Author Archives: laima1

Steffen Schleiermacher–Sound and Colour

Inspired by the visual arts, these are very interesting pieces for sax quartet or flute, piano & percussion trio. Play or sample! Advertisements

Alan Hovhaness–Suite for Band

A mix of works for wind ensemble or solo flute, and percussion, ranging from quiet to marching.

Gregory Wanamaker–Light and Shadows, Waves and Time

Interesting mix of winds, duet or ensemble with elements of jazz, modern. Play!

Frederic Hand–Samatureya

Contemporary guitar-based  pieces, some with flute and/or guitar duo. Play most!

For Lenny–Lara Downes and Friends

A tribute to the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, with pieces by the composer and others composed for him, varying from bluegrass, classical, jazz, etc.

Snapshots–Trumpet Pieces

Anthony Plog performs works by Hovhaness, Bozza, Reynolds and others in an exploration of modern trumpet duets (trumpet, piano, organ, voice). Varying styles. Play!

James Romig–STILL

As the title suggests, this solo piano work (almost an hour in length) explores slowly, repetitive harmony with changes in rhythm. The liner notes indicate it can be analyzed as a mix of minimalism and twelve tone language. Sample.


Interesting mix of western and Asian instruments, some with layered tracks, others less complex. Play!

L’Heure Exquise–French Piano Music

Post-Impressionistic piano pieces by Poulenc, Francaix and others. Play!

Federico Albanese–By the Deep

Ambient, minimal piano with electronics, occasional  other instruments. Nice!

Sara Feigin–Piano Works

Interesting solo piano pieces, abstract and lyrical or strident. Play!

Joaquin Homs–Music for Guitar and Guitar Duo

Both modern and contemporary, abstract pieces. Lovely!

Guitar Music of Mexico

Very nice, contemporary pieces by Mexican composers of varying ages. Play!

Thomas Stronen–Time Is A Blind Guide

Classical and jazz/avant-garde–ambient, flowing strings, drum and piano. Nice!

American Canvas

Classical and avant-like pieces for flute, cello + piano, some with voice. Play most!

Michael Winter–Lower Limit

Works for guitars + other strings with micro tunings, minimalist sound, following algorithms. Sample.

Feico Solo

Pianist Feico Deutekom performs ambient/minimalist works by a variety of composers: Glass, Adams, Sakamoto, Lang, among others.

Ney Rosauro–Brazilian Fantasy

Rythmic, contemporary, Brazilian works for marimba, vibraphone and other percussion. Play!

Debussy et Ses Amis

Lovely Impressionistic works for flute or transcribed, many well-known in the flute and classical repertoire by Debussy, Poulenc, Dukas and others.

Peter Garland–Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1)

These are slow, ambient, similar, restful pieces for gongs and tam-tam, as the subtitle suggests. Play!

Justin Rubin–Variations on Life and Loss

Contemporary works for piano, strings and/or voice. Piano pieces particularly nice!

Castillos de Viento

Contemporary works for flute + guitar ranging from staccato to very lyrical and abstract. Play!

John Luther Adams–Everything That Rises

One single piece for strings, ambient, building slowly over time. Sample!

Mark Applebaum–Speed Dating

Diverse pieces, voice or strings, and/or computers, interesting, with some political commentary.

Samir Odeh-Tamimi–Alif & Other Pieces

Very abstract works for bass horns, strings, piano or ensemble, with silences, odd sounds or droning tones. Play or sample most!