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Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano

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.

• Print music available at Wehrli Publications Store, Amazon or Sheet Music Plus.
• Recordings available at Wehrli Publications, AmazoniTunes, Spotify, and others.
• Composer videos available on YouTube.

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

2021 CONCERTS WITH FOREVER ROD

July 31: Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, CA
Aug 14: Simi Valley Concerts in the Courtyard, Simi Valley, CA
Aug 28: Clayton Concerts in the Grove, Clayton, CA
Sept TBA: Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, Camarillo, CA
More dates to come.

2021 CONCERTS WITH DIAMOND IS FOREVER!

Stay tuned.

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