Less off the beaten track than the (also recent) Repenting (at least for me), Desert Crossing is a more classical piece with soundtrack overtones. See if you can imagine yourself crossing the desert on a camel. Or something different.
And it’s that time of the decade again – Peter has gone electronic in his music. At least, another attempt, one I prefer to my previous ones. It’s got a beat I can walk to, it’s got electronic sounds galore – many sins I have committed while composing this piece. Yes, the title is Repenting.
It’s really an accident, but here I am publishing what I find to be the most Tchaikovsky-inspired composition I have written so far… right in the middle of the Ukraine crisis. Wind Whispers is a mishmash of sorts, a blend of classical and contemporary, waltz and modern.
2013 is about to end, and it feels like I’m really getting back into music. Nineteen Times is the first in a long time to combine piano, bass, guitar and drums. A new sound, of sorts. I look forward to 2014!
Dandelion is my latest addition to my repertoire, a blend of tunes that were composed in the winter and just now that spring has arrived. Still many more in the pipeline, at least if I can finalise and record them!
I recently acquired a new Roland keyboard, to fit with my new flat. I love the sound – much better than the ?10?-year old keyboard I previously used.
It’s been the occasion for me to start composing again and to re-record some good “oldies” of mine.
Having been busy with work and the like, I haven’t been updating this website much. I have, however, been playing the piano a bit, and finally one of my many pending compositions has reached a stage that I consider “ready”.
This one is Ouest, a piano theme tune that has a steady pace to it.
Picture yourself all worn out by the evening; your child is in bed but he won’t go to sleep. Fear not, dear parents, for Peter will help you; his new song bears the name “Lullaby”.
[at least, let’s hope it works like one!]
Well, it was about time I added something to this website – I’ve been so busy at work that my free time has been limited to making a website that is work-related (I will unveil it to the world if I get permission from Loyens & Loeff – although it’s clearly my creation, it would go against the code of conduct to publish it without obtaining permission) and to weekends.
I have been working on what was meant to be a concerto-like orchestral piece, with a piano melody as centrepiece, but the music evolved away from the orchestral setting.
I therefore present to you Thumos, the latest creation of the Peter Craddock music factory.
In other news, I have finally taken the opportunity to put all of my music in Creative Commons. The current licence is “Creative Commons by-nc-nd“, which means that you are free to download/distribute/copy the music, subject to the following conditions (to quote the CC website):
Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Therefore, download away.