You Raise Me Up
Rolf LÝvland
wma
mid

This song is very special to me - I made the arrangement for Laura's and my wedding. We walked up the isle together to the wonderful harmonies of my brother, Alan, and his partner, Lindsay. It was, to date, the most beautiful experience of my life.

Why Worry
Dire Straits
wma
mid

A lovely song, I arranged this for my beautiful wife-to-be at the time. It has so many special memories for me, I cannot begin to recount them.

The midi was arranged to suit the Roland keyboard, and I'm afraid its fullness is not realised on any lesser equipment. So please enjoy the recording of it.

A Progressive Medley
Of Traditional Carols
Mick O'Neill
wma
mid

This was a major experiment for me, which worked, but which I never plan to re-attempt. It became my Christmas CD for 2003, and the idea was to make a medley of traditional Christmas carols, and put them all together with a progressive rock feel. I was extremely happy with the result. Some of the carols can be plainly heard, while at other times, you just get a feel for them being there.

The files for this are quite large, as the piece of music runs for almost 30 minutes. Due to the amount of simultaneous instruments in some of the high points, the midi file may not play quite right on some synths.

Crusader
Chris De Burgh
wma
mid

I have been a fan of Chris De Burgh for many years. The first Chris De Burgh song I arranged was Dont Pay The Ferryman, and it got picked up by Chris's Website. They asked me if I could do more, and this was one of the last ones I did of his.

The battle movement in the middle was really tricky. The music does not include it, so it is a total ad-lib. It does not sound like Chris's version at all, but I think it give quite a good feel of a medieval battle.

Telegraph Road
Dire Straits
wma
mid

In my humble opinion, this song has got to be one of the greatest guitar pieces in existence, performed by a master. When a friend suggested I attempt an arrangement of it, I was excited by the idea. Over 12 months later, I was finally able to play it for him.

This is easily the most difficult piece of music I have ever tried to interpret. I had the basic piano/vocal sheet, as well as Mark Knopfler's guitar tabs, and his description of guitar styles to help me, without which, I think I'd still be working on it. The midi itself has had to do some tricky control work to get the slides working, and some synths possibly won't handle them. It also has arge multi-timbral sections, which other synths won't handle. In fact, to record it on my Roland, I had to record three separate tracks, and then mix those audios.

Friday On My Mind
The Easybeats
wma
mid

A good Aussie rock & roll song from 1964. Arranged for, and recorded on my Roland EM15, this is one I got just right.

Black Velvet
Alannah Myles
wma
mid
This song, I cheated a little bit. I was looking for the music, and found 2 midis online that sounded almost, but not quite, right. So I grabbed much of what sounded good from them, modified it significantly so it sounded more what I was looking for, then added the rest myself. I would give credit to the original arrangers, but I'm afraid I don't know who they were.
I Need A Lover
John Cougar-Mellencamp
mid I arranged this song for a performing duo from Newcastle, who asked me for it. It was arranged for the Roland (as their equipment was Roland), and so it doesn't sound too rough on the Window's Soft-synth. This is the full extended version, running for 5:30. I had a balltwisting the basic riff around for the intro.
Nights In White Satin
Moody Blues
wma
mid

A lovely song, to which I have added lots of appregios, crescendos, and short phrases, just to project the deepness of emmotion that the song raises in me.