Category Archives: Music

Here are my own compositions, as well as my versions of other peoples’ music.

To You, Who Soar on Eagle’s Wing – original Song for my wife


Original YT playout date: 13 April 2009
Duration: 1:29

To my wife, who is like an angel in human form, I wrote the present song (words and melody) in 2002 in Moscow.

I wasn’t able to play it very well, and I am still not very good at performing it – maybe some musicians out there can help me do a proper rendering of this composition? There are two verses here, but the whole poem was four verses long, and I cannot remember all of it. The chords given below are what they should be – the piano here is obviously not in that key, even before I chipmunked it!

1. To (C)you, who (G)soar on (a)eagle’s (e)wing

A(a)bove all (C)other (e)women,

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C)sing

My (a)heart with (G)love a-(e)brimmin'(E)

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C7)sing

My (F)heart with (G7)love a-(C)brimmin'(G)

2. The mountain lake and forest fringe

Are fair enough to view

But far beyond their beauty’s range

I hold the look of you

I cannot recall the third verse, which related to the sound and scent of her, but the fourth verse logically follows:

4. Because my senses you full fill

Good sense it seems to make

That I should love and love you still

And never you forsake.

And that’s exactly what I’ve done!
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This may be crap but at least it’s MY crap…


Original YT playout date: 10 March 2009
Duration: 4:05

… well, mine and Antonin Dvorak’s. But with the current spate of warningless Warner warbler warrings against “”their”” music appearing in films, this is about all I dare to upload these days! So, grit your teeth and, em, “”enjoy”” my variations on a theme from Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Eat this, WMG!
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Poland (original composition)


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Original YT playout date: 22 February 2009
Duration: 4:50

An original song written by me (words and music) in 2002, while not living in Poland. Since then I moved back, and so I don’t think of singing this song of missing Poland so much, as obviously I’m here. This is a call home to all the emigres with their qualifications doing work which is punching well below their strength in countries they think are richer. I’d remind you of the words of Denver, where he talks about a man who “said he’d be a poor man, if he never saw an eagle fly”.

Lyrics:

I am singing this song
For the place where I long
to be. That’s Poland

Life is wonderful there
In the sweet forest air
That’s free, in Poland.

In the valleys of Wisla and Bug,
Nature’s beauty wherever you look.
There is plenty and peace
In this new land of ease
For me, in Poland.

Here are the chords:

C
a
eG
C
a
d G7
a e
d G G7
d C
a
e G C
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Caro Mio Ben


Original YT playout date: 13 February 2009
Duration: 4:15

“This is the second of two comedy double bills kicking off YouCam created personas Lucjan O Poworocki and Bernie Mansfield.

Let me know if you want more of these guys in the future.”
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Non Te Scordar Di Me


Original YT playout date: 12 February 2009
Duration: 3:22

“This is the a premiere for two new characters which emerged as I was mucking around with a program called Cyberlink YouCam – Lucjan O Poworocki and then a Yorkshire comedian whom I shall probably dub Bernie Mansfield, or something like that.

I have no idea whether people will like this or not. I’ve done two of these for now: this and another similar one. Have to see how it goes from there. Anyone else would have done two separate films instead of a double bill in order to double the hits, but I’m a fool to myself, sometimes, I really am…”
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Huliganov’s Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn for St David’s Day


Original YT playout date: 12 February 2009
Duration: 7:06

What is this? I am negative!
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Huliganov’s “Evergreen’


Original YT playout date: 7 February 2009
Duration: 5:36

Huliganov takes the old Barbra Streisand piece about the evergreen tree and knocks a few needles off it just for fun.
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Sophie plays her variations on a theme by ABBA


Original YT playout date: 25 January 2009
Duration: 10:59

I don’t really teach my kid music, it’s enough to allow her to teach herself! Anyway, that’s how I learnt.
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Morning Musical Muckaround


Original YT playout date: 17 January 2009
Duration: 27:38

“A fairly typical weekend morning in our house, with me not managing to get out of my pyjamas before being comandeered for an impromptu singing of kiddie karaoke without the words to hand.

Still, it’s all fun. Hope you enjoy.”
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Tasty Classics December 2008


Original YT playout date: 12 January 2009
Duration: 1:00:50

“In the company of Richard Berkeley and the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna in the Bristol Hotel, Warsaw, on 4th December 2008.

The sponsors of the event included http://www.grupastrategia.com , your one-stop shop for professional services (audit, accounting, tax, legal, real estate, business systems) for foreign investors in Poland in five different Polish cities, also http://www.dobrewina.pl , and others. See them all on http://www.fnok.pl . Reuters and Arup were major contributors to this event, both those companies taking a full table for their guests.

These events are unforgettable cultural moments in the expatriate life of this city. If you have never been and would like to, then let me know and I will put you in contact with the right person.”
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All I ask of you


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 4:50

Yes, it’s another musical muckaround with Sophie, as we deconstruct the song “All I ask of you”, Llord “Scruffy” Webber’s remake of the song “I don’t talk to strangers”. Yes I know it’s not the Phantom but Raoul that sings it in the thing, but frankly I don’t care! Enjoy.
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Maid in Denver (or “You fill up my Minibar”)


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 3:28

I snatched a few moments back in the Grosvenor House hotel to do some of the singing I usually don’t get the privacy to do, and this turned out to be no exception! As least she didn’t start joining in, although that would have been a laugh. What she may have thought of the “let me lay down beside you” just as she was making the bed I have no idea, but I didn’t plan it!
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