I’ve added a few new singles to Google Play. Visit my artist page to see them and listen.
In addition to iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and others that carry my various albums, Google Play has those albums and singles.
Let me know what you think of the singles as well as any of my recordings. What type/style of music would you like to hear me do?
As with all my recent recordings, I use the DAW known as Reaper to mix and produce them. Is there any interest in articles about Reaper here or new videos on YouTube?
A new MP3 file is available at the website. Titled Frozen Look this recording is somewhat ambient, definitely electronic and even a bit meditative.
The inspiration for this title was a handbell arrangement I made a number of years ago of a less familiar hymn. I took that, made minor changes to it, added some percussive elements and played the notes through various synthesizers. Some of those synths were part of the Native Instruments Komplete 8 package (eg. FM8, Absynth, Reaktor, etc)
Take a listen to it here:
Another album is available on Google Music.
Visit the new album
The new album is entitled Selections from JamesGilbertMusic, Volume 2
There is one free track and a couple that are only available at Google Music. The remainder of the tracks are all available in single form at our regular website. (Link to the website). The CD is a mix of various styles, including Classical, Novelty, Dance/Trance, Jazz and popular music.
- All Glory Laud And Honor
- James Gilbert Music Theme (free track, used in many YouTube videos)
- Leoni In Africa
- Brass & Percussion Piece (Google Music exclusive)
- Short Tease At The Fountain
- Blessed Assurance
- Soft And Hard
- Suspense Chase
- Sweet Feel
- Through The Forest Mist
- What Are Those Sounds In The Dark (Google Music exclusive)
- Shake The Duck’s Jaw
As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. And please spread the word.
Selections From JamesGilbertMusic, Volume 1
This new album is now available on Google Music. The individual tracks are also available at the website.
- Chord Flavors
- Going Around In Circles
- Dr. Jekyl
- Just Over There
- Just The Way It Is
- Missiles Of October
- Not Here
- Path To Nowhere
- Focused Unreality
- Run Away From The Island
- Skanner Demo (free track)
- The Cat
This album is a variety of ambient, electronic, 20/21st century cinematic and a few that don’t fit a category so neatly. Hope you enjoy it and we’d love to hear feedback about the album.
New Titles – December 2011
We’ve added three new titles to the website.
Shake The Duck’s Jaw
A Novelty, Humor recording. It is meant to be silly and funny. Elementary school-aged children seem to really like it. Artist: In The Loft Players
Short Tease At The Fountain
A peppy piece with a nice blending of acoustic and electronic instruments. Loosely (very loosely) based on a hymn tune. Artist: In The Loft Players
Soft And Hard
An MP3 recording. A moderate speed piece consisting of a synth lead with rhythm section. The composition was written by Martin Flanders, one of our staff artists. The recording was by the In The Loft Players.
In addition to the recording, there are three sheet-music versions available
We hope you enjoy these titles. We’d love to hear your comments about any of our music.
A quick post to let everyone know what’s new. A few new titles on the website, some new mp3 files and sheet music to one of those recordings. See this link for more information. A reminder, if you are a composer/arranger or a recording artist who would like another opportunity to sell your music, we are accepting submissions for publication. See the website for details.
See our other posts for the latest YouTube videos. I am soliciting suggestions for future videos. What would you like to see? Some categories I have in mind are: Music theory; Native Instruments Komplete 8; Reaper DAW; Sibelius 7; Slide shows with my original music as background music; All about scales; piano lesson related. What do you think?
In addition to the recordings and sheet music at the website, I play organ for and direct a choir at a local small church. See the 1611 KJV blog entry for more. That is keeping me busy with our involvement in the christmas music program that a number of churches put on for the community. It is little more than 5 or 6 churches getting together and singing some Christmas music for one another. I’ve heard some people say it is the greatest community music event they’ve heard (they don’t get out much) and even one person, a professional musician from the Netherlands comment that she had never imagined choirs could sound so bad. But, whether it’s the greatest thing since sliced toast or the worse things since ?, it and all the special music that goes into the Advent & Christmas keeps me busy and away from doing YouTube videos or getting new material on the website.
I welcome feedback as to what you’d like to see in the way of new sheet music, new recordings, YouTube videos, piano lessons, etc. Please leave a comment.
Some new mp3 instrumentals have been added to the music catalog at http://www.jamesgilbertmusic.com/catalog.php
The two new title are Leoni in Africa and Sweet Feel.
The first is a blending of African drums and Middle Eastern melodic instruments. A considerable portion of the music consists of a variety of African drums. The melody is added on top of the drums. There is no harmony to speak of besides what is implied in the melody. Take a listen.
The second is a jazzy/bluesy instrumental featuring the piano. It is a combo of bass, guitar, drums piano and solo piano. A catchy tune, it might even count as a pop/jazz crossover. Take a listen.
We’d love to know what you think of the music. Please leave us a comment.