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DooWahDiddy 11-05-2014 06:18 PM

Original solo piano CD
 
Hi guys! As you (probably) don't know, I make my living as a music director/pianist in the world of NYC theatre. I play for musicals, auditions, that sort of thing. But I recently dipped my toe in the water of composing my own material, and I'm proud to say that my CD, Light of a New Day, is now available! It's all original stuff, solo piano; no vocals, no strings, nothing else. Just melodic piano pieces that work as both background music and (hopefully) something to intently sit and listen to.

If you'd like to take a listen, you'll find samples on iTunes. You can, of course, download the mp3s there as well.

If you like the samples and prefer a physical CD to be shipped to you, you can do that at CDBaby.

And finally, if you play piano yourself, you'll find the sheet music for sale (as well as the mp3s, if you'd rather download them from me directly) at my own personal website, www.brandonsturiale.com, in the Store section.

Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you enjoy my music!

BoBettie 11-07-2014 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by DooWahDiddy (Post 17877140)
Hi guys! As you (probably) don't know, I make my living as a music director/pianist in the world of NYC theatre. I play for musicals, auditions, that sort of thing. But I recently dipped my toe in the water of composing my own material, and I'm proud to say that my CD, Light of a New Day, is now available! It's all original stuff, solo piano; no vocals, no strings, nothing else. Just melodic piano pieces that work as both background music and (hopefully) something to intently sit and listen to.

If you'd like to take a listen, you'll find samples on iTunes. You can, of course, download the mp3s there as well.

If you like the samples and prefer a physical CD to be shipped to you, you can do that at CDBaby.

And finally, if you play piano yourself, you'll find the sheet music for sale (as well as the mp3s, if you'd rather download them from me directly) at my own personal website, www.brandonsturiale.com, in the Store section.

Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you enjoy my music!

May I just say that I own this (actually I've owned it twice because I lost my first copy and bought it again) and it's an absolutely enchanting, beautiful collection of music. You can feel confident buying it that it's very well done and enjoyable, a great present for a music lover.

WordMan 12-22-2014 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BoBettie (Post 17883583)
May I just say that I own this (actually I've owned it twice because I lost my first copy and bought it again) and it's an absolutely enchanting, beautiful collection of music. You can feel confident buying it that it's very well done and enjoyable, a great present for a music lover.

That's hilarious; Brandon/DooWahDiddy have been offline discussing the Stuck CD kerfuffle. I got a copy and loaded it into my car - and it was somehow stuck to the point of my needing to get my warranty-covered radio swapped out. Silliness. I got a second copy, too ;)

Really good stuff - I applaud your playing! As I said to you - really lyrical. I enjoy how you use your melodic line and phrasing to occupy the vocal space in the song. Earthshine stands our particularly. Great job.

DooWahDiddy 12-22-2014 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by WordMan (Post 17996573)
That's hilarious; Brandon/DooWahDiddy have been offline discussing the Stuck CD kerfuffle. I got a copy and loaded it into my car - and it was somehow stuck to the point of my needing to get my warranty-covered radio swapped out. Silliness. I got a second copy, too ;)

Maybe it should be clarified that it wasn't the actual CD that caused it to get stuck in the car radio, which might put a damper on future sales! :)

On the other hand, maybe I've hit upon a brilliant new marketing strategy; sell a CD, say a curse or two before CD Baby ships it out, then wait as the same person has to order another copy! ;)

Ha, thanks for your support, guys!

Misnomer 12-23-2014 01:32 PM

Just downloaded the MP3s (no stuck CDs!) from CDBaby: new age isn't my bag, but solo piano can be and this definitely is. Nice work. :cool:

DooWahDiddy 12-23-2014 02:59 PM

Thanks so much! I know; if I'm being honest, I hate the term "New Age", too. I feel like my music falls into that category by default, though, because it isn't quite classical but it's definitely not jazz, either. "Solo Piano" is enough of a descriptor for me, but CD Baby (and other websites) require a broader description of the genre. So into the potpourri it goes!

ETA: If you guys want to follow me on Facebook, I'll be starting a musical web series soon, as well as announcing upcoming concert dates and releasing a video for one of my songs. Exciting stuff!

Misnomer 12-23-2014 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by DooWahDiddy (Post 18000334)
"Solo Piano" is enough of a descriptor for me, but CD Baby (and other websites) require a broader description of the genre. So into the potpourri it goes!

I get that: I fronted a band in the late '90s that played a mix of covers and originals, and I always hated having to categorize our music. I usually wound up picking "rock/folk" and hoping that worked. I've been a jazz singer for the past five years and it's much easier now. :D

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ETA: If you guys want to follow me on Facebook, I'll be starting a musical web series soon, as well as announcing upcoming concert dates and releasing a video for one of my songs. Exciting stuff!
Done. (Which means if you look at who "liked" your page right about now you'll know my name: if you're feeling so inclined, do a search on my name and "music" to see my artist page. :))

DooWahDiddy 12-23-2014 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Misnomer (Post 18000386)
Done. (Which means if you look at who "liked" your page right about now you'll know my name: if you're feeling so inclined, do a search on my name and "music" to see my artist page. :))

Weird, Facebook isn't showing any new likes within the last hour or so. Maybe it'll pop up soon, and then I'll check out your page!

DooWahDiddy 12-23-2014 09:10 PM

I dug around the Googles a little bit and discovered that if people have their privacy settings a certain way, it won't show me their names even if they like my page. So if you'd like, PM me your name and I'll be happy to check out your music!

Misnomer 12-24-2014 10:22 AM

I wasn't aware of that setting! Did your number of "likes" increase, at least?

DooWahDiddy 12-28-2014 10:32 PM

Yes, Facebook straightened it all out, thanks!


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