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Original Percussion Arrangements of Classics and Ragtime - Musical Fun for Charity

Original Instrumental Music - MP3 Recordings

I have made these MP3 recordings by producing new percussion based arrangements of classical and ragtime pieces that emphasize the counterpoint, bring fresh colours from new world instruments in exciting ways for you as MP3 music downloads. Many of our latest recordings feature a combination of a Balinese Gamelan Orchestra with a variety of Marimbas. This exciting combination works particularly well with our Ragtime music - much of which was originally put into the public domain as MIDI files by John Cowell. My Inspiration Inspired by Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wendy Carlos and Evelyn Glennie amongst others - our percussion arrangements belong to a Feel Good Electronica musical genre - more than old wine in new bottles - they are original recordings which repay active listening. For example our new recordings of Beethoven's 3rd and 5th Symphonies show how new world instrumentation can shed new light on even the greatest classical creations - bringing them to life in fresh and exciting ways whilst remaining true to the original spirit.

Quality

The digital recordings of these arrangements were compressed into MP3 files. They are sampled at 48k Hertz and encoded at 192k bits per second - slightly better than a CD. They are suitable for use with all your MP3 Players including iPods, iPads, iPhones and Android devices and can readily be added to your collection by means of the relevant software such as iTunes.  

Copyright

We retain the copyright for any public performance or commercial use of our recordings and the details are spelt out in our Commercial Page. But you can download them free of charge for your unrestricted personal use.

Donations

If you like the recordings  please make a donation to Rotary International's End Polio Now Fund.

Downloading Tips

This should be very simple but we provide some sugggestions if you hit any problems.

MP3 Players

We provide some tips on using our MP3 recordings on iTunes and hence iPod, iPhone and iPad.
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New Recordings

Yesterday we added ten new Chopin  recordings including the famous Revolutionary Etude and the Funeral March to this site. Today it is 19 pieces by Debussy including La Mer. The arrangements all use our established combination of Steel Drums and Marimbas supported by Gamelan, Harp, Ocarian and Vibraphone as appropriate. They provide a variety of new interpretations to some established favourites.