Quartet No 2 (180813)
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1 - Prelude

Quartet No 2

1 - Prelude

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2 - Unsteady Ground

Quartet No 2

2 - Unsteady Ground

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3 - Meditation on Sonnet XVIII

Quartet No 2

3 - Meditation on Sonnet XVIII

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4 - Tarantella

Quartet No 2

4 - Tarantella

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A most interesting quartet. There are some quite difficult parts but the hard work will be worth while.
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Circus Suite (180814)
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An interesting little quartet - suitable for and has proved very popular with u3a Read more ...

Circus Suite



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An interesting little quartet - suitable for and has proved very popular with u3a groups.

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Quartet No 1 (180815)
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My first published Read more ...
1 - Intrada

Quartet No 1

1 - Intrada

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2 - Lament

Quartet No 1

2 - Lament

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3 - Hoe Down

Quartet No 1

3 - Hoe Down

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4 - Wiegenlied

Quartet No 1

4 - Wiegenlied

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My first published quartet
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Encyclopedia of Jazz Vol 1 (180901)
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Since the word "jazz" was coined it has been claimed by many styles of music. The idea behind this series is that I will visit these styles and so create an "encyclopedia" As Read more ...
1 - Banana Skin Rag     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Encyclopedia of Jazz Vol 1

1 - Banana Skin Rag

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
What could be better?
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friends together to play it !!!


2 - New Orleans     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Encyclopedia of Jazz Vol 1

2 - New Orleans

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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friends together to play it !!!


3 - Strood Blues     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Encyclopedia of Jazz Vol 1

3 - Strood Blues

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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4 - Hip Hop     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Encyclopedia of Jazz Vol 1

4 - Hip Hop

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
What could be better?
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friends together to play it !!!


Since the word "jazz" was coined it has been claimed by many styles of music. The idea behind this series is that I will visit these styles and so create an "encyclopedia" As with a real encyclopaedia the inclusion of an entry does not necessarily reflect the author's opinion. Forgive me for having included synthesised drums in the hip hop movement. As I was multi-tracking anyway I couldn’t resist. But please take this as an encouragement to do the same!

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Quartet No 5 (180902)
S, A, T, B

Again a set of five pieces about things that crossed my path in a two or three week period. Prelude    A rhythmically complicated little Read more ...
1 - Prelude     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Quartet No 5

1 - Prelude

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
What could be better?
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friends together to play it !!!


2 - Homage … Monsieur Legrande     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Quartet No 5

2 - Homage … Monsieur Legrande

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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3 - C2H2OH     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Quartet No 5

3 - C2H2OH

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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4 - Sarabande     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Quartet No 5

4 - Sarabande

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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5 - March of the Conspiritors     A multi-Track Recording by Stephen Watkins

Quartet No 5

5 - March of the Conspiritors

This is a multi-track recording by Stephen Watson.
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Again a set of five pieces about things that crossed my path in a two or three week period.

  1. Prelude    A rhythmically complicated little piece that manages to make reference to a melody that all of us over 60 may remember from 'wireless days'
  2. Homage à Monsieur LeGrande Michel Legrande is a truly great songwriter and composer. it is too easy to overlook real elegance and genius but the simplicity and charm of his style have always been favourites of mine
  3. C2H5OH This is meant to be a portrait of someone getting rather amiably drunk. it starts of rather tricky and gets in one or two places very very difficult. this is INTENTIONAL and is meant to sound, frankly, drunk. Do try your best to play what is written but if it comes out a little erratically, well that is the idea!
  4. Sarabande This sarabande acknowledges the baroque heritageof the recorder in its rhythms and form. Everyone gets a turn with the melody 
  5. March of the Conspirators     Although being a member of a political party I do not often reflect this in my music, other than I hope in its humanity. This little march was a musical sketch of a fairly recent political coup that did not work and was to my mind so inept that it was funny. For those who prefer to keep recent politics out of music think instead of the last man to enter the houses of parliament with honest intent. Guy Fawkes
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