Michael's Music Room

My Original Compositions ~ My Arrangements ~ My Musical Instruments  ~ Mozart's Room

My Digital Audio Workstation ~ My Music Software

 

Some of my Original Compositions

These are clips of my work and not the full track.

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Music Track

MP3 File

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Hannah the Musical - Just What I Wanted
Hannah receives her birthday present of a locket.
(Live soloist with General MIDI orchestral accompaniment).
Duration: 1 minute 21 seconds.


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Hannah the Musical - Romance
Hannah finds love at first sight.
(Live soloist with General MIDI orchestral accompaniment).
Duration: 1 minute 16 seconds.


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Hannah the Musical - My New Dawn
Finale - Hannah sings of hope and of her future.
(Live soloist with General MIDI orchestral accompaniment).
Duration: 1 minute 41 seconds.


4.79 Mb

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Organ Celebration for St. Michael's Church
Composed for the Centenary Celebration of St. Michael's Church Swansea January 2006.
Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds.

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Footsteps Through Time
Composed for my marriage ceremony and blessing.
Duration: 1 minute 22 seconds.

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Gifts For The Country King
An original Country Christmas song with Music, Lyrics and Orchestration by myself.
Sung by Elizabeth Bahr.
This original song was first published on the Garritan Christmas CD Volume 7 2010

Some of my Musical Arrangements

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Handel Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) 1st Movement.
This performance prepared by Michael using the Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds.


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Handel Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) 2nd Movement.
This performance prepared by Michael using the Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds.


4.03 Mb

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O Come All Ye Faithful
My arrangement includes original dialogue written by myself. This arrangement was published on the Garritan Christmas CD Volume 4 2007


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Ding Dong Merrily On High
My arrangement includes original dialogue written by myself. This arrangement was published on the Garritan Christmas CD Volume 5 2008
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Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen (Echo Aria) from Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Organ Continuo realised by myself. This arrangement was published on the Garritan Christmas CD Volume 6 2009

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Selection of Hymns (Organ)
Popular during my time as Head Choir Boy during the 1950's. I recorded this using the organ of Garritan Personal Orchestra.


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My Musical Instruments

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Violin handmade in 1979 by a Welsh violin maker.
Knight overstrung upright piano.
Hohner Chromatica Gold 3-Octave Harmonica.

Suzuki Chromatix SCX48 3-Octave Harmonica.

Yamaha PSR 2100 Portatone.
M-Audio Keystation 61es MIDI Keyboard.

My Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
I built my own computer which has the following specifications.

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Power Supply Unit (PSU) Thermaltake Toughpower Quiet 120 mm horizontal fan, 600 Watts
Main Board: Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR
Central Processing Unit (CPU):

Intel Pentium 4 Quad, 3.0 Ghz.

Random Access Memory (RAM): Crucial  8 Gigabytes.
Hard Drive:

Samsung 1 TB.

Graphics Card

nVidia GT9500

Audio Card / MIDI Interface M-Audio Audiophile 192
Headphones: Shure SRH940
Headphone Amplifier: Creek OBH 21 Special Edition
Studio Monitor Speakers: KRK VXT8

Music and CD Authoring

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Operating System:

Microsoft Windows 7 64 Bit.
Ubuntu (Linux Distribution) Latest Version.

Sound Sample Libraries:

Garritan Personal Orchestra (GPO)
Garritan Jazz and Big Band (JABB)
Garritan Concert and Marching Bands (COMB)
Garritan World Instruments (GWI)

Notation Program: Finale 2012
Sequencer: Cakewalk Sonar Producer X2
Audio Wave Editing: GoldWave
Software Ambience and Reverb: Altiverb
Software Guitar Amplifiers: Samplitube 3
Samplitube Fender
Audio Wave Format Converter: Switch
CD Authoring:

Sony CD Architect Platinum Edition.

Software Music Player:

VLC Media player

 


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