Tag Archives: Music

Won’t back down

Musicam novam præsento. Feeling some slight post-election petulance, I took a stab at Tom Petty’s defiant classic.

“La Providence”

Last month, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Madrigals performed the premiere of this splendid piece, written for the College by Sydney & Gabriel Guillaume, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception before taking it on the road to several performances in France. Here’s a recording of the premiere; the soloist was Cathleen Flynn ’13, and the conductor […]

Dark Side of the Moon

Musicam novam præsento. I recorded Pink Floyd’s Breathe; this is my second bite at the Dark Side of the Moon apple, having recorded Any Color You Like back in 2008 as a tribute to the late Rick Wright. You can hear both back-to-back on Youtube here.

In the Black

Musicam novam præsento. Heather Ackroyd and I both loved this Marian Call song, and after we enjoyed playing it at the 2011 Southern Indiana Browncoat Bash, the thought of recording it occurred. But how to arrange it? Marian’s original is a near-perfect minimalist arrangement, and as I played around with ideas, I came to realize […]

The Roads Go Down

Musicam novam præsento. I thought it would be nice to record a version of this Johnny Coppin song, which I often sing in tribute to my friend Ian Brain, who died in 1998. I hadn’t recorded a lead vocal before, and my voice is meager and pitchy, so this was really a leap, but I […]