Arthur Breur, Composer for Hire

Composer, Pianist, Entertainer, Educator

Ragtime #2: Solace

A ragtime homage to Scott Joplin’s “Solace – A Mexican Serenade” composed between 1993 and 2009 by Arthur Breur. The piece was composed in reverse order: the final section (D) was composed first, in the early 1990s. About 15 years later I decided the piece needed to be finished, and started working backwards, trying to give each new section its own unique, memorable personality. The third section (C) was composed.. Read More

Ragtime #2: George Takei Rag – “Made Easy” Arrangement

Happy 76th birthday, George Takei! (“Made Easy” arrangement available.) This piece is composed off the letters of George Takei’s name (just continuing the additional letters of the alphabet up the scale after A-G), and from patterns created by other words and names from George’s life. (I’ve marked out where the notes are derived directly from his name in the first melody.) Section by section: The first section is composed off.. Read More