Goin’ Home

      This piece is adapted from the Largo movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, his last symphony.  It was written while he was teaching in the United States. His student, William Arms Fisher, adapted the main theme and added the words in 1922.  It is one of the most recorded pieces of[…]

Surprise Symphony

  Haydn enjoyed using musical jokes in his compositions, and this piece is one of the best examples.  The symphony actually has four movements.  This popular piece is the 2nd movement.  It was composed during his first trip to England in 1791 and debuted in London in 1792. To make the most of the “surprise”, play very[…]

Game of Thrones Theme

The famous instrumental piece from the Game of Thrones (GoT) TV show  was composed by Ramin Djawadi. The theme can be heard on the opening titles of the show. Because flutes and vocals were used in other popular fantasy shows, Ramin was asked not to use them. Ramin took his inspiration for the  theme from[…]

London Bridge is Falling Down

‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ (also known as ‘London Bridge’ or ‘My Fair Lady’) is undoubtedly one of the most famous children’s songs in the world, dating back to England of the seventeenth century, and some claim even to the Middle Ages.

Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson, a music producer, recorded this song for his fourth studio album. Ronson features Bruno Mars for the vocal part. The two worked together on Mars’ songs: “Gorilla”, “Locked out of Heaven” and “Moonshine”. The song was a big success and was number one on several charts, such as ‘Billboard 100′ and the ‘UK[…]

Shake it Off

This Taylor Swift dance-pop song is from her fifth album, ‘1989’ released in 2014.