Music is often separated from the other arts, but that will not be the case here.  I have a few compositions I plan to record and would like to share and, since a dedicated site for them is unwarranted, they will appear in this music “gallery” in ART @ CHC.

I ask only that, if you care to listen, please avoid playing on laptop speakers.  Even earbuds are better!  Thanks.

Bucket of Steel   [Posted 2020.03.23, Length 4:07]

The first recording I’m sharing here is a composition I wrote sometime in the mid-1970s.  It was a staple of my home piano-playing sessions, and over time I developed a number of variations on the tune to forestall boredom.  I finally recorded the piano track on our Yamaha U1 upright in February 2016, for a future CD for my spouse.  In February 2020, I dusted off this track and added other digital instruments to the mix.   The analog and digital performances, the arrangement and the mix are all mine and the end result is not mistake-free.  It is, however, good enough for me and I have spent enough time on it — probably a month.

I once wrote a few lyrics for this song but never really developed them.

BUCKET OF STEEL © 2020 Craig H Collins

10 responses to “Music”

  1. Judi says:

    I enjoyed that very much! I plan to listen again and try to identify exactly what I liked and try to be more specific but we are walking a dog this am and must be off. It’s wonderful you still play as so many adults abandon their musical hobbies. Stay well!

  2. Stephanie Velsmid says:

    Beautiful!!!!! Kaaren and I both think you are very talented!!!! We too are awaiting Sue’s 💿!!!!!!

    Sorry it took me so long to open your post!!
    Hunting for toilet paper to buy is taking up all my time!!!
    Just kidding 😜.

  3. Mary Ann Collins says:

    As I listened to you play, I not only enjoyed what I heard, but it brought back a memory of listening to you Dad play. For us he always played easy listening tunes from his younger days, and we always enjoyed it. Thanks to Sue for making your composition available to us.

  4. mary monefeldt says:

    Loved it! I sang along. First time that I have felt like singing in weeks. Thanks a million, Craig.
    Keep on playing and writing.
    Your friend and fan,

  5. Lynn Rubenson says:

    Beautiful! Uplifting and dramatic… complex but so pleasing and my imperfect ear didn’t hear any mistakes!

  6. Rob says:

    Really nice.

    • Craig says:

      Again, thank you all for visiting, listening and commenting. It’s nice to have friends.

  7. Gail says:

    I’m loving it! Keep composing!

  8. Bruce says:

    I’ve always liked the diverse sections and this is a really cool arrangement. Excellent dusting!

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