriously considering making my first album in the near future, which will contain new versions of the most popular tracks and some new ideas not yet released. I am on a very steep learning curve and regarding the future of my music development, I am sure that there is a lot more to come yet!
I would like to thank everyone who has supported my music by becoming a fan and joining my mailing list. I really appreciate it. Your comments have been really amazing and I have been so humbled by them, it means a lot to me when I get such positive feedback about the music. Thank you also for joining my other music websites and pages on social networks! All the links to my other sites can easily be found on my reverbnation artists page.
(Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud, Soundclick, Fandism, MySpace and of course Reverbnation.com).
If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, please do not hestiate to send in your questions (Submit Questions box) ... and I will try to answer them as honestly as I can!
Once again thank you so much for your wonderful support and interest in my original piano compositions and music. Stay tuned, the journey has only just begun! God Bless you! Rob.
Some Influences on my music include ......
Rick Wakeman (my all time favourite & hero). Richard Clayderman, Ludovico Einaudi, John Williams, John Barry, Henry Mancini, Mantovani, Burt Bacharach, Bert Kaempfert, James Last, Geoff Love and of course Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Church and Christian music!
Some of the Classical influences ......
Grieg, Beethoven (not the dog), Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Strauss.
Music that I personally like .......
Libera, Abba, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Russell Watson, Aled Jones, Bryn Terfel, Josh Groban, Tom Jones, Elton John, Phil Collins, Jeff Wayne, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Dire Straits, Jean Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Beatles, Queen, ELO and Rolf Harris!