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The composer offers recordings of his own carefully shaped MIDI performances via a PC, with the remarkably realistic sound of a full orchestra, choir and organ as required

Even when there are commercial recordings of live performances, these recordings will still remain definitive ones, in that they demonstrate the Composer's intentions (naturally barring the odd little detail errors that slipped through!), and will be a 'must' as a primer for prospective performers of the music. They are thus an important educational resource.

"...your MIDI realization techniques are superb. I have never heard PC realizations of works done so well (and in the course of my work I hear hundreds of MIDI tapes from composers.) As music director of the Invisible Philharmonic Orchestra, you do a fabulous job. What impresses me incredibly is that you have created all of these very major works without a notation package and just with a MIDI sequencer." -- Carson P. Cooman (Concert organizer, Composer, Pianist, Organist), Rochester, NY

Audio CDs of the complete 'opus number' Oeuvre

I present below the current list of my CDs of my music compositions. This runs to 10 CDs, covering all my major, 'opus number' compositions, both published and unpublished. These are commercially produced CDs with decent artwork (using my own photography), using the CreateSpace produce-on-demand service.

I also have an e-Store page for my much larger catalogue of recordings of natural soundscapes, including my prolific project entitled Wind Chimes in the Wild. They are the healthy alternative to listening to masses and masses of music. It is easy to actually harm oneself mentally, even if apparently only subtly and invisibly (because hardly anyone knows what to look out for), through listening to too much of even the 'healthiest' of music - my works being no exception. Any music really needs to be listened to reasonably sparingly. Then, not only would it be much less likely to have insidiously harmful effects, but also it would be enjoyed and appreciated so very much more.

Initially the production of commercial CDs of my music works appeared to be practicable only for my unpublished works, because my publisher holds the copyright on my published works. However, more recently I discussed this further with my publisher, who generously invited me to go ahead and issue all my published works on my own CD label here and ignore theoretical copyright issues between me and the publisher arising from my doing this - on the basis that it is all good publicity for the works anyway, and because these recordings are all of MIDI renditions, they would not sit comfortably on the publisher's own record label, i.e., among CDs of normal live performance recordings.


 

PGC-035

65'
4 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 1:
 Ascending - suite for MIDI sounds (including wind chimes, bird and whale sounds), in 4 movements.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-042

73'
5 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 2:
1. Golgotha to Rozabal (symphonic poem);
2. Symphony 6 (K2 - A Song of Striving and Adventure) - in 4 movements.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-043

62'
4 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 3:
1. Flapping Duck Fantasy (for choir & orchestra);
2. Symphony 2 (Idyll, Chorale and Dance) - in one movement;
3. The Beginning and Also the End (choral song);
4. Symphony 5 (Magritte Gallery) - in one movement.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-044

76'
4 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 4:
1. Fantasy Variations - From the Scottish Mountains
2. Ancient Dances of Life and Joy
3. Tears of Avalokiteshvara
4. Symphony 9 (Orb of Life and Death) - in one movement.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-135

69'
4 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 5:
1. Symphony 1 (Sagarmatha) - in 4 movements played without a break
2. Symphony 4 (Highland Wilderness) - in 3 movements.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-136

75'
6 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 6:
1. Mount Everest - Summit Bid
2. Symphony 3 (Dark Forest - Monument and Reflections) - in one movement
3. Clarity of a Mountain Sunrise
4. De Profundis Clamavi (A Cry from the World)
5. Music from the Mountain Waters
6. Symphony 8 (The Ferryman) - in one movement.
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-137

78'
4 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 7:
1. Sunrise on Ama Dablam
2. Et in Arcadia Ego
3. Symphony 10 (Journeys of Awakening, Joys and Sorrows) - in one movement
4. Symphony 7 (Ancient Cry for Freedom) - in one movement
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-138

74'
7 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 8:
1. The Seen and the Unseen, for alto & tenor saxophone and piano - in 4 movements
2. Nordic Wilderness Journey, for tenor & contrabass saxophone and piano - in three movements
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-139

79'
9 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 9:
The Great Wilderness, for organ, in 9 movements
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

PGC-140

70'
8 tracks
Philip Goddard Music Compositions, Vol. 10:
1. Tune in a Stained Glass Window, version for 4-part choir, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & organ pedal
2. Flapping Duck Song, version for male choir and synthesizer
3. Fallen Soldiers - In Memoriam Jehan Alain, for 3 trumpets and organ
4. Autumn Leaves and Spring Blossoms, for chamber ensemble (wind quintet & string quartet); version using cor anglais (actually preferred) rather than French horn.
5. Tune in a Stained Glass Window, version for solo organ
6. Sunshine and Showers, for orchestra (with small piano part)
7. Monument and Reflections, trio version, for flute, clarinet and piano
8. The Unknown, for organ and tuba
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$16 (approx. £10)
 

All the works are performed by the Invisible Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (or at least members thereof), or / and the large or small organ of the Invisible Cathedral -- in other words, by the Composer himself via his computer system and peripherals - though naturally not in real time. For the most part all these renditions have the expressiveness of actual live performances.