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Musings, ramblings, rants, etc.

  • A piece for baritone ukulele writen by Choan Gálvez in an unashamedly Romantic style and aesthetic. Dedicated to and performed by Donald Bousted.
  • The Cheerless Walk (28/Mar/2021)
    Trouble, anxiety and sadness are emotions that can be put into music and expressed through the ukulele.
  • In recent times I’ve written ukulele pieces that I’ve dedicated to, written for, or offered to ukulele players that I admire and have been gently premiered by them. Here is a growing list of such works.
  • For Crispr (a Goodbye) (7/Mar/2021)
    A serious ukulele piece, slow, sad, and beautiful that I wrote in mourn for one of the family pets.
  • A. P. Drove Me to Tears (22/Feb/2021)
    A wonderful 'adagio' composed by Choan Gálvez for ukulele with scordatura. Performance by Giovanni Albini.
  • Waltz for Alira (16/Feb/2021)
    A jazz-waltz lullaby for solo ukulele, written and performed by Choan Gálvez
  • Add my fondness for waltzes, my passion for the guitar music from the 19th century, my tendency to use unexpected dissonances, sit by a fountain, and you'll get just this.
  • Тоска (Toska) (3/Feb/2021)
    A piece in which I take the classical tremolo guitar technique to the ukulele. Performed here by Donald Bousted.
  • A look back at 2020 (31/Dec/2020)
    What did I do, musically, along 2020? No live presentations, but I've written a lot of original music for ukulele, I've made some good friends and recorded many videos.
  • Speak Low (15/Nov/2020)
    A Kurt Weill's tune that has reached the status of jazz standard.