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Magnificat Sonnets / Bio

Suite 19 is available for reproduction. Jump to Suite 3 for classical. All of these titles are remastered early inventions. Posted here:

Suite 19: Guitar Solos II (For Sale)
Suite 3: Musical Pallet (For Orchestra)
Sutie 2: World Kingdom (For Orchestra)
Suite 1: Animal Kingdom (For Orchestra)
The Connecticut Suite (18 y/o)
Suite 14: Choral Works II (Choir)
Suite 20: Musical Theatre Piano (Solo)

It is not pure classical and it is not pop, so what is it? Both. My primary influence was Broadway. I also love classical, but have trouble relating to our present day logically illogical structures. For me, I like melody, in instrumental format, thus a hybrid, something that I call classical pops. I would love to write more formal work, but I only have a pinch of formal training, so I have been writing these shorter pieces in an effort to just teach myself composition. Every invention is an exercise. I also explore different genres, to build rhythm awareness, and then develop little collectives that I call suites.

About me. In my youth I pursued both classical and pops off and on for about three to four years. But then I elected business in college and worked in accounting for 32 years, doing nothing in music this whole period. When I retired, however, I began to tinker around with writing again as a hobby. I started out by notating the 16 songs that I had written as a boy, then went on to write 122 new works.

In the beginning I began notating music using easy programs, but gradually added more advanced software as I learned. This year I am trying to consolidate everything under one roof using Sibelius 7. I am also writing everything in piano and guitar for students. If you are a larger performing body or a student, I want to point you to my angel looking website link (Reverb) or the world globe link (Facebook) where you will find organized pathways to both full blown performance scores as well as all of the piano/guitar scores.

As I said, what is posted here is the material that has been remastered so far. It basically represents beginning stuff, but will expand over time as I am able to complete the conversion process. MySpace and YouTube contain pieces from the prior generation software and thus offer a deeper listening experience. My website also posts everything, both old and new, with new replacing old as the work is completed.

There are now 138 original works, which are being remastered for two concerns, or 276 scores in all. In this process I have developed a numerical catalog system, basically to help score people find what they are looking for. If you are a die hard pop guy, I know this irritates you a bit. This isn't Kansas anymore. And if you are a conservatory guy, this probably irritates you too, because this isn't real true to form logically illogical stuff here either. Forgive me on both counts. Hang in there with me. Just trying to sell a few scores.

To my larger fan base, ninty percent of whom do not use English as their primary language ... Q Pasa! I will write to you and send out more international letters when all the dust settles. I love languages. Finally, to my ReverbNation friends, I miss you too. Just be patient with me. Let me finish this project up first. I'll be around. No problems. I got your back.

Peace. Hope you find and enjoy everything that is happening here at this $2 motel. Not a bad hobby. I'll be back in a few months to leave you some new notes. Bye.

General Info

Band Members
Sibelius 7 Notation Software
Artist Name
Magnificat Sonnets
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/magnificatsonnets
Active Since
01/07
Genres
Classical / Musical Theatre / New Age

Contact Info

Location
Fresno, CA
Manager
George Victor Olson

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