Abana alathi fi ssama/Abana in Heaven is a beautiful piece of music by Laila Constantine. In this recording I am playing with my friend, Tsun-Hui Hung. She recorded her part in Hawaii and I recorded my part in Michigan and then combined the two performances. Here are the lyrics…
I am collaborating with a friend from grad school. I have been stuck at home for the last week because of the corona outbreak and it has been fun collaborating with her. Such a beautiful piece and I think she plays so beautifully.
This is the world premiere performance by the En Masse Orchestra led by Jim Bates at the Classical Mandolin Society’s national convention. The performance took place at the Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois on October 12, 2019.
I had a ton of fun at this conference. I enjoyed meeting people, doing workshops and working with the orchestra. The score/parts is available at my website http://robertlunn.com
The piece was inspired by a trip I made to the Smoky Mountains last June (2019). One day my son and I drove up into the mountains and it was amazing to me see how the landscape changed. At times, when the fog was heavy, it was very mysterious. At other times, when the sun was shinning it was very magnificent. I tried to covey those feelings in this piece. The instrumentation is: mandolin 1, mandolin 2, mandola, mandocello, classical guitar, and double bass.
I’ve been a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix since I was in middle school and Purple Haze is one of my favorite songs of his. I decided to finally arrange it for guitar and it wasn’t easy, especially the solo. How do you arrange the solo and still have fingers available to play harmony parts???
Leviathan is a piece I composed a few years ago. I started messing with techno beats in Cubase and started improvising to them. I would say that 90% of this came from one of those improvisations. Score/tab is free at my website.
I am finishing up another album and messing around with album cover ideas. None of these will work but here are a few…