“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
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
a raucous dissonant rage
sadness, confusion, anger, acceptance
unpredictable whole tone scale in swing
dancing notes in F major
a sloppy fall down tune with glissandos
I’m in Love
from giddy to comfort to forever
don’t say, “I’ll be right back.”
it’s a jazzy blues piece, but, hey, who cares
You’re probably too busy to play this piece
Winning the Game
you did it, you deserve it, whoo hooo!!!
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