Category Archives: Melodies Linger On

Appreciation of some great works (of music) that have particular personal resonance

TRIPLE SOFIE AWARD NOMINEE

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” receives three SOFIE Award nominations from The Short Film Awards At 37 minutes, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” falls within the 40 minute maximum length for short films as established by major film … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg and the 3rd Happy Song for Dark Times

I just learned that Diana Rigg passed. Rest in Peace, Diana Rigg. Diana Rigg was probably my first childhood celebrity crush. I likely first loved Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins the way tots love their nannies, but I had my … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS DANCERCISING

  Boogieing Away the COVID 19 Blues New York City’s gyms were shut down four days after Broadway and one day after the schools.  Six days later the whole state would be ordered to shelter at home.  There was to … Continue reading

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PRAGUE BEST ACTOR?

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO RECEIVING THIS AWARD   I received this email Sunday: Dear DANNY ASHKENASI, Congratulations! We are happy to announce that your film “THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE“ was a WINNER in our Quarterly Festival’s latest edition in the following … Continue reading

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Pierre Cardin at the Brooklyn Museum

  The Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is coming to a close today.  I went last Thursday, and found my shutterbug instincts whipped up until my cellphone needed recharging. Here are some of the images that … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS CIRCLE HOLIDAY MARKET & Yuletide Music Quiz

  A Photo Stroll around New York City’s biggest Holiday Market, plus a little Yuletide Music Quiz*.   *answers tucked in the tags at the bottom of this post   Yuletide Song Quiz 1: What is the name of the … Continue reading

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GOODBYE SPICER

  Well, one long national nightmare is finally over…   It’s been too long.  He should not have been invited onto the show in the first place, because it was likely from the beginning and now has been painfully born … Continue reading

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Sunset in the Trailer Park

Just a little amuse bouche of photo and music quiz in between larger courses of Two-fisted Touristing   Ed and I stayed a few days in an airbnb 20 miles south of the Grand Canyon (major photo blog post to … Continue reading

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VALLEY OF FIRE

  East of Las Vegas. West of Lake Mead. North of the Hoover Dam. A Day in Valley of Fire State Park.     We start our tour of the Valley of Fire in and amongst the Beehives, wonderfully fabulous … Continue reading

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SKY MUSIC PUZZLE

  Some views out the window on our flight home from Wisconsin will accompany this music quiz (as ever the answers are tucked within the tags below).     Sky Music Query #1: Who sings this song called “Big Sky”? … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love Our Japanese Red Maple In The Sunshine

  Includes the “Red” music quiz All answers, as ever here at Notes from a Composer, are tucked inside the tags below.       Red Music Query #1: We all remember Prince’s  “Purple Rain”.  Which pop/rock legend sings “Red … Continue reading

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TIGER LILIES MUSIC QUIZ

  Lily Song Query 1: Who is the classic Hollywood star here singing about Lily Marlene? (As ever with these quizzes, the answers can be found tucked in the tags below)     Tiger Song Query 1: Name the boxing movie that … Continue reading

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WE WILL SURVIVE – again and again

A Pride Month Special Look at “I Will Survive” and Some of its Many Covers with particular ruminations on what we will survive, or not     The Original – Gloria Gaynor   If one were to choose one song … Continue reading

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BACKYARD BEAUTIES’ Flower Music Quiz

  Time for another Notes from a Composer music quiz!  Today’s theme: Flowers!   Flower Music Query #1: We’ll start easy.  You’ve heard this classical piece before.  Maybe even know it’s called the Flower Duet.  Do you know the name … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Choir Presents Love & Life with the Beatles

  A fainting spell nearly derailed the whole concert.  But it was still a rousing success.   When I plan choir concerts for elementary student performers, I hope to choose songs that will appeal to the age group but also … Continue reading

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OOO! LOOK AT THE LIGHT!

Pics with a Touch of Light plus a complimentary light-hearted music quiz   Light Music Query #1: Which musical features this dance into the light? (as ever, the answers are tucked into the tabs below)   Above, my gym’s basement … Continue reading

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