ORIGINAL MUSIC

Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano (CD and Print)

Over the years, I have been writing expressive character pieces for solo piano. The Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano is a collection of “Neo-Romantic” works which resemble the short, evocative pieces of Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy, but possess elements of later styles such as new-age, jazz and avant-garde. The first prelude was composed shortly after the new millennium with the 15th and final prelude completed on October 8, 2013. The print music is available at the Wehrli Publications Store and Amazon.com. The recordings are available at the Wehrli Publications Store as well as AmazoniTunesCDBaby, Spotify, and others.  To hear the preludes, scroll down to “Hear the Book of Preludes CD!” HERE.

COMPOSITIONS

Jazz-Fusion Compositions

One of my favorite activities has been writing contemporary jazz-fusion works arranged for keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Thanks to the many years of exposure to such instruments, I was able to conceive, perform or program virtually every sound in these recordings. Seven excerpts are presented below. If you would like me to release the complete recordings, drop me a note and let me know. I may do it!

Music Collaborations

Studio City Lifestyle Magazine publisher Barry Wise is also a poet/songwriter who enjoys having his lyrics and melodies turned into musical tracks. One of my longest music collaborations has been with Barry, along with award-winning co-writer, Deedee O’Malley. I’ve taken their musical sketches from concept to completion. “I have known Barry Wehrli for years and love working with him” says Wise.

PERFORMANCES

2019 CONCERTS WITH FOREVER ROD

May 26: Fiesta Hermosa, Hermosa Beach, CA
July 21: Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, Camarillo, CA
July 27: Alva’s Showroom, San Pedro, CA
Aug 2: Heritage Square, Oxnard, CA
More dates to come!

Musical Tastes

Chopin, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Domenico Scarlatti, Handel, Liszt, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Van Halen, Rush, Genesis, Tom Petty, Queen, Foreigner, Toto, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Terry Trotter, Alan Broadbent, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Scott Henderson, Scott Joplin, Dr.John, Otis Spann, Pete Johnson, “Big Joe” Turner.

Barry Michael Wehrli performing - Wehrli Music Studio