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The National Anthem (USA) for Advanced Band (MP3, 1.2Mb, 1' 16", country/political) by Jim Taylor
The National Anthem (USA) for Intermediate Band (MP3, 1.2Mb, 1' 17", country/political) by Jim Taylor
The National Anthem (USA) for Beginning Band (MP3, 1.3Mb, 1' 27", country/political) by James K. Taylor
Ducks Redux (MIDI, 79.6kb, 1' 39", animal/pop) by Daniel Rowe
Ducks in a Row (MIDI, 105.2kb, 0' 59", animal) by Daniel Rowe
Bug On A Windshield (MIDI, 68.7kb, 1' 20", folk/bluegrass) by Daniel Rowe
The Dangerous Platypus (MIDI, 1.5kb, 0' 59", animal) by Daniel Rowe
Muutama risu (MP3, 2.2Mb, 1' 33", avantgarde/synthpop) by Patrick May
Phantom Peninsula (MIDI, 3.4kb, 1' 33", alien/acid) by Daniel Rowe
Three Sacred Songs for String Orchestra (MP3, 21.8Mb, 9' 30", hymn/symphonicpoem) by Jim Taylor
Sequestered Nightmares After Midnight (MIDI, 33.3kb, ' 48", scrawny/darkcore) by Daniel Rowe
Rakastan (MIDI version) (MIDI, 41.8kb, 1' 32", silly/crazy) by Patrick May

1837 pieces posted since November 2006, by: James Taylor (605); Daniel Rowe (357); Jerzy Kulik (274); Ricardo Frantz (172); Azer Mantessa (123); Patrick May (111); Keith Bramich (71); Michael Fonos (38); Keith Theodosiou (13); Denis Desbiens (10) ... more ...

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FROM THE MIDI DIARY ARCHIVES:
27th August 2004 - Jig - - copyright © 2004 Ricardo Frantz (lovizol at terra DOT com dot br), all rights reserved. From Seis Fugas em forma de Suite ('Concertos Lovizol 22'), dedicated to Djwal Khul (12 k, 93 sec)
August 28th 2001 - A Reflection - by Jim Taylor. Copyright © 2001 James K Taylor, all rights reserved. (13 k, 116 sec)
August 28th 1998 - Design 6 - Yet another variation on Design - - Copyright © 1998 Keith Bramich. Original Design theme © 1998 Dan Rowe. Here's a further reminder that you're more than welcome to send in your own pieces based on the original theme or based on any of the variations such as this one. (6 k, 34 sec)
(From 19 November 1997 until 18 November 2006 we featured one new original MIDI file each day - there are well over 3000 of these, and we'll feature some different ones each day. These are all smallish MIDI files, and suitable for downloading quickly via dial-up connections.)


LATEST COMMENT:

AMAZING GRACE arrangement (posted by Jim Taylor, 20 Jun 2016, 03:02)

Hello fellow Cadenzians. I would like for you to do an arrangement of AMAZING GRACE in any style, key, or instrumentation. I just sent in number 50 of my horn quartets and it is AMAZING GRACE. Maybe your church uses different chords, or you can come up with something really new. When you hear my version, the first time through (after the intro) is pretty much right out of the hymn book. It is said that the melody to this this folk song was created using just the black keys on the piano. I am looking forward to your music.

Desktops Not Extinct Yet! (posted by Daniel Rowe, 6 May 2016, 23:53)

Like Jerzy and Patrick, I still use a desktop computer. My favorite version of Cakewalk (a sequencer program) is incompatible with my newer computer, so I use a HP Pavilion, at least 15 years old, for music-making. Kudos to HP for building a machine so reliable.

I started out on the Commodore 64, which had one cool feature: ring modulation and hard-sync sounds. You could actually make your own sci-fi sounds, like ray guns, quite easily. The Amiga came a little later, which Jerzy had.

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