Caribbean Caper is a light hearted party piece with steel drums, a strong rhythm section, and backed by brass and saxes. Definitely in the Island mode ... with a choice of upbeat party mix or a slower more relaxed mix.
A Cool Breeze has a relaxed jazzy feel, probably a throwback to my penchant for the cool West Coast school of jazz, with a tinge of latin thrown in for good measure. Definitely for postprandial lazing under palm trees or after dinner slow dancing.
Both pieces were originally written as part of my ongoing commission delivery (see below) but subsequently replaced by other material ... and are now available for your listening pleasure in th "News Playlist" opposite.
Both the full score and instrument and vocal parts are now available from the store.
It's not unusual for me to write a piece and then finish the score after the fact. Such was the case with the Variations. However, at long last I have completed both the score and the parts for this piece.
You can view them here.
I had originally planned to work on the score of Trilogy and to "responsify" my website, but events overtook those plans as I moved house, and then some time later received a commission to write music for a friend's new website. As a result I spent most of the year moving and then writing music for hypnosis and relaxation.
I'm going to be working on making this web site "responsive", for ease of use on hand-held devices ... then I'll start thinking about new compositions and doing the score for Trilogy,.