Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Been a while...

My apology to my listeners. I have not kept up with my blog for a long while. I have been very busy creating new music for you, as well as teaching and living life. I have created new Choral music, and have two new wind ensemble pieces in the works. I also have been getting my feet wet in the film music world. I just recently completed the score to a new Roger Corman film starring Eric Roberts. I am also hoping to compose the score for a documentary film about the paranormal, and I will let you know how that goes. Keep your eyes here for new music that will be added soon. Contact me via email at justin@justinrainesmusic.com for more information and music orders. Have a wonderful visit to my site. Cheers, Justin

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Order the Tad Wind Symphony CD

For those of you who heard my recent NPR Interview, I am posting the link for you to order the CD.


Just copy and paste the URL to your browser. They are not expensive, so please order more than one if you like. They will make great stocking-stuffers. Keep your eye on this site for more information.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Future Works and News

So, recently I have had accepted several future commissions. I will be completing a new wind piece for the UNLV Wind Orchestra conducted by Tom Leslie. Then I will be working on a film score for the UNLV Film School and Academy Award Winning Producer Roger Corman. Lastly, I have the honor of being commissioned for yet another new piece for the Tad Wind Symphony summer concert in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. I hope this momentum continues because, as most of you know, being a successful composer is a difficult task. I have been blessed to have the support of the music community, my family, and friends. Thank you all. More music is sure to come. Visit often for recordings and information.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another work completed!

I have just finished, bound and copied my piece for the Da Capo Chamber Players. Da Capo, known as a Pierrot Lunaire ensemble made famous by Schoenberg, is a coming to UNLV to perform music composed by the composition students. The piece I created has many elements of 20th century music, as well as combining Romantic elements as well. It is called The Passing of Autumn and will be performed in March. A recording will be posted as soon as it is finished. To listen to my other works, there is a music player on the left in a drop down menu. All available recordings can be found there.I will keep you all posted about other performances including the premiere of the Mad Hatter Suite by Nathaniel Berman and Alexandra Aguirre at the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in Athens, Georgia on March 6th at 9:45 am. If you are in the area, I urge you to attend. Happy listening!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Mad Hatter Suite

Just finished a brand new commission for the Madera Winds, Alexandra Aguirre and Nathaniel Berman that will be premiered at the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) Conference in Athens, GA on March 6th. The piece is a character piece in three-movements: 1. Down the Rabbit Hole, 2. Alice and the Tea Party, and 3. Off With Their Heads!. For more information on how to purchase this new work for Sax, Flute, and Piano just email me. Next project is in the construction phase now.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tad Wind Symphony vol. 8 now available in the USA!

Hello fellow music lovers. As you know, I had the opportunity to have one of my pieces recorded in Tokyo this past summer by the Tad Wind Symphony. Those CD's used to be exclusively sold over seas until now! Purchase your cope of the Tad Wind Symphony vol. 8: A Movement for Rosa by going to this link. Just copy and paste it to your browser, and buy a copy. Please support your local composer (and not so local composer) and order here.


The score and parts are available through justinrainesmusic.com. Thank you all, and happy listening.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Commissions galore!

So, as many of you know I do a few commissioned works every year, and this year is already off to a great start. I was commissioned by Nathaniel and Alex Berman for a 10 minute work in 3-movements for the North American Saxophone Alliance in Anthens, GA on March 3-6. Plus, I am writing another 3-movement work for the Da Capo Chamber Players, a chamber music group from NY. They will be doing a reading/concert in March at UNLV. I think any composer can say that writing 6 pieces simultaneously can be a nightmare. I just can't wait for March to get here so I can start on another commission for the Morenci High School Band in Arizona, conducted by my dear friend Elsie Scott. Keep your fingers crossed, my friends. This year is going to be great!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The new Justin Raines Music

Welcome to the home on the web of composer Justin Raines. I would like to thank this opportunity to thank Doug Neal from frshmintdesign.com for all of his hard work on this site. As you can see there is now officially a catalogue for anyone interested in purchasing any of my pieces. Please give a listen.