Musical Interlude: Owen Maitzen, Original Compositions

For your weekend enjoyment, here is the premiere recording of my 12-year old son Owen’s composition “Moods,” a sonatina in three movements. He played it in the Kiwanis festival in the spring, receiving a rave review from the adjudicator–and no wonder.

And here’s his newest composition, with a nod to his Kiwanis adjudicator (and now occasional composition tutor) in the title.

5 thoughts on “Musical Interlude: Owen Maitzen, Original Compositions

  1. Sam July 18, 2010 / 2:28 am

    These are wonderful! Does Owen want to write for Open Letters?

  2. Rohan Maitzen July 18, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    Thanks, Sam! (And no, I’m sure not–music, not prose, is his form.)

  3. Colleen July 20, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    These are, indeed, wonderful. I’m particularly fond of the “Somber” part of the first.

  4. Rohan Maitzen July 20, 2010 / 3:21 pm

    Thanks, Colleen! I’ll pass that on to Owen. And “Somber” is my favourite part as well, though “What’s for Dinuk” is growing on me, it’s just so exuberant.

  5. Sarah Emsley July 28, 2010 / 10:41 am

    Owen is amazing! What a pleasure to listen to these pieces. I think I like “Stubborn” the best.

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