Battle With Martian, from Harold (Day 37)

Harold posterHow did I manage to get more than five weeks into Project 194 without posting anything from Harold and the Purple Crayon? I created this musical score for Enchantment Theatre Company in 2009 and the show is currently in its third season of national touring, with more than 40 dates on their 2014-15 itinerary. That means thousands and thousands of people have heard this music, certainly more than any other project I’ve ever composed. My Philly friends can experience Harold when Enchantment Theater comes to the Merriam Theater on April 12.

Harold meets a martian

Great playing on this by Matt Gallagher, trumpet, Ron Kerber, sax, Lars Halle, drums and Kevin MacConnell, bass. Their creative contributions were the key to making these wonky tunes swing.

If you missed them, these are the songs already posted on Project 194; the links on the right are songs chosen at random from previous posts. Want to contribute to my interactive composition, “Hear My Song?” Read more here. Want to receive daily songs delivered direct to your inbox? Sign up here!

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