Category Archives: Composition

Back Home in Lourdes

Back Home in Lourdes

I returned for my second pilgrimage to Lourdes, France this month as an Auxiliary member of the Order of Malta American Association . This time I was slightly more prepared, but still bowled over by the spirit of this place. My job was to provide music for the various masses and services – a special job for sure. Parish music

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A first…

A first…

…for my film music aspirations. I am going to the Bergenfield Film Festival tonight to see the screening of Honorable Retribution at the Clearview Cinema 5 theater. I am excited to see the film on a big screen, and hopefully hear a convincing soundtrack! I am also looking forward to hearing what other fellow composers are doing and make some

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Film Festival Debut

Film Festival Debut

I just learned that the movie Honorable Retribution, for which I composed the soundtrack, has been accepted to the Bergenfield Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. This would be my first “sound appearance” in a film festival.  Wishing all involved with the film the best of luck. Here is the website for the festival being held on Thursday, May 5th at

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Emily Dickinson Set

The first round of editing is finished – this just highlighted several more corrections that need to be addressed. Once finished – trying to figure out how to self-publish the set.  I’m registered as a composer and publisher with ASCAP – still need to do some research on how this all works. Here are a few of the first pages.

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Genesis

No, not a post about the first book of the Bible, or a throw-back to an 80’s rock group. I am speaking about the moment of creation – the initial spark of consciousness. As a composer, I have been grappling with this idea of genesis: Where do my ideas come from? Did I create the music? I am beginning to

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