Stone Music Catalog: Pianoforte
Organ, Piano and Harmonica

Pianoforte

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"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, Katharina 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 huge 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

Piano Books I, II, III, IV, V, VI: Contemporary Piano Pieces.

Pegasus Piano Book I

Pegasus Piano Book II

Pegasus Piano Book III

Pegasus Piano Book IV

Pegasus Piano Book V

Pegasus Piano Book VI

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Book I
  1. Joie de Vivre Play Arrow -- soothing, uplifting, bright... This piece was inspired by my first dencounter with the Kawai K4 keyboard! (1991) Score p.1
  2. Bunji -- bounces like the cord; light-hearted jazz/pop; polychords in the second passage. Score p.1
  3. S.Y.N.C. by Don Wersky, former roommate and amazing band conductor! 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, feel-good, 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 exploits the resonance of the 4th, to reinstate its place in the dense jungle of musical sound. Score p.1
  3. End-Zone Strut -- a fun celebratory piece originally written for a dance in the end-zone after a TD; written for the NFL Screensaver (back when they had screensavers in the '90s)! Score
  4. Daffodils & Dragonflies -- new age funky uplifting with an arcane polychordal break; excerpt Score p.1
  5. Chorale Score (with Trumpet). I wqrote this predominantly for the delightful dissonance and clash of the polychords.
  6. A Romp in the Park - just that! Score p.1
  7. Jolt Cola -- funky bass lick; sparkling, sprightly departure; 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. T'kiah Fanfare Play Arrow excerpt, orchestrated) from the Shofar Service, originally for Choir and Brass. Score p.1
  11. Afternoon Reverie -- a sublime, sonorous, relaxing piece. Listen to the excerpt of this piece with Tim Welvaars on chromatic harmonica! 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 One of the most powerful pieces for piano which I've written.
  3. Let the Good Times Roll Score p.1
  4. Going Home First place in the MTAC State Clomposition Competition, 2014. 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. Check out Kurt's website and other works = a phenomenal composer and performer! Score p.1

Book IV

  1. Approaching Avalon Score pp. 1-2, Coda Youtube performance by the composer A very effective piece recalling the mists and mystery of Avalon, and a triumphal, majestic entry into that fabled city.
  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... Exactly that: a piece developed from a recurring theme. The middle section pops out of nowhere, inspired by a polyrhythmic drum pattern. Score p.1
  7. Rocky - pull no punches! 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. Pat (pfte solo)
  8. Pat excerpt with Sigi Koch, trumpet, and Peter Taucher, electric guitar definitely evoking Pat Metheny, and inspired by his legendary piece "Travels".
  9. Himmelwärts (pfte solo)
  10. 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, Katharina and Alex, to whom it is dedicated. 4:34 medium difficulty, polychords, variety of textures
  11. Youtube performance by the composer, New year's Eve 2013 in Pacific Palisades
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Book VI

  1. Awaiting the Return, an Improvisation
  2. Bitterroot Fusion
  3. Dojmovi Skradin ("Impressions of Skradin, Croatia")
  4. Fantasia on "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
  5. Variations on "In dulci jubilo" — This is a lively arrangement of Good Christian Men, Rejoice! for piano solo, with a dozen fun and interesting variations.
    score excerpt / Full score / audio
  6. One Summer's Day
  7. Variations on "O Tannenbaum"

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Piano and Harmonica!

Book of 8 pieces; CD Reveries for Day and Night by the STONE HARMONY DUO Tim Welvaars, chromatic harmonica; Dwight Stone, pianoforte
  1. Afternoon Reverie, which I composed for Tim Welvaars in 2002 is a sublime, sonorous, relaxing piece. Listen to this sensitive excerpt of this piece with Tim Welvaars on chromatic harmonica!
  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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