Vienna Blues

“Vienna Blues”
written and performed by Reynold Philipsek
2011 copyright
zino-rephi music (BMI)

The Second Viennese school of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern has long been of interest to me.

The idea of composing a melody line comprised of all 12 notes without repeating any is a tough job.

I have written two pieces based on a 12 tone line and Vienna Blues is one of them.

My goal was to construct a piece using this inherently angular line in such a way as to “smooth out” the angularity and present something the average listener, who doesn’t care about how the thing is constructed, can enjoy.

Click here to listen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UckK-Lo6aJU

“Sweet On You”

“Sweet On You”
Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2013 copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

I have written two songs for my wife thus far. The first is an instrumental simply called “Mary.”

The second song is with vocal and is highlighted here.

Since the vast majority of my recordings have been instrumental and featuring guitar, there are a lot of people who have only come to know of me in recent years who are unaware of the fact that there are quite a lot of songs where I do sing. Most of my vocal stuff comes from before the year 2000, but this song appeared on the 2013 album “Simplicity” which had several vocal things on it.

I quote Jimi Hendrix from “The Wind Cries Mary” at the end of the guitar solo, which is fitting considering Mary is my wife’s name.

Check out the video on YouTube:

 

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