Featured  Instrumentals

These songs and previous instrumentals featured on this page can now be found by clicking on INSTRUMENTALS 

 

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TIME AFTER TIME
THAT'S ALL
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE

"TIME AFTER TIME" is a jazz standard with lyrics written by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne in 1946.

It was introduced by Frank Sinatra (and subsequently by Kathryn Grayson) in the film It Happened in Brooklyn.

This was arranged on Yamaha Tyros 5-76 and mixed on Logic Pro X using Dreamy Ballad plus eight tracks

SA2 Trumpet

Grand Piano

Allegro Strings

Live Strings

Butter String

Big Band Trumpet / Golden Trumpet / Silver Trumpet

2 further string tracks

Jazz Flute

6th July 2017

"THAT'S ALL" is a 1952 song written by Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes. It has been covered by many jazz and blues artists. The first recording, by Nat King Cole in 1953, achieved some popularity but was not among that year's top 20 songs. It was Bobby Darin’s version in his 1959 album That's All that introduced the song to a wider audience.

The song is part of the Great American Songbook, and Alec Wilder included it in his book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900–1950, even though it was composed two years after that period. Wilder gave two reasons for making this exception:  “it is one of the last free-flowing, native, and natural melodies in the grand pop style”;  “it went through no initial hit phase but became an immediate standard”.

Arranged and played on Clavinova 709 with multi tracking added from Tyros 5-76 to incorporate

CFX Grand, Breathy Sax, Romance Clarinet, Big Band Trumpet, Trombone, Allegro Strings and Concert Grand mixed on Logic Pro X -

 

This is a brand new re-working of the first arrangement.

17th January 2017

"WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND"

 

This is my instrumental version of Whistle Down the Wind using two styles - Broadway Ballad and Ethereal Movie as well as unaccompanied piano, multitracked using Logic Pro X.

There are ten tracks using
Concert Grand Piano
Orchestral Strings,
Movie Strings,
Concert Strings
Warm Horn,
Live Strings,
Butter Strings
Orchestral Flute,
Orchestral Oboe
Orchestral Harp.

I have just tried to interpret this as a romantic orchestration and some time ago, I was asked whether I would sing this and then I found a beautiful backing track arranged by an musician in Argentina who gave me permission to use this and was subsequently recorded as one of the tracks on my new album Moments of Romance.

Whistle Down the Wind is a musical with music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who also co-wrote its book with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards, and its lyrics were written by Jim Steinman. It is based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind, whose source novel of the same name was written by Mary Hayley Bell in 1959.

The musical premièred in 1996 at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., and a concept album was released the same year. It was revived in the West End in 1998 and has been revived since then several times and toured extensively.

18th July 2016

"EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE "  is a song with lyrics and music by Cole Porter and published by Chappell & Company. It was introduced by Nan Wynn in 1944 in Billy Rose's musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song has since become a jazz standard after gaining popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Many artists have replaced the apostrophe in "ev'ry" with an "e".

The lyrics celebrate how very happy the singer is when in the company of their beloved, but suffering equally whenever they separate. Describing it by analogy as a musical "change from major to minor", Porter begins with an A♭ major chord and ends with an A♭ minor one, matching the mood of the music to the words.

This is arranged over 13 tracks on Logic Pro X to include

Concert Grand

Orchestral Flute

Orchestral Oboe

Symphony Horns

Slow Strings

Real Tremolo

Concert Strings

Allegro Strings

Butter Strings

Real Violas

21st January 2017

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