Here are some original songs, in a number of different musical genres. 

You can find my jazz music on the discography page and theater music and choir/orchestral/chamber music on their

respective pages.

pop/rock

jazz vocals

The song "Blue Horse Opus" won first place in the jazz category in the 2007 International Composer's

Guild Composition Contest. It features San Francisco Bay area vocalist Joyce Pricco. 

country and western

WORLD

0.99
Add To Cart

Irish/Celtic

audio Block
Double-click here to upload or link to a .mp3. Learn more.

art songs

These two pieces are taken from a song-cyle commission I received

some time ago, asking me to put music to some of Tagore's poetry--a wonderful undertaking.

latin

This is a song written about an elderly Italian gentleman I encountered on a gig not too long ago. It's a true story, based on what I observed that afternoon.

Children's

This song, "Reny the rat", won the first place prize at the 2008 International Composer's Guild Composition Contest

in the "children's song" category. 

electronica

Here are a few pieces (of many) I have composed in the electronic music genre.

Symphony #1, 2nd mvmt.

 

 

 

Novelty / Humor

audio Block
Double-click here to upload or link to a .mp3. Learn more.

This song is from a show never completed called "Sorebutt Mountain". 

covers

Here are a few unique arrangements of some old classics.

product Block
This is an example product. Double-click here to search for one of your own products to display. Learn more.
150.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

This is my arrangement of the beautiful Leonard Cohen song.

This is my arrangement of the old Gershwin classic "It ain't necessarily so" from Porgy and Bess.

This is a live recording of Bach Musica with the John Mackay trio at Trinity Church in Auckland.

sacred

All of the words for these songs are taken from the Work of the Spiritual Adept Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). This first piece is Adi Da's Universal World-Prayer and features three vocalists, Mel McMurrin, Megan Anderson and Katharine Deboer.

"When I Know the Truth" is taken from a poem by Adi Da Samraj, included in a collection of His poetry entitled 'Crazy Da Must Sing, Inclined to His Weaker Side'.

 

"Beloved I Am Here" features a five voice choir, recorded live at the island of Naitauba in Fiji.

This is the last minute or so of a live recording of a piece entitled "Eleutherios", a Greek word meaning, essentially, "freedom". Adi Da Samraj entitled one of His books, "Eleutherios", describing the ultimate Freedom or Enlightenment.