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SUMMER'S UNFOLDING

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Created in 1998 originally a gift for a friend, Summer’s Unfolding has had many  lives as an orchestral work, a duet for horn and piano, and solo piano piece. It’s combination of austere simplicity, lyricism and rich harmonies make it expressive in a natural way.

KIANNA TAYLOR

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One of many soothing piano lullabies on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

OLE BLACK EYES

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As soon as I learned of the death of my friend and student, Otis, I went to the piano and wrote Ole Black Eyes — a name he used to refer to himself. In retrospect I was creating a lullaby capturing both his spirit and manner of playing the piano, as well as my grief.

 

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FMLR

Duration: 2’

Total Pages: 3

 (1984)

FMLR: A short, simple lyric piece from 1984, FMLR has an almost pop-like quality. It’s catchy hook helped it to be selected for a PBS fundraising campaign.

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OLE BLACK EYES

Duration: 3'30"
Total Pages: 4
(2002)

As soon as I learned of the death of my friend and student, Otis, I went to the piano and wrote Ole Black Eyes — a name he used to refer to himself. In retrospect I was creating a lullaby capturing both his spirit and manner of playing the piano, as well as my grief.

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SUMMER'S UNFOLDING

Duration: 3'
Total Pages: 3
(1998)

Created in 1998 originally a gift for a friend, Summer’s Unfolding has had many  lives as an orchestral work, a duet for horn and piano, and solo piano piece. It’s combination of austere simplicity, lyricism and rich harmonies make it expressive in a natural way.

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LULLABY: CLARA LOUISE

Duration: 3’30”
Total Pages: 3
(1997)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: JULIAN THOMAS

Duration: 3’
Total Pages: 3
(1999)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: KIANNA TAYLOR

Duration: 2'30"
Total Pages: 3
(1998)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: KIMBERLY ROSE

Duration: 2'
Total Pages: 3
(1995)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: A KISS GOODNIGHT

Duration: 1'30"
Total Pages: 2
(2000)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: NATHALIE

Duration: 2'30"
Total Pages: 3
(1996)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: NICHOLAS

Duration: 3'15"
Total Pages: 4
(1998)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: RYAN ARRIVES

Duration: 3'

Total Pages: 2

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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LULLABY: SARA ILYSSA

Duation: 2'
Total Pages: 3
(1997)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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 LULLABY: SUMMER LULLABY

Duration: 2'
Total Pages: 3
(1999)

The "lullaby" works were meant as soothing piano lullabies, and feature gentle cantabile melodies and warm harmonies. They are included on my All The World Is Sleeping album from 2000. The compositions featuring names as titles were created as gifts for friends’ newborn children.

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"Scott Hiltzik’s Summer’s Unfolding mines an attractive vein of gracious pastoralism…"

Boston Globe