Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Plato

The following is a collection of moore-stuff, this time with music. I picked up the trombone in 6th grade, fell in love with it and majored in music in college. After 30 years of teaching music I retired and now have time to chase those melodies and ideas which have haunted me for years. Here is an assortment of a tune, a choir piece, a brass quintet and numerous trombone and piano pieces. Let me know what you think.

Music = emotions. Here are 12 short etudes for trombone and piano, each expressing a different emotion.

A Walk in the Park
a gentle diatonic in 12/8

Anger
a raucous dissonant rage

Broken Heart
sadness, confusion, anger, acceptance

Dizzy
unpredictable whole tone scale in swing

Joy
dancing notes in F major

Drunk
a sloppy fall down tune with glissandos

I’m in Love
from giddy to comfort to forever

Terror
don’t say, “I’ll be right back.”

Whaaaateeevrrr
it’s a jazzy blues piece, but, hey, who cares

Frantic
You’re probably too busy to play this piece

Winning the Game
you did it, you deserve it, whoo hooo!!!

Unhinged
an argument between conflicting tone rows

Montage for Trombone and Piano
a blended exploration of styles

The Road Less Traveled

Music by M. M. Moore, Lyrics by Robert Frost

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