Melody for Evelyn

(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2009 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitar-ReynoldChromatic harmonica- Clint HooverBass- Matt SenjemPercussion- Michael BissonnetteRecording engineer-Stymie Seamans This is a song for my mother, Evelyn. My mother lived until the age of 92 which is a good score in the game of life if you ask me. My mother was very interested in music and it was her […]

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Morning Star

(Composed, arranged and orchestrated by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2023 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)All instruments played by Reynold exceptBass clarinet and alto flute by Allen L. AsmusRecorded by Stymie SeamansVideo production by Rene Erickson(Recorded September 20, 2023) I try to write something everyday. This practice is sort of like a meditation. But having written (and recorded) about 250 pieces, it’s hard

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(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1995 Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Guitars, vocals-ReynoldKeyboards, bass-Gregg InhoferDrums-Jon NiefeldRecording engineer-Stymie Seamans In 1995 I attempted to write a sort of “musical”. It was called “House of Curiosities.” As a musical play, it was not so great but some of the tracks from it are very nice. Especially this one. “Welcome” was obviously

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Odds and Ends

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 1995 copyright Zino-Rephi MusicBMI)Guitars, vocals- ReynoldDrums-JR HammondBass-Luke KramerCello-Ellen GibsonBrass-Zane SchaeferRecorded by-Stymie Seamans Fade in on another storyIt’s hard to place the place and timeA side street on a Saturday morningOff the beaten track you’ll find A world you never knew beforeYou window shop and take your timeLike destiny you’re led right to the

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20th Century Good-bye

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1997 Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Piano, vocals, guitar-ReynoldCello-Dianne TremaineFlute-Kristi KuhnsClarinet-Kevin StuevensPercussion-Gomez de RiquetViolin-Carolyn BoulayOboe- Marilee KlempHarp- Sunita StaneslowTrombone, cornet and euphonium-Zane SchaeferEngineer-Brandon Lenz In the late 1990’s I came up with this song idea and went to great lengths to record this song by bringing in many instrumentalists to play their part. Each

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Spanish Steps

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 2023 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)All instruments by Reynold exceptdrums and percussion by Jay EpsteinRecorded by Stymie Seamans In early October, 2023 the harmonic progression for this piece just sort of “arrived.” This is always a good sign. The matching melody came about quickly thereafter. I was thinking of the “Spanish Steps” in Rome

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