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Written Music and Albums

The book 14 Preludes by Gregor Huebner

Beautiful original piano music for any intermediate player to sound great, written by Gregor Heubner

These 14 beautiful preludes written for piano are playable by an intermediately skilled pianist and can be improvised over with the provided chord changes. Players can add intros and outros as they like and are free to include their own ideas. 

Learn more about this music book…

"These lovely warm pieces will touch your heart and stimulate your musical brain at whatever level you find yourself in your own development of playing the piano..”  
Richie Beirach
Jazz pianist & educator

Coil-bound edition: $29.95

Digital downloadable edition: $19.95

Arrangements

Here are a number of arrangements available to you from my albums and those from others. From trombone quartets to octets that include rhythm sections to pre-recorded tracks, take a look and listen to this library of trombone music. Mouse over or tap the image to learn more, hear the piece, and purchase it. 

These two arrangements are from the CD Fratres.

These are two very different pieces of music. Devils & Angels is a contemporary piece played over a synthesized background and Bach’s Concerto is played over a string quartet and harpsichord. Both backing tracks are provided.

The album called Fratres

This is an arrangement for tenor (or alto) and bass trombone. It is a piece I wrote for Gerry Pagano and me to play at the 2018 International Trombone Festival. It is called Conversations With Myself

Trombone Quartet Arrangements

Mouse over or tap the image to learn more, hear the piece, and purchase it. 

Digital albums and CDs

Roads Less Traveled Digital Album

$14.95

Review from the International Trombone Journal

This CD is a fortunate intersection of musical growth, versatility, and technological magic. Both trombone performers have range, control, and an understanding of musical performance styles. There is never a lick that is chipped or overplayed. The recordings feature impressive overdubbing of multiple trombone parts with a minimum amount of complimenting tracks ranging from a walking bass line on Yardbird Suite, to a simple tambourine shake on The 

Dry Cleaner from Des Moines, with the most extra-trombone sounds of heavy percussion on Amazing Grace. There is plenty of tasty improvisation, and to call the ensemble playing “tight” would be an understatement. The blend of Lake’s multi-track alto trombone with its slightly brighter timbre, and Pagano’s big, always well-centered bass trombone tone, is a rare musical delight. 

The Electrik Project Digital Album

$14.95

Review from the International Trombone Journal

At an undisclosed, highly secretive, and closely guarded location somewhere in the depths of Arizona there exists a meticulously assembled sonic laboratory of new and vintage equipment with one goal in mind.  That goal is world domination.  The world being targeted is that of the alto trombone, all styles and genres.  The genius behind the movement is one Michael Lake.

The latest effort to advance the mission is The Electrik Project. 

In an obvious effort to modify and expand musical concepts, the missives are not really tunes in the traditional sense, not to say they lack melodic content, but rather soundscapes that transcend music genres. This is done by using electronically generated sounds, sampled organic sounds and vocals, pulsating bass lines, colorful percussion, and both solo and layered alto trombone lead lines.  Acoustic trombone and vocals are recorded on superb microphones and recording software.

To trombonists and music enthusiasts, you are now sufficiently forewarned. You are should proceed quickly to:  http://www.musicsavvy.com.  Here you will be educated through video and audio regarding the humble genius, Michael Lake; his creativity, use of technology, sound design, and flawless alto trombone performance.

Fratres CD

$14.95

Review from the International Trombone Journal

[Recorded by Douglas Yeo (bass trombone), Gerry Pagano (bass trombone), and Michael Lake (alto trombone).] “Fratres” (Brothers) is a composition by the Estonian composer Arvo Part exemplifying his tintinnabuli style of composition. 

It is three-part music, written in 1977, without fixed instrumentation and has been described as a ‘mesmerizing set of variations on a six-bar theme, combining frantic activity and sublime stillness that encapsulates Part’s observation that the instant and eternity are struggling within us. 

Michael Lake’s alto trombone becomes the voce superius of the three-part texture in this fascinating performance enhanced by low frequency insertions between variations with a drone in the background throughout. The effect is indeed “mesmerizing.” 

Music from the Renaissance style period and Baroque masters G. P. Telemann and J. S. Bach are splendidly represented. The J. S. Bach piece, Concerto for Two Violins even has a lovely string ensemble accompaniment. It is amazing what can
be done these days with a computer
and high end software in the hands of a technically skilled and creative musician. Speaking of which, Lake’s original work Devils and Angels is an adroitly crafted piece with tastefully incorporated electronically generated sounds complimenting the two bass trombones.

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Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180 bpm
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm

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