For many years, Pete Baxter was a famous Bandleader and Trombonist whose clients included The Royal Family, Houses of Parliament, BBC, Granada Television, Marks & Spencers, and Southern Comfort. Among many achievements, he held the world record for the fastest playing of the "Sailors Hornpipe" on trombone, was the inspiration for the advertisement the Lurpac Butterman, and he also worked in musical comedy with icons like Tony Hancock and Benny Hill. Today, Pete devotes his time to writing original music for Film, TV, and Commercials.
Pete Bax has had many notable failures: He was the demonstrator for Henri Selmer when they tried to replace the mark six with the mark seven. He was demonstrator for Gibson Guitars when they tried to replace the Less Paul with the RD. He was also the demonstator for Olds Brass when they tried to replace the Olds Recording with the Clerk Terry range. As the endorsee of King trombones when they tried to introduce the new light weight model, Pete learned one important lesson, "If it ain't broken don't fix it."
Today, Pete can still sing a quarter tone scale at the drop of a hat. His biggest fault is that he expects everyone one else to do that, too, especially judges on Talent Shows. He also works for charity as Santa, and can be found on YouTube spreading the Christmas message worldwide.
The "Bridal Chorus" "Treulich geführt", from the 1850 opera Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner, is a march played for the bride's entrance at formal weddings throughout the Western world. In English-speaking countries it is generally known as "Here Comes the Bride" Lyrics Below, Instrumental, Classical, Classical, Richard Wagner
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata He was depicting a dreamy night time and this is available as the original but I wanted to expand the story and use other instruments. My piece starts with a motif night time then birds at day break until the sun rises at the end revealing day break in three minutes, Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century, Ludwig van Beethoven
This style of music goes back to the days when entertaining on the guitar or similar was the only form of entertainment It was simple music that the public wanted and would have been very popular no doubt played in country houses and today it is ideal for historical documentaries antique shows etc. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Guitar
This is a very well known piece of music it was played everyday in my school on the organ and it inspired me to learn to play music the Key is Bach's original key D the G string referred to is for a violin arrangement I have tried to play the church organ in the style of Bach but rocking the song, Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic, Johann Sebastian Bach
My arrangement is the most famous opening motif ever written in music this motif will determine the entire symphony and interesting that no two fifth symphony's are identical which is what Beethoven wanted to me it is the knock on the door of life and I doubt if any two lives are identical genius, Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic, Ludwig van Beethoven
During my musical career I attempted several musical challenges and I found it helped my career and today it is more about record sales than achievements. I prefer challenges because no one can take your achievement away. I will challenge any pop group to achieve this. The country boys may do it ? Instrumental, Classical, Classical
This is the sound of Chopin playing the synthesizer to his most famous work and opening a new door for musicians this melody became the hit I am always chasing rainbows aren't we all chasing rainbows still looking for the pot of gold but the beauty of the rainbow is what most of us get as a reward, Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic, Frederic Chopin
This piece of music was one of the first pieces I learned on the piano the title means daydreams or reveries and children should be encouraged to daydream I used a flute inspired by Peter and the Wolf it reminds me of children playing and finishing with the daydream on violin very Disney like music, Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century, Robert Schumann
Not many people are aware that two different CANCAN's exist this is the USA and UK version this version appears in many films demanded in musical halls world wide. Today this version is in demand but the routines vary on the ability of the dancers. Any school or college could perform this CANCAN, Instrumental, Classical, Romantic, Jacques Offenbach
Many books and movies about this musical work to simplify them Beethoven begins his symphony with the ending or final cadence often called the knock on the door. It is the motif of the second world war Morse V for victory this is an Electronic Version of that Knock which depicts birth of the new. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic, Ludwig van Beethoven
Kinderscenen, "Scenes from Childhood"), Opus 15, by Robert Schumann, better known as Träumerei, or Dreaming, is Schumann's best work. The dream it gives me is the flow of a river in Africa bringing new life to the desert land a miracle of nature. The tempo he wrote is 100 BPM which is right. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
Tolling Bells is a well known Prelude by Chopin it has many uses because it brings class to anything it touches. However I have tried to rewrite this into today and it has so many uses. Christmas and weddings are obvious but anywhere that bells toll. Ask not for whom the Bells toll? Hemingway or you, Instrumental, Classical, Romantic, Frederic Chopin
Bohm-La Zingana_Is an Opera about the middle ages involving a gypsy girl unfortunately it is not as good as Carmen but it does have a great gypsy dance that I think lends itself to being arranged for today. Ideal for cartoons or games it is just fun to listen to it would even do for sports gymnastic, Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" is a popular Vaudeville song. The music is credited to Harry Carroll, although the melody is actually adapted from Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin I have used the music of Chopin and added a modern bass and drums. This is Chopin playing today's music in his style, Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic, Frederic Chopin
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached #1 in several countries when released in 1967. In the years since, it has become an enduring classic. It was the most played song in the last 75 years. This is the real thing Bachs hair on a G String in Procal Harem style. Herr Bach would be pleased. Instrumental, Classical, Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach
Dvořák said "I found that the music of the negroes and of the Indians was practically identical". Obviously he had no idea about rhythm. The complexities of African Rhythm's is beyond most classical musicians. I have tried to get a true American feel. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic, Antonin Dvorak