The first complete song I ever made sheet music for was called "Airborn". (I have since learned that this is not the proper spelling.) I went back and tidied the music up a bit, and now I present it to you in PDF form. In my mind, the piece has three sections which can be... Continue Reading →
"Hero" is a piece I composed about a - you guessed it - Hero. Sometimes I picture the hero as a Greek or Roman sword-weilding hero, and sometimes I picture the hero as a Link or a Frodo. Other times the hero is just a normal person, but no matter the definition, the story is... Continue Reading →
Antimetropia When my younger brother got glasses for the first time, I pitied him. The glasses looked so silly on his first-grade face, too big. They had zigzag, glow-in-the-dark lines along the sides and he thought they were cool. I didn’t. My freshman year of high school I worried that my eyes were slowly going... Continue Reading →
Here is the sheet music for a piano piece I composed called "Snow Sprites". It is moderately difficult, but not too hard. Click the link for the sheet music pdf link. Snow Sprites [PDF] Happy Winter! -M.M.
This is a piece that I improvised on the spot at the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa, Florida. I tried to capture the architecture and aura of place. I hope you enjoy it. The above picture is of the Plant Museum which is part of the University of Tampa, Florida today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9hcsEFn63Q -M.M.
The S.S. General Slocum was a passenger steamboat that caught fire and sank in the East River in New York. The disaster caused the largest loss of life in New York until the terrorist attacks of 9-11 nearly 100 years later. Inspired by the story of the S.S. General Slocum, composer Charles Ives wrote an... Continue Reading →