Saturday, December 14, 2013

Silent Slinky



Silent Slinky steals a motive from Arnold Schoenberg’s atonal hit song cycle from 1912, Pierrot Lunaire. It goes on with a corrupted version of "Silent Night," menacing snippets of "I’ll Be Home for Christmas," and the Slinky commercial jingle. It’s fun for a girl or a boy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wedding Day Funeral March

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A chaotic marriage between Wagner’s Bridal Chorus and Chopin’s Funeral March. It includes a wistful version of “My Favorite Things,” and a ragtime/salsa section based on the "Dies Irae," a medieval chant for the Day of Wrath. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Malicious Old Man

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Chopin-esque basslines underneath “This Old Man,” and “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”  

Friday, May 31, 2013

Jolly Jesus

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A bitonal campfire song. “Jesus Loves Me” and “Camptown Races” interspersed with “Lullaby and Good Night” in the style of Prokofiev. Recently, my friend Rich brought it to my attention that I had inadvertently quoted Ministry in this piece as well. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013