Images An eclectic blend of New Age, Classical, jazz, easy listening. The best representation of Karl's musical tastes. Tracks include Bach 2 * 2 part inventions--fun transformations of the most favorite 2-part inventions for 2 pianos; Summertime--the old Gershwin favorite with a definitely jazzy twist; Sammy Fain's "Secret Love" as an incredibly lush piano solo; plus several original compositions, sure to engage the mind, and soothe the soul. Liberty! The Siege of the Alamo The telling of the story of the Alamo, focusing not on the battle itself, but rather the humanity of the people involvedtheir motives, their origins, their families. Theatre goers have been moved to descriptions as Unbelievable! The best telling of the story Ive ever seen, the score is so lush, Im delighted to see the return of a real orchestra sound in the theatre, and, as one patron simply put it, WOW!. (orchestrated by Karl Logue) Wake Up To a New America Pearce Middle School Choir, conducted by Chris Castro, presents their first CD project ever! WIth their eye on the 2000 election, this hearty group of kids gives everyone something to think about. A Brainchild of Don Kirkpatrick, author of the 1960's jazz hit "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", all of the songs are the lyrics of Don, and much of the music as well. You'll also hear LogueRhythm artist, Richard Austin on the "Where Do the Homeless Go at Christmas" track.
Nosferatu, The Vampire The vampire in the F. W. Marnau classic silent film, Nosferatu, is brought to the musical stage in a poignant, yet dark, tale. Mr. Taylor gives the vampire back his humanity and brings to light the dichotomy of the charactera monster, and yet human. This is the story of a man who had begun his adult life as a scientist and philosopher with a noble background, who has at last found what he had been searching for in his youth but had long since abandoned discoveringone pure and simple equation that would unlock all the secrets of existence.
Wuthering Heights The concept album of Bernard Taylor's "Wuthering Heights" was released by Silva Screen records in 1992, and opera star Lesley Garrett also used two of the songs for one of her best-selling solo albums. Taylor's musical was the first stage adaptation of the story to be given the approval of the Bronte Society. Performances in Europe and Australia have been very successful.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austens story of the Bennet family, centered on the relationship between the proud aristocrat Fitzwilliam Darcy and the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is one of the most enduringly popular novels of all time and has had a far-reaching influence on all romantic fiction right up to the present day.
Success a modern backstage comedy with a Faustian twist and a cynical view of showbiz. A departure for Mr. Taylor, this show features a Latin-themed score.
Much Ado Bernard J Taylor's musical version of "Much Ado" was inspired by Kenneth Branagh's film. It also succeeds in capturing the mood of the period courtesy of a medieval English feel amongst the diverse musical influences.
The Millennium Suite a symphonic work to mark the end of the present millennium and the start of the new. It is divided into five sections - "The Birth of Chivalry" (marking the emergence from the "Dark Ages" and the Crusades); "The Age of Oppression" (representing the period that saw the Spanish Inquisition, the persecution of Galileo and the suppression of enquiry); "The Enlightenment" (representing the Renaissance period) and "The Road To Democracy" (taking us into the modern era). The fifth movement, "The Triumph of Democracy", is an optimistic representation of post-war developments.