When I left my day job in 2013, I invested in some recording studio equipment and have subsequently recorded a number of songs over the years. My daughter asked me if I was saving them anywhere. They are in various places on several PCs and on several hard drives, but nowhere that anyone can easily find them. I decided to put them on this web site where they could easily be accessed. For the most part, I've played the instruments and layered on vocal parts track by track. Over the years, I've accumulated many musical instruments including saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, trumpets, flugelhorn, trombone, and even a euphoniuim. I also have a variety of guitars, both electric, acoustic, 12-string and bass. In addition, I also recently acquired a Roland AE10 Aerophone, which plays like a saxophone, but can sound like 128 different instruments. I've been able to use all of my instruments on the songs listed below. Some of the songs are better than others, but I put them out there anyway. To listen, simply click on the song title. You may need to click the > button to get them started. As you can see, I've separated them by category: Beatles, Pop Rock, Standards, Country, and Special (includes Holiday Tunes).
(I arranged these for Brass Quatet/Quintet and played them on my aerophone)
* - Special
These are songs that I've recorded for special occasions including:
- The Hallelujah Chorus that I arranged for Saxophone choir. After a bathroom remodel, I liked the acoustics, so I used it as a natural echo chamber.
- Eleanor Rigby arranged for Saxophone choir. Also done in "echo chamber".
- Air on the G-String for soprano sax. I think I did this for a wedding.
- And the Glory of the Lord from Handel's Messiah arranged for Saxophone choir. I recorded this to play in church a few years ago. After recording, I muted one track and played it live.
- Piper to the End - I saw Mark Knophler do this live last fall ay the Philly Met. It has obvious Celtic influences, including Bagpipes. My Aerophone has a Bagpipe setting, so I thought it would be fun to do.
- Galway Bay - I did this in a St. Patrick's Day Concert with my friends in String Theory Band. It's been covered by numerous artists including Bing Crosby and Johnny Cash.
- 2 Tunes by Irish Composer Turlough O'Carolan: O'Carolan's Concerto and Ode to Whiskey
- Hornpipe (Wagner) - I think I did this for a wedding.
- In The Sweet Bye and Bye - I 've done this several times in Church and at several funerals. The harmonies are a tribute to the Jordanaires
- I recorded a song for each of my grandkid's birthdays:
- For my grandson Ryan's 5th birthday, I got him a Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle guitar. It’s a real instrument . I wrote an original song and played his guitar on it. If you listen closely, you'll hear the "Hero On A Half Shell" motif.
- When granddaughter Emma turned 5, I recorded an original song for her. You'll hear Beatles, Beach Boys, and Four Season influences.
- For granddaughter Audrey's Birthday, I adapted Disney's Roll Up The Map by the Neverland Pirates. I changed the lyrics, included a piccolo part, and included our Labrador Retrievers, Charlie and Al, on vocals.
- Holiday Tunes Including:
- The Christmas Song (arrangement similar to Al Jareau's version)
- O Holy Night - Similar to Josh Groban Version (my wife Melisse's favorite)
- Holly Jolly Christmas sung with my grandkids.