A la francais, Op. 0
for Flute & Piano
An early effort of Baker, written in 1978, celebrating the birth of his son. A prospective movement from his upcoming "Greta Suite". A short and bubbling perpetual motion flute-melody above an lilting piano accompaniment.
6 Pages (9" x 12")
Hardcopy $4.00
Homage To Liszt, Op. 1
for Piano Solo
A tour-de-fierce by Baker from his The Fantastic World of Franz Liszt CD. It was composed for the disk in 1986 and draws its inspriation not only from Liszt, but composers yet to come like Prokofiev, Busoni, and Rachmaninoff.
14 Pages (9" x 12")
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Tin Pan Hands, Op. 2
for Piano Solo
Baker describes this piece as an "Andante & Stomp". It's in a 1920s style and has a Gershwin "accent" but also emulates some of the novelty composers of the era such as Zez Confrey, et al. From Baker's The Fantastic World Of Geroge Gershwin CD.
8 Pages (9" x 12")
Hardcopy $7.00  

 

William's Song, Op. 5, No. 1
for Piano Solo
The first of two Elegies, This is Baker's musical tribute to his father, Dr. William E. Baker, who was a composer himself. The featured theme is from one of Dr. Baker's most played works - Landscape. A dark but optimistic piece originally for organ..
4 Pages (9" x 12")
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E.V.E.'s Song, Op. 5, No. 2
for Piano Solo
The second Elegy was written in 1999 in response to Baker's grandmother - Edith Virginia Ehlert - passing. It is a mini-rondo with a melody theme interupted twice, first with a Mahlerian-arch and secondly with a wintry-scene on lt to end on the opening theme.
4 Pages (9" x 12")
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Two Rags, Op. 7, No. 1 & 2
for Piano Solo
The Ragtime 2-step is an early composition by Baker (1974). It is subtitled a "Double-Note Sensation" due to the right hand part. The Unicorn Rag An Homage To Joplin is from the cd Scott Joplin's Greatest Hits JRB CD-3009.
8 Pages (9" x 12")
Hardcopy $7.00