Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek, copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

“Rococo” is a tune I perform often, both with my small groups and solo.

The title stems from the ornamentation-like nature of the melody.

The most successful pieces I have composed mostly have one thing in common and that is a certain “inevitability” about them. In other words, they seem to proceed in a flowing and logical way.

The best music just sort of happens.

I am often surprised myself at what comes out. It is like these things are brewing in the back of the mind or I am merely taking dictation from a source greater than myself. I have never been able to “design” my creativity. It just happens or it doesn’t. Lots of waiting is involved.