M. L. Wyatt

Michael Wyatt

Compositions
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I'm a firm believer in tonality and its continued exploration. Here are a few quotes that sum up my feelings on composition:

"Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music."
—Mozart

"You can still hear Beethoven, but Beethoven cannot hear you."
—Monty Python

"What a strange, wondrous thing, music. At last the chattering mind is silenced. No past to regret, no future to worry about, no more frantic knitting of words and thoughts. Only a beautiful, soaring nonsense.... The grunting of language and the drudgery of semiotics are left behind. Music is a bird's answer to the noise and heaviness of words. It puts the mind in a state of exhilarated speechlessness."
—Yann Martel
Latest sheet music
Parallel 5ths
Classical / Piece
Willow Song from Othello
Classical / Song
Sarabande
Classical / Instrumental
Duet for Violin and Cello No.1
Classical / Chamber music
Quartet in Memoriam
Classical / Chamber music
Rhynchocephalian Waltz
Classical / Contemporary
Organ Prelude in G Minor
Classical / Contemporary
Suite for Organ in D Minor
Classical / Piece
Metro Score
Classical / Piece
Sonnet 18
Classical / Song
Blog
20 August 2012, Article
METRO Won a Bunch of Awards
METRO , a film I made with my pro-status-animating brother, has won a bunch of awards and is now available for online viewing. I feel so happy about all this that I've made all of my sheet music available for free! Enjoy.
27 September 2011, Article
We Remember September 11
Marvin Rosen of WPRB finished a project today which was one of the greatest exhibitions of contemporary music in the modern age. For twenty-four consecutive hours he hosted a radio broadcast of music written specifically to commemorate the events of ...
05 September 2011, News
"In Memoriam" to Air on Classical Discoveries
The middle movements of my latest string quartet will air on Marvin Rosen's Classical Discoveries  program on September 11th, 2011 some time between 12:00—2:00 in the afternoon. This is part of a marathon broadcast commemorating ten years since ...