Robert F. Graboyes | Music
I began piano in 1959, guitar a year or so later, and French horn in 1967. I began writing music in 1962 and entered my first young composers’ competition that year. (A judge in that contest suggested that my teacher stop trying to make me conform.) Music earned me my pocket-change throughout college and graduate school. My genres include pop, Latin, Brazilian, jazz, classical, Tin Pan Alley, British Invasion, country, and folk. My 20th Century pantheon of composers includes George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart/Oscar Hammerstein II, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Paul Simon. To those, I’d add a group of the best country composers—Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton. (I don’t include my performances of their music here for copyright reasons.) These recordings were made on my Roland KR107 Digital Piano.
Album One: Robert F. Graboyes, Original Compositions (2011-1015). All songs © Robert F. Graboyes
Album Two: Robert F. Graboyes, Original Compositions (2008-1015). All songs © Robert F. Graboyes
Album Three: Robert F. Graboyes, Improvisations (2011-1015). All arrangements © Robert F. Graboyes
Alanna’s Art Videos (I composed and performed the incidental music)