A new piece for piano, called “I’m leaving you now.”

One morning I got the urge to make a new cello piece. So, I got out my cello, and began recording on my phone. “Callisto” was the result.

Callisto is a moon of Jupiter. The piece has three movements, each describing a characteristic of that moon.

The piece has musical inspiration from “The Planets” by Holst, particularly the “Jupiter” movement. Additionally, it takes inspiration from the musical scores to the game “Endless Space”, the movie “The Host”, and the “Star Wars” movies. Technique for writing for solo cello I learned from playing and listening to the Bach solo cello suites for years as a student.

This is the longest piece I have written for cello. If you like it, I suggest you check out my album of original cello music, “Wanderlest”, that has a half hour of shorter original compositions by me for solo cello.

Additionally, I have written out sheet music for “Callisto” in Finale; it’s a very rough version mostly for me to refer to for recording, but if you are interested, send me a message and I will send you a copy.

The recording was done in Garageband using my Blue Snowflake microphone. I may do a higher quality recording at a later date, especially if there is interest.

So, without further ado, here it is: “Callisto”


Jupiter's Moon Callisto

I. The Ridge

II. The Frost

III. The Impact

A new song about living in the past.


Verse 1:

Living out each day like it’s my last,

Trying to forget my sorry past,

As the time is moving oh so fast,

All while you’re still living in the past.


Verse 2:

Checking out before I’m checking in,

Trying to atone for my last sin,

Cause of all the trouble that I’m in,

Know that I will never let you win.



Doesn’t (didn’t) phase you {me} now, [not a bit]

Didn’t (doesn’t) phase you {me} then, [perhaps it should have]

Don’t you wonder how, [And why]

It happens again.


() : switch with previous each time chorus repeats

{}: switch with previous each time chorus comes back (including repeat)

[]: 2nd voice on chorus

Starring: Murphy the cat

Camera work by Kanga

Animal training by my wonderful sister

A few days ago, we had bacon. The day after that, we had bacon again. Someone said something about yesterday’s bacon. I said that would be a good title for a song. So I wrote a song titled “Yesterday’s Bacon.”