(Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek
copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI All Rights Reserved)

I have a certain fondness for this piece and play it often on gigs. When I play it with violinist Gary Schulte, it is especially good because he plays the melody so fluidly, and that isn’t easy. The harmonic “cycle” of the tune also appeals to me.

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Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek, copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

“Rococo” is a tune I perform often, both with my small groups and solo.

The title stems from the ornamentation-like nature of the melody.

The most successful pieces I have composed mostly have one thing in common and that is a certain “inevitability” about them. In other words, they seem to proceed in a flowing and logical way.

The best music just sort of happens.

I am often surprised myself at what comes out. It is like these things are brewing in the back of the mind or I am merely taking dictation from a source greater than myself. I have never been able to “design” my creativity. It just happens or it doesn’t. Lots of waiting is involved.