It is here.
After years of struggling in and out of Metal bands, I took a new route in the Summer of 2012. I decided to learn orchestration and really hammer down on Classical composition.
The two books I hit the hardest were Walter Piston’s Orchestration and Hector Berlioz’s Treatise on Instrumentation (updated by Richard Strauss). Then of course, I studied scores of scores, from Beethoven to Wagner.
Here are the results. You’ll hear five songs, fully orchestrated. Yes, two of them are straight up dance songs. That’s because I have two beautiful models that also double in real life as two of my closest friends and confidants. So I wrote a song for each of them. And two, I wrote for my dear wife who has endured a lot of changes over the years, and helped me raise an already successful son. And one for my friend Joe who said that I need to focus more on my Classical composition (rather than my run of the mill Metal).
Yes, I can take a hint. My Metal bands over the years struggled. But nobody can take away the fact that playing in bands got me to master the guitar and get decent on the piano.
So here you go. Five songs, guaranteed to be some of the best music you’ll hear this year:
Princess for the Night
Lizzie’s Opium Waltz
I’m in Love
Make Me a New Heart
One More Serenade
You have the option of downloading the zip file or downloading each file individually. Whichever you choose, play them loud!
What listeners have said
Lizzy’s Opium Waltz
“When I feel out of words, this song inspires me.”
One More Serenade
“Perfect to hear while reading, it keeps me focused.”
-Tiago, author of the Seglife saga
Roman, this is art. Lizzy’s Opium Waltz makes me want to paint all the things.
Proud of you. Absolutely brilliant.
-CakeInACrisis (from Twitter)