IAN'S ORIGINAL TUNES

Sheet Music

Since I started composing my own tunes this year, I've been looking for ways to share them.  If any other musicians want to try playing them, I've posted some here for download - sheet music with chords.  

THE NORTH WOODS

February 2020, D Major

The North Woods is a reference to Journey's End Farm, in Sterling, Pennsylvania.  One of my favorite places on Earth.

WILFORD'S WALTZ

March 2020, D Major

Wilford is a cat whom my wife and I fostered for two months in early 2020.  He was ultimately adopted, after going viral online. 

LOUGHCREW CAIRNS

July 2020, E minor

The Loughcrew Cairns are beautiful, evocative ancient burial mounds in County Meath, Ireland.

THE BORDER ABBEYS

July 2020, D Major

A collection of beautiful ruins in Southern Scotland, near the border with England.

LOCHBUIE

July 2020, G Major

An isolated standing stone circle on the island of Mull, in Scotland.

CORA

July 2020, C Major

Cora is a small town in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.  The views of the mountains are amazing.

DORA'S WALTZ

January 2020, G Major

This was my first attempt at songwriting.  Dora is our cat, whom we adopted as a kitten in 2010 after she was rescued from a storm drain in Boston.

ONE STEP AT A TIME

March 2020, D Major

I wrote this while we were fostering a newborn kitten whose hind legs weren't properly developed, and he needed help learning to walk.  

POKEY'S LAMENT

March 2020, E minor

Pokey is Dora's adopted brother, an 8-year-old cat who has a guilt-trip face when he's disappointed in me that is a perfect fit for a minor key lament.

THE CLOSED DOOR

March 2020, A minor

Another minor-key tune.  Nothing causes sorrow in our feline family members like a closed door.  They never want to feel left out.

OCTOBER WALTZ

October 2020, D minor

I haven't come up with a title I like yet, but I like this tune.  My most recent composition.