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James F. May II
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
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Creative High ~ May it last forever...


  • 1.
    I. Earth
  • 2.
    II - Air
  • 3.
    III. Fire
  • 4.
    IV - Water
  • 5.
    Minuet and Trio for Orchestra
  • 6.
    Hip-Hop Concertino No. 1
  • 7.
    3 Piano Impromptus, Op. 1
  • 8.
    Shut Up and Watch the Movie
  • 9.
    Sonata No. 2 in G-Major, I - Vivace
  • 10.
    Sonata No. 2 in G-Major, II - Menuetto and Trio
  • 11.
    Sonata No. 2 in G-Major, III - Allegro con fuoco
  • 12.
    A Moment of Clarity
  • 13.
    Show Off
  • 14.
    Nenia Evangelii
  • 15.
    It's Just Love
  • 16.
    Bite It
  • 17.
    Bite It, Part Two

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Hip-Hop, Pop, Experimental
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Kansas City, Missouri
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Classical music is at the heart of all the music I make but I love to combine it faithfully in any medium/genre of music I create. "Academia" is a near possibility and I'm excited to fill in the gaps to further my skills with writing great music.

I've never had a lesson in theory, orchestration, or piano and over the last few years I've written some ambitious works. I wrote my first symphony three years ago, the second the following year, and have numbers three and four on the way. For solo piano I've written two classical piano sonatas, and piano impromptu in three parts. The typical masters have always been an influence and I've been guilty of pastiche on occasion however I feel I do have my own voice and am able to produce great work without emulation.

I enjoy a lot of different styles of music but am put off by the air of the elite that some composers have had on this site. We make music for our enjoyment - our experiences are relative, criticism is fine, but snobbery is an ugly outfit to wear.

Attitude aside - check out my music, feedback.criticism are welcome as always and I'll do the same for you.

James F. May II's Blog

Symphony for the Four Elements

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 11:05am 1 Comment

After a long period of rest from music, I'm back with something almost entirely different from what I normally do.
This first movement of four is a symphony I wrote over the last 2 weeks geared towards professional spas during relaxing treatments. Facials, massages, or other services will be combines with these elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, in order to provide a more relaxing experience.
My partner is operations manager for the distribution company aspect of…

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I friend of mine posted this and I thought it might be an interested read for some:Synesthesia is a condition in which the real information of one sense is accompanied by a perception in another…Continue

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At 5:33pm on October 7, 2010, SEDstar said…
Sonata #2 in Gmaj I-Vivace is impressive... so is II and III.... this is seriously good stuff. I'm impressed!

I cant really comment on 4 thru 6, not my style of music, but thats just a taste thing.

your sonata #2 trilogy is very accomplished sounding, to me. (and no, thats not in "code", i actually love it)

---peace, mijo.
At 4:00pm on October 7, 2010, Adrian Allan said…
so you disappeared for a while and then came back, hello again !
At 3:50pm on October 7, 2010, SEDstar said…
Hm. if you could give me an example post where I am using this "code" you mention? I assume you mean to say that I try to APPEAR as if i am being complimentary, then you feel i am ACTUALLY ripping on it? (there goes that annoying capital words thing, sorry)

It is my style of posting everywhere to place emp[hasis on a word. If when speakign it, I would emphasize the word slightly, I will capitalize it. MOST people fault me for the constant "LMAO" and "lol" I pepper my posts liberally with. I am well known anywhere I go, for "essay length" posts, and telling a sizeable anecdote story.

Would it be in this "code" of mine if I just said "I like it?" when I like something? Perhaps i should start making mono-syllabic responses if it would make you happy... I DO aim to please. (and there i go with the darned capitals again, sorry)

PS - I was engeged with a back-and-forth with a guy on here, where I WAS adopting a smug, smartaleck tone... that was just a personal back and forth thing.

PPS - I would actually be interested where I am using this "code"... uhm, while we're talking about "pretention" and all... isn't it slightly pretentious for you to call yoursef "the second?"... normally, its "Jr."... its only after the Sr and the Jr that they start using roman numerals III?

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