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New Album Release

Starting March 1, 2021 my latest album will be available on streaming sites everywhere. Please leave comments and questions here in the comment section. I also have 13 other albums available on all digital music streaming sites (Scroll to the bottom for links to all the sites)

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New Album Released

Hymns – Plugged In I’ve been at it again. A new album is now available. It is title Hymns – Plugged In. A collection of traditional hymns set in contemporary styles using all electronic instruments. Available at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083TPXRBP as well as on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all digital music sources. Here is a demo […]

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New Free Music available

Free Music If you didn’t know it, my website has quite a few complete pieces available for download for free. There are also some free titles that would be of use to teachers or students, particularly as related to music theory. Unlike many free products out there, you don’t have to register, you don’t have […]

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General YouTube Videos

Kontakt Player Intro

In my latest YouTube video I am taking a quick look at Native Instrument’s Kontakt Player. This is a free product that comes with a respectable amount of instruments. It is ideal for anyone getting started with sampling or interested in getting into music technology. I made the video for some of my piano students […]

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Recent additions (Nov 2018)

Late October additions to catalog and Soundcloud Listen to my contribution to a collaborative effort with Spitfire Audio. (Alas it wasn’t selected as part of the song). I added 3 new sheet music titles to the sheet music catalog (https://jamesgilbertmusic.com/catalog.php) Two versions of the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. One for solo organ and one for […]

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Arranging Church Music Sibelius

New Choral music (and personal update)

New Choral Music I’ve released 2 new choral titles through my distributor Sheet Music Plus Direct. As with all my current arranging, I use Sibelius for the composing and layout. First, an unaccompanied setting of Are You Washed In The Blood for SATB choir. See more details here: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20804287 Secondly, an accompanied setting of Christ, […]

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Albums Arranging Reaper Recordings

Is Something Bad Coming (album notes)

Continuing with my series of liner notes for my album Sampler, we get to track number 8. This is a darker sounding track. It consists of 6 instruments and various effects. You can find all of my albums anywhere digital music is available. First up is the Bass, the Padaboom patch from the Substance library […]

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Exciting times (track notes)

Continuing my liner notes for my July 2018 album “Sampler” Track 7, Exciting Times, was my first experiment on doing something entirely from loops. Not audio loops, but MIDI loops. The entire track was produced from MIDI loops. I use to subscribe to a magazine that included a download link or a DVD that had […]

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Very Confused (album track notes)

To continue with my notes on the songs on my 11th album, Sampler, we get to the 6th track. That title is called Very Confused. The description of how I did it may be as equally confusing. As inspiration for and as a way to try different ways of composing, I took an existing piece, […]

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Albums Reaper Recordings

Beginning The Adventure (Album track review)

Sampler Beginning The Adventure (This is the first of a series of articles about the tracks in my new album Sampler) The album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon MP3 The first track is called Beginning The Adventure. As a side note, I have to say that coming up with titles for my music is […]

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Albums General

New Album

New Album It’s been nearly 3 years since I released an album so I thought it was about time to release a new one. This one is a sampler of various styles of music I compose, arrange or record. Some of it is available in sheet music from my website. Look for it June 1, […]

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Arranging Church Music Organ Music Website News

New Additions to the Catalog

New Additions The sheet music we have available is in a variety of styles for just about every imaginable combination of instruments. Some were written & used in church; some were written for teaching and educational settings; some are just fun to play and some would make great background music in a video. I’ve added […]

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Results of my contest entry

Did they even listen to my entry? So, a few posts ago I mentioned that Spitfire Audio was havingĀ  a contest that I had entered. The one and half minute video was provided by them. Contestants had to write music to fit the video. It didn’t matter what sound libraries we used, it was “the […]