Monthly Archives: July 2016

BRAZIL – The Big Brazil August Adventure is about to Recommence!

BRAZIL Four years ago Ed and I spent a fantastic August touring Brazil.  This month we do it again.  Which means Notes from a Composer is going to go all out on a Brazil themed Two-Fisted Touristing series all month … Continue reading

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Subway Motion Animation

Look at the video below.  This sight thrills me every time I am on a Brooklyn subway train heading towards the Manhattan bridge.  I think of it as Subway Motion Animation:       The video clip above was taken … Continue reading

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The Many Voices of Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon passed yesterday.  She had a long, accomplished career as a classically trained singer on the concert and theater stage, but she is most famous for her leading contributions to some of the most famous musicals of Hollywood’s golden … Continue reading

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NEW YORK NEW YORK in Pieces (of Song and Puzzle)

Let’s celebrate New York, New York in pieces!  Musical pieces!  Jigsaw puzzle pieces! The first song must be New York, New York of course! What, you thought It’d be Old Blue Eyes’ New York New York?  No worries, I won’t … Continue reading

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Take a Cool Musical Journey through the Spree Forest Canals during these Dog Days of Summer

Last July I posted a four part series on the Spreewald, or Spree Forest (one, two, three, four), the fabulous “rural Venice” an hour south of Berlin, Germany.  The series included an elaborate photo tour of the region, and music … Continue reading

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Ian Mckellen’s richly detailed and historically edifying “It Got Better” video

We’ve come a long way. @IanMckellen tells his @It_Got_Better storyhttps://t.co/7XBpAsvHGW — L Studio (@LStudio) July 18, 2016   Pretty cool video, an inspiring must see. And not that it really matters, but Sir Ian and I share the same birthday, … Continue reading

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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI – a mini musical adaptation

  I recently created the TWAIN page, where you can read about stories and listen to musical excerpts from my Mark Twain musical comedy beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN.  Below I will reproduce a complete scene from the musical, the mini-adaptation … Continue reading

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The 23rd Evocation for Viola and Piano on the Occasion of Edward’s 57th Birthday.

  Today that handsome fellow pictured above, who also just happens to be my sainted husband, Edward Elder, turns 57.  And, as has become tradition in our 23 years plus together, one of the birthday presents he receives from me … Continue reading

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SINGING HAMILTON IN CARS

Celebrities, Politicos, Soccer-Moms and Babies gettin’ their Alexander on! Exploring the intermittently sublime sub-sub-sub genre of singing along to Hamilton while riding in a car!   Above is the famous Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke starring James Corden and Lin-Manuel … Continue reading

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Introducing the MARK TWAIN MUSICAL Page

  It’s been a while since I’ve built a new permanent page on Notes from a Composer.  See the black banner border above?  Where you can access the following pages, or skip to the following content: Home Bio Credits & … Continue reading

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