Stone Music Catalog: Pianoforte
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Pianoforte

"The Light" Twelve Compositions for Piano:

  1. Peppermint Party - A catchy, upgeat tune. People are drawn in to listen. This piece dates back to the 1980s, andyou can hear the jaunty, youghful exuberance in it. 1:31 easy, use of sustain pedal
  2. Going Home - 2nd place winner in MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California) Composition Contest 2014. This piece depicts that longing, yearning feelingyou get when you've been away for quite some time, and you think about going home, returning to those things and people we know and love, the warmth and comforting reassurance of home. 2:46 easy/medium, balancing of voices, dynammics.
  3. Can't Get Her Out of My Mind - Inspired by the male vocal jazz se3xtet MPact which I heard one exciting ngiht at The Baked Potato nightclub in Los Angeles - hot stuff! I wrote this piece for them latyre that very night. 1:46 medium, melodic rubato
  4. Daffodils and Dragonflies Air and earth, insect and flower, buzzing and brilliance are all depicted in this exuberant piece. 2:43 medium, 2 against 3
  5. In the Garden creates a peaceful, quitet, meditative mood. You might picture a flower opening, an insect buzzing by to visit a blossom, a bird fluttering and landing, perhaps splashing in a birdbath. 1:46 easy, polychords
  6. Refourestation - In this piece the interval of the fourth portrays the vitality, strength and vibrance of trees. The name “refourestation” stands not only for the revival of the forest, but also for the interval of the fourth, which is also an endangered species.  The fourth is thematic throughout. 2:47 medium, extensive use of fourths, arpeggios
  7. Whither Thou Goest - Commissioned in 2010 for a wedding celebration in Austria, this piece depicts the dreams, joys and Wanderlust of this carefree young couple, Ktharina and Alex, to whom it is dedicated. 4:34 medium, polychords, variety of textures
  8. Dolphins' World - The ocean. This piece expoloit the deep, lush bass register and tonlity of D-flat evoking the vbast depths of the ocean, contrasted with light splashes in the reble refister, dolphins playing in the spray, bubbles rising to the surface. 4:22 medium, arpeggios in both hands 4:22 medium, arpeggios in both hands
  9. The Eternal Quest - Imagine the construction of a hge statue, building, bridge or monument. I wrote this piece as a soundtrack for such an endeavor, as it goes through the various stages, from inception to planning, effort and striving, the emerging, soaring angles of the structure, the power and magnnificence of such a sgrand alofty edifice. And finally the moment when we can si back and take in the scope of the work, teel pride and triumph in the achievement. 4:06 difficult, sensitive soft passages, chromaticism
  10. Recurring Theme - This piece started with a simple four-note melody and developed into this song. the middle section bursts into accented syncopation with a rhtym taken from a drumming sircle I attended with friends in Sankt Magdalena am Lemburg, Austria. 3:30 medium, rhythmic étude in middle section
  11. On Diaphanous Wing - Diaphanous — sheer, fine, delicate, light, gossamer-like. Picture a dragonfly wing. A floating melody and evanescent harmony combine to form this colorful piece.
  12. The Light captures diverse scintillating qualities and angles of light, at times filtered, at times reflected. A meditative piece, uplifting and optimistic, this piece remains one of my favorites. A great antidote for stress! 4:40 medium, with a more intricate last section

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Book I
  1. Joie de Vivre Play Arrow -- soothing, uplifting, bright...   Score p.1
  2. Bunji -- bounces like the cord; light jazz; polychords   Score p.1
  3. S.Y.N.C.   Play Arrow by Don Wersky Score p.1
  4. Peppermint Party Play Arrow an energetic, foot-stomping party-starter!  
  5. In the GardenPlay Arrow -- unusual harmonies, stretching, yearning, yet joyful.   Score p.1
  6. Free Fall Play Arrow -- fusion in a popular idiom; a curious coda continually modulates in aleatoric directions...   Score p.1
  7. All Green Play Arrow -- an example of fusion between art music and popular idiom; polychords.   Score p.1
  8. If Ever You Should Leave Play Arrow (excerpt w/ Tim Welvaars on chromatic harmonica) -- bittersweet, yearning...   View CD;   Score p.1
  9. T.G.I.F. -- fun, challenging pop piece   Score p.1
  10. Pastorale -- smooth as chant, but with new harmonies. Also available as an instrumental concert piece for trumpet and piano, or flute and piano (see below).   Score p.1
  11. Fair Youth Play Arrow -- sweet, engaging lullaby...   Score p.1
Book II
  1. The Jounce -- a bouncy, light jazz piece with a fun break; polychords   Score p.1
  2. Refourestation   Score p.1
  3. End-Zone Strut -- a fun piece of celebration; originally written for the NFL Screensaver ('90s)!   Score
  4. Daffodils & Dragonflies -- new age funky uplifting with researched polychordal break;   excerpt Score p.1
  5. Chorale   Score
  6. A Romp in the Park - just that!   Score p.1
  7. Jolt Cola -- funky bass lick; sparkling, sprightly departure;   excerpts   Score p.1
  8. Deep White Peace -- smooth, harmonically interesting, nice build   Score p.1
  9. Meditation and Inpsiration--built on the Jewish tropes "k'tana" from the Torah and "merchach' fula" from the Haftorah; interesting non-triadic harmonies; dedicated to Michael Isaacson, composer, Los Angeles.   Score p.1
  10. Festival Fanfare Play Arrow excerpt, orchestrated inspired by the Torah Service, originally conceived for Choir and Brass.   Score p.1
  11. Afternoon Reverie -- a sublime, sonorous, relaxing piece   Score p.1

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Book III
  1. Flight Over Water, fluid, ethereal, melodious   Score p.1
  2. The Eternal Quest   Score p.1
  3. Let the Good Times Roll   Score p.1
  4. Going Home   Score p.1
  5. Encircling the Moon   Score p.1
  6. The Light Play ArrowOrchestral excerpt; Play Arrow Piano excerpt;   Score p.1
  7. Lifting Off   Score p.1
  8. La Rosace   Score p.1
  9. Into the Darkness   Score p.1
  10. Virtual Tinsel -- delightful flickering, shimmering textures; for Piano solo, or with Flute.   Score p.1
  11. Tribute to Kurt (for Kurt Bestor); written in a lyrical, emotional style.   Score

Book IV

  1. Approaching Avalon Play Arrow   Score pp. 1-2, Coda
  2. April on Chilko Lake , a northern Canadian Lake, reminiscent of Tilicho Lake in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas at 4920 m. Still frozen in April, one see in this piece ice crystals, snowflakes, and the occasional glint of sunlight reflected from the ice. Play Arrow   Score p.1
  3. Brass Sculpture   Score p.1
  4. Cuivré   Score p.1
  5. Il Basso   Score p.1   Score p.1
  6. Recurring Theme...   Score p.1
  7. Rocky   Score p.1
  8. Sommer im Winter   Score p.1
  9. Sylvesterfeier   Score p.1
  10. Traum um Mitternacht   Score p.1
  11. Un jour au printemps   Score

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Book V

  1. Aspen in Autumn     Score pp.9-11
  2. Cloudscape     Score p.3
  3. Dance of the Dryads     Score pp.4-5
  4. Eye on the Prize     Score pp.1-3
  5. Fantasia on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel     Score pp.3-5
  6. Feiertag     Score pp.1-3
  7. On Diaphanous Wing
    - Diaphanous, meaning sheer, fine, delicate, light, gossamer-like. Picture a dragonfly wing. A floating melody and evanescent harmony combine to form this colorful piece
  8. Pat (pfte solo)
  9. Himmelwärts (pfte solo)
  10. Whither Thou Goest -- commission, 2010 for a wedding in Scotland

Flute and Piano

  • Afternoon Reverie
  • Blake Songs Three for soprano, flute and piano; also solo flute and piano.
    1. Blossom
    2. The Shepherd
    3. Spring
  • Can't Get Her Out of My Mind
  • Gigue hoch 2 - a terrific rhythmic challenge with great fun as the reward.
  • New Amsterdam - this piece is a fave of all who hear it. I started it in 2010 and dedicated it to Tim Welvaars, chromatic harmonica virtuoso in Hilversum, Netherlands, and put the polishing touches on it this year (2014) for flute. It is soooo charming!
  • Pastorale - evoking a pastorale setting. Chantlike with changing meter. Polychords within tonality.
  • Through the Mist - inspired by the musical Riverdance, this is one of the most moving pieces I've written.
  • To the Top - a thrilling pop piece I wrote in the '90s.
  • Virtual Tinsel - a scintillating Christmas piece
  • A Voice from Afar - one hears the calls (flute and piano) echoing one another from afar...
  • Yon Glen - Fantasy for Flute and Piano   - a spontaneous piece with lots of variety

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Chromatic Harmonica and Piano!

Book of 8 pieces; CD Reveries for Day and Night by the STONE HARMONY DUO
  1. Afternoon Reverie
  2. Deep White Peace
  3. End-Zone Strut
  4. Hip-Hoppin'
  5. If Ever You Should Leave Play Arrow body of the song; Play Arrow  awesome harmonica improv over the minor section! Way to go, Tim!
  6. A Romp in the Park
  7. The Skids
  8. Chopin's Prélude in C -- descant

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