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Man in the Moon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Feb 3. 3 Replies

Here is a piece I wrote inspired by the silent film, 'A Trip to the Moon' by Georges Méliès. It has an early 20th Century style piano and an overall nostalgic tone. Thank you for listening! …Continue

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Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Jan 25. 4 Replies

Thrilled to share my piano based score for the new documentary film, "A Hope for Hartly." A huge thank you to Eric Althoff, Matt M Russell and our amazing director David Kuznicki for creating such a…Continue

Tags: #soundtrack, #documentary

The Illuminated Palace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Jan 18. 8 Replies

Hello all,I am new to this forum and have really enjoyed all the posts I have read. Some wonderful music! I thought I would share this set of solo piano pieces I have written. There are 11 pieces…Continue

 

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Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Here is a link to the video with the music as underscore: Man in the Moon-video"
Feb 3
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Ha thanks so much."
Feb 3
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Transports us back to the good old days, but you have to be pretty old to go back that far.  A little Scot Joplin, tin pan alley and where's Al Jolson singing Mammy.  This is at the end of the movie when the villain is vanquished and…"
Feb 2
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Man in the Moon

Here is a piece I wrote inspired by the silent film, 'A Trip to the Moon' by Georges Méliès. It has an early 20th Century style piano and an overall nostalgic tone. Thank you for listening! https://soundcloud.com/emlaproductions/man-in-the-moonSee More
Feb 2
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"
"Thanks so much-so glad you like it! It is about the small town of Hartly, Delaware. Its citizens trying to band together despite threats to tear the town apart. Very moving film. Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/HopeForHartly/"
Jan 25
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to Brian Katona's discussion Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"
"It's beautiful pianomusic! I don't know what to add, very contemplative and at times evocative piece of music. Nice use of dynamics as well, although an increase of dynamics would suit the piece at the end (in my view). You should be proud…"
Jan 25
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"
"Thank you Bob, so glad you enjoyed the music!"
Jan 24
Bob Morabito replied to Brian Katona's discussion Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"
"Very well done and most enjoyable Brian--GREAT job! :) Thanks so much for sharing! Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Jan 24
Brian Katona posted a discussion

Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"

Thrilled to share my piano based score for the new documentary film, "A Hope for Hartly." A huge thank you to Eric Althoff, Matt M Russell and our amazing director David Kuznicki for creating such a beautiful film. Click here to listen! https://soundcloud.com/emlaproductions/hartly_theme-october-15-2016See More
Jan 24
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Princeton Girlchoir Concert at McCarter Theatre

January 22, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Princeton Girlchoir Winter Concert"United in Song"January, 22 2017McCarter Theatre6:00 p.m.Event InfoFeaturing the composition, "When I Hear Music" by Brian KatonaAudio RecordingSee More
Jan 22
Brian Katona replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Time Travel
"Very cool composition Olivér! Has a bit of a Danny Elfman flair to it! Look forward to hearing more of your work!"
Jan 18
Brian Katona replied to Per-Erik Rosqvist's discussion For four woodwinds no 1 - Dance of elves
"A really nice piece! Parts of it remind me a bit of Copland. Keep up the good work! My only comment would be once you finish the score add as many dynamic, tempi and articulation marks for the performer. I always overdue it, just to ensure the best…"
Jan 18
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion The Illuminated Palace
"Hi Mike, Thank you! Yeah, not a huge fan of temp tracks, although they can certainly help. I'll definitely put the rest of the recordings up. All the best, Brian"
Jan 18
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion The Illuminated Palace
"Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed the blues-I think that is the one that has been performed the most out of the set. All the best, Brian"
Jan 18
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion The Illuminated Palace
"Thanks so much Lawrence-so glad you enjoyed the pieces! Yes, hoping my publisher will get them ready at some point in the upcoming year. All the best, Brian"
Jan 18
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion The Illuminated Palace
"Thank you so much-so glad you enjoyed the pieces! I will try to upload the others from the set as they veer even further off the prescribed mark. "
Jan 18

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
PA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Brian Katona is a highly versatile composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor. Recent film/television credits: The Fall of New Rome (Documentary short), A Hope For Hartly (New Documentary), The Town That Disappeared Overnight (Two time Emmy Winner, Garden State Film Festival Winner), Biserici De Lemn Din Romania (SEEFest Nominee), I Throw Rocks (Maumee Film Festival Winner), Robbery of the Heart, My Spirited Sister. Theater credits: Jesse James: Dead or Alive, Haunted Hotel, Empress. Commercial recordings: The Voice of Christmas: “The Night Before Christmas,” A Christmas Journey: “I Wonder What I'll Get for Christmas.” Published concert music (Imagine Music): Anthem for the Patriots, Space Fantasy, Space Battle, An Irish Blessing. Honors and Awards: Society of Composers and Lyricists New York Mentor Program, BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Workshop, Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship Aspen Music Festival Film Score Workshop. Conductor: The Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra.
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