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Emotional Piano Music – Postdrome (Original Composition)

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Relaxing with a hint of sadness, somewhere in between. With a turbulent middle section inspired by classical pieces by Mozart & Liszt.
I get migraines regularly. Anyone who gets them knows they aren’t fun. Most get blurry vision just before (Aura) then the actual migraine (Attack), after that theres a hangover sort of feeling thats called the Postdrome.
I was Postdrome while recording this.

The music reflects the mood I was in during it. It may sound cheesy but I do find it true that sometimes thoughts, emotions etc can be shown more accurately through music and art.

So I guess what is trying to come through here is the feeling of fatigue, with the underlying relief and peace but still lingering pain. I bet you’ve known this at some point in your life. How metaphorical. Everyones got their migraines.

It starts with a sad guitar melody with bass guitar then goes into an orchestral version of the melody, then into the classical mid section. And the third section is the melody from the start played on piano.

Hope you enjoy =)

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Indian Classical Music – Raag Bilawal – Tintal

This particular composition is the tune for the Shabad “Tere Gun Gavan Deh Bujhayee” .

I accompanied Beant Singh, Birmingham Wale on Tabla as he sang this in a casual, private ( 3 persons ) , Kirtan session at the GNNSJ Gurudwara on SOHO Road in Birmingham.
It’s been stuck in my head ever since (in a good way).

Beant Singh said it’s a modified version of a composition he heard from recordings of Ragi Samund Singh Ji.

It’s Quite upbeat , and yet touching If you read the meanings – I love it .

Anyway , here’s whatever I remember from what Beant Singh sang + a few improvisations + a few mistakes.

Link to the Shabad & It’s interpretation in English: http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=2990


Sonatina in D minor – original composition

A “live” recording of this work. This sonatina is written for soprano recorder and harpsichord (or piano) in neo-Baroque style. Fortunately the recorder, my favourite instrument, is nowadays enjoying a brilliant comeback, after having been more or less silenced in classical music for about 200 years. In my own modest way I would like to promote it with my compositions.

Special thanks to Louis Lima’s wonderful recorder playing. His channel: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=getting+in+treble

The images are works by Dutch still-life painters of late Renaissance to early Baroque period.

Sheet music:


Maurice Ravel “Bolero”.Full version. Classical Music Archive

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Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian ballerina Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.

Le 1er mai 2016, ce Boléro a beaucoup fait parler, tellement que j’ai même pu lire ici ou là que c’était une oeuvre “mineure” de par sa “simplicité” musicalement parlant, ce qui en faisait une oeuvre “accessible” et qu’il ne méritait pas le titre de chef-d’oeuvre.
Il est vrai que Maurice Ravel lui-même ne la considérait pas comme une des ses meilleurs créations, mais n’est-ce pas là une belle ironie du sort que ce soit lui, le Boléro, qui soit considéré comme le chef-d’oeuvre de Ravel ?
Si je l’ai partagé c’est parce que je trouve que c’est une oeuvre magnifique, enivrante et qu’elle mérite le titre qu’on lui a donné. L’oeuvre n’est plus la propriété de personne, elle a survécu à son auteur et elle survivra à ceux qui la jugent.
J’aime ce Boléro, c’est un chef-d’oeuvre 🙂

Version complète du Bolero de Maurice Ravel (environ 15 minutes).
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Maurice Ravel “Bolero”. Classical Music Archive
Maurice Ravel “Bolero”. Classical Music Archive
Maurice Ravel “Bolero”. Classical Music Archive
Maurice Ravel “Bolero”. Classical Music Archive
Maurice Ravel “Bolero”. Classical Music Archive


Classical Music – Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Rossini | 60 Minutes Playlist

1 Hour Playlist of Great Classical Music by Mozart, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bizet and Offenbach. Enjoy this 60 Minutes playlist of selected symphony music by the famous composers.

Listen also to the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven here:

Enjoy and relax while listening to this really long and exciting classical music playlist, which can be used for various occasions like studying and reading, homework, learning, relaxing, gaming, stress relief and even for a musical ambiance if you have some guests or for lobby music for hotels or elevators.

Here is the classical music playlist. To hear a composition of your choice, just press the timing at the end of each piece.

1. W. A. Mozart – “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” – 00:01
2. Tchaikovsky – “Waltz of the Flowers” – 05:50
3. E. Grieg – “In the Hall of the Mountain King” – 12:32
4. E. Grieg – “Morning Mood” – 14:54
5. Tchaikovsky – “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” – 18:32
6. G. Rossini – “William Tell Overture” – 20:20
7. G. Bizet – “Habanera” from Carmen – 32:06
8. G. Bizet – “Les Toreadors” from Carmen – 34:08
9. J. Offenbach – “CanCan” – 36:26
10. Tchaikovsky – “1812 Overture” – 45:40

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Classical Choir Music – Lost | Slow Hopeful Composition with Score

Interesting classical choir music with a somewhat harrowing but hopeful mood. One of my early orchestral compositions and my first try at adding choral parts to a piece. Almost like a chant from beyond the grave, it’s a long piece and develops slowly. DOWNLOAD: http://1drv.ms/1pbq2w7

Lost, 2005

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Symphonie Magick

This music was inspired by my observance of a Wiccan solstice celebration. It may be used for personal reflection, meditation, or for a Wiccan ceremony.

Track List:

Seekers Of Truth 8:45
Rituals 15:43
The Warlock 6:07
Seasons of the Witch 14:24
Divinations 11:43
Hidden Knowledge 10:10

This album is available on Amazon, iTunes, and at other music download sites around the world for $9.49 (Amazon) or $9.99 (iTunes).  However, if you buy the album from this site the price will be only $7.50. Enjoy!

Symphonie Magick by Scott Shannon


Listen To Samples From This Album:

Seekers of Truth

The Warlock

Listen to more music from this album at SoundCloud

A Viral Approach To Classical Indian Music : Shankar Tucker at TEDxGateway

The ShrutiBox is the title of an ongoing series of internet music videos composed, recorded, performed and directed by the young clarinetist and composer Shankar Tucker. The videos have created great excitement recently, garnering over 2 million views and 40,000 fans in only a few months. The series has been featured on the front page of YouTube, MTV India, and numerous publications. As a clarinetist, Shankar has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia, and recorded for music director Pritam Chakraborty.

“While his mastery over the clarinet can’t be doubted… he magnificently blends the essence of jazz, pop, Indian classical to create seamless fusion. His YouTube music channel, The Shrutibox, features his fusion compositions and has garnered over two million hits… If you think nobody could have made Slumdog Millionaire’s soundtrack better than A.R.Rehman, think again.”

-Hindustan Times

“Tucker sets up a unique jugalbandi between jazz and Hindustani classical music, playing the clarinet like a bansuri, or slipping in the sounds of the kanjira into an ensemble of guitar and piano. Tucker’s fusion gives the classical tunes space to breathe, as he deftly weaves in jazz elements into a composition. The videos are minimalist and tastefully done, as befits the music… making him an internet sensation.”
-Indian Express

“Everything about this young American screams fusion beginning with his name — Shankar Tucker. He’s been playing the clarinet for 14 years, but thinks in ragas instead of chords. And, not surprisingly, his YouTube channel, TheShrutiBox, has gone viral…”
-The Hindu

Shankar blends Classical Indian music, jazz and popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound, both in solo recordings and with some of the most talented and accomplished young Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists and instrumentalists, including Vidya and Vandana Iyer,Nirali Kartik, Mahesh Vinayakram, B. Sree Sundarkumar, and others. Shankar himself plays a wide range of instruments in his recordings: piano, bass, kanjira, tabla, and other percussion instruments.

The videos feature his own compositions, and his arrangements of traditional and classical songs, film and popular music, in Hindi, Tamil and English. Shankar’s videos are featured on the front page of YouTube and the MTV show, “Roots”, and in articles in The Indian Express, The Hindustan Times, and notably in The Hindu — “everything about this young American screams fusion, beginning with his name…” Shankar was in fact the name given him as a young child by “Amma” — the spiritual leader and renowned humanitarian Mata Amrityanandamayi Devi on her US tour, and he has gone by it ever since. He started to learn classical clarinet at age 10, and earned a scholarship to the New England Conservatory from an appearance on “From the Top”, the nationally syndicated youth radio show. He became deeply interested in improvisation, both in jazz and classical Indian music, while he continued to study and perform Western classical music at such venues as Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston. At the Conservatory he studied with Tom Martin of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, while the sitar player Peter Row taught him the fundamentals of Indian classical performance.

More than anything else, Shankar wanted to study classical Indian music at its source in India,and on graduating from the Conservatory he was awarded a grant by the Frank Huntingdon Beebe Fund to pursue his ambition to adapt the clarinet to Indian classical performance. He was accepted as a student by the world famous Hindustani flute player Hariprasad Chaurasia at his Gurukul in Mumbai in the summer of 2010. Shankar describes this experience as “nothing short of life-changing” and that his “musical standpoint has completely shifted. Instead of thinking Western notation and chords or counting to 8 or 16, I think teentaal or aadhi taalam .” While in India he had the opportunity to perform Hindustani classical music on clarinet on stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussein and Hariprasad Chaurasia, and to record for one of Bollywood’s most prominent music directors, Pritam. Shankar has also performed with other leading musicians at major venues in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, and has been invited to perform on Indian MTV, and at upcoming festivals throughout India, North America, and Europe


Teaching Composition (Classical MPR in the Classroom)

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Anoka music teacher Chris Martino demonstrates strategies for teaching composition in the elementary school music classroom. This video addresses the Music Education Standards of composition, improvisation, knowledge of the elements of music, singing, playing instruments, and reading and notating music.



Structure in Musical Composition: Sonata-Allegro form

This is an overview of Sonata-Allegro form, the first form in a series of video lessons dealing with structure in music.

Computer program composes classical music

Lamus is the first computer program to produce original scores for contemporary classical music. The technology is so convincing that even the London Symphony Orchestra has recorded scores composed by it.

Next time you go to a classical concert, check the list of composers. You might not be listening to Mozart, but rather Iamus, the first computer program capable of creating classical sheetmusic. Even experts can’t tell it apart from works composed by humans.

Software consultant and pianist Gustavo Diaz-Jerez said, “Creativity in the computer comes from the fact that the algorithm is inspired in biological processes. That’s why it works.”

Taken from the Greek mythological figure who could talk to birds, Iamus was developed by the University of Malaga, known as Spain’s Silicon Valley. The musical project arose from work in artificial intelligence.

Francisco Vico, leader of Iamus team, said, “Iamus is the first computer that has mastered the musical language so that it can produce original scores for contemporary classical music. Of a huge variety that can be directly interpreted by musicians and also that cannot be differentiated from original works – from human works.”

Once the computer is given some basic musical information, it’s able to compose an infinite number of tunes.


Classical Music Waltz – The Abandoned | Original Composition

A Waltz I have composed this afternoon. I was playing the piano with one hand and came up with what sounded like a classical piece. So I kept composing around it until it became a more complete tune. It is mainly piano and strings, even though I wish the strings would sound more realistic. There are also some noises in the track because my recording software had some issues again.
But I hope you will like it! It’s a bit different from my latest songs. It’s maybe a little sad but at the same time there is a bit of joy, determination and maybe a pinch of fantasy too…?

Wishing everyone a pleasant weekend,

~ Claudie ~

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Behind the Score – Making of Classical Film Music

Behind the Score – Making of Classical Film Music

Recently a lot of people have asked about my workflow and composing process and in this video I try to explain how I usually compose my tracks. Additionally, here’s a list of VST-plugins that I have bought:

XNL Audio Addictive Drums
AudioEase Altiverb 6
Sample Logic’s Cinematic Guitars
Cinesamples CineOrch
Cinesamples Drums of War
Cinesamples Hollywoodwinds
Cinesamples Iron Guitars
Eastwest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum
Native Instruments Evolve Mutations 2
Audiobro LA Scoring Strings
ProjectSAM Symphobia
ProjectSAM True Strike
Tonehammer Emotional Piano
Tonehammer Epic Dhol
Tonehammer Fransesca
Tonehammer Requiem
Vienna Symphonic Library Epic Horns

I really hope this helps, and good luck with composing my friends! 🙂


Classical Music Mashup

I’ve woven together 57 famous classical tunes by 33 composers. How many can you identify?

Music and video by Grant Woolard.

Sheet music: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/classical-music-mashup-digital-sheet-music/20186749

mp3: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/grantwoolard