Arthur Breur, Composer for Hire

Composer, Pianist, Entertainer, Educator

Piano Sheet Music: Arthur Breur – Jodi’s Theme

A piece written for a high school friend. It is also an homage to the compositional style of the John Williams themes of the 1970s and 1980s (particularly the use of 7ths in the chords and a secondary theme that starts with an upward whole step). Listen to this piano sheet music using MuseScore:

Piano Sheet Music: Arthur Breur – Romeo and Juliet Theme – Piano Solo

This is the piano solo version of the theme I composed as incidental music for a theatrical performance of Romeo and Juliet my senior year at Millikin University. The melody was inspired by the words “Romeo, oh, Romeo! Wherefore art thou “Romeo?” On this one, I intentionally used the major 6th opening interval from a number of John Williams’ love themes, and used chord progressions inspired by Stephen Foster. Listen.. Read More

Dance of the Monsters Under the Bed – Piano Solo

A piece I originally composed for piano and keyboard ensemble (to imitate a full orchestra and pipe organ). The piece was premiered at Millikin University at my Senior Piano Recital in 1990. It is an homage to movie score composers—including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Bernard Herrmann—as well as to the sound of the piano performances that would accompany silent movies.

Ragtime #1: Kiwi Rag

An upbeat 8-bar rag with lots of personality—and very fun to play! I composed this shortly after the Kiwi Theme. Listen to this piano sheet music using MuseScore:

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