Posted on | December 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Alfred Publishing to add Mike’s “Music In My Soul” to their catalog.
I’m excited to announce that my choir piece “Music In My Soul” was recently signed by Alfred Publishing (the worldwide leader in educational music publishing since 1922) and will be in their spring catalog 2015. Now schools nationally and internationally will be able to choose from 3 different arrangements (SATB, 2pt and 3pt voicings) of this song!
To those of you who haven’t heard this song, check it out!
Posted on | April 8, 2014 | Comments Off on New sheet music published! “The Prayer”, “Send In The Clowns”, and more!
For the sheet music lover we have some of Mike’s wonderful arrangements now available. Our latest publications are “The Prayer” and “Send In The Clowns”. Please shop in our hard copy sheet music section of our store to view these selections and hear samples.
Posted on | November 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Ode To Joy arrangement now published in beautiful 9X12 Hard copy!
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Posted on | September 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Sept. 2013 – Two spectacular compositions newly published!
Mike’s compositions “I’m Home” and “Fantasy” are now published in hard copy form only. These editions are beautiful. Printed on non-glare paper with beautiful covers they are a wonderful collectible to have on your piano. Please go to the respective pages in our store to view the sheet music and watch live video of Mike performing these selections in concert.
Posted on | June 15, 2012 | Comments Off on “Ode To Joy” and “Pretty Money” sheet music released!
We finally released the exact transcription of Mike’s arrangement of Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy”. Rhythmic, joyous, proud, and celebratory, this fabulous arrangement is great for a special occasion. Buy it now in our store!
Here’s a sample of the arrangement live in concert:
“Pretty Money” is from the CD “Touch The Sky” and is a beautiful waltz written by Mike and titled by Elizabeth when she was four years old. It does evoke images of aristocrats dancing and showing off their finery.
Here’s a video of Mike performing this piece:
Posted on | March 26, 2012 | 2 Comments
Our cat Frank was with us for 11 years and gave us a lot of joy. He became ill and about a year or so ago, we had to put him down. Many will miss him. He made friends with all of the neighbors. One day when Mike was out walking the dog and our three cats up the block, a neighbor came out and asked “Is that your cat?” Mike said “yes, this is our cat Frank.” The man said “Well I want you to know, he is kind of our cat too. My daughter loves him and has been taking photos of him.” The pictures you see below are from his many “photo shoots” at the neighbors. Later he ran from their house with this bandanna on and the neighbors were concerned that he would show up at our home with strange attire. He was also fond of sleeping in pot holes in the middle of the street in front of our house until cars came and no doubt used up many of his nine lives with this habit.
After Frank’s passing, Mike wrote a piece called Frank’s Fine Day” inspired by Frank and his days in the sun, and it will be featured on Mike’s upcoming CD “Fantasy”. However, we gave a pre-release recording of this piece to our friend, David Nevue, of Whispering’s Solo Piano Radio. He has been airing the piece on his radio station for awhile now. We recently received a very heartfelt letter from a woman who heard the song being aired. She is a pianist and is fighting cancer. She said that this song was helping her to heal and and to please, please publish the sheet music so she could play it. So we did! To hear the song and/or buy the sheet music please go to our store. Thank you Frank. See you again someday.
Posted on | March 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Sheet Music for “Promise for Romance” Now Available
Sheet Music for “Promise for Romance” is now available in our store! We have two versions of this piece transcribed. One is the exact transcription of the sound recording from the album “Touch the Sky”. The other is a shortened, intermediate version.