“Many people die with their music still in them.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thankfully, before his passing February 28, 2015, my friend Floyd Wallace left us the gift of his musical legacy: Compositions crafted though his lifetime and held closely with only a few friends and family. In his final days Floyd personally selected the compositions to be included in this compilation. Through his creativity and generosity, the treasure of Floyd’s music is now available to the whole world. Enjoy!
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I am honored that Floyd trusted me as a friend to hear his cherished music and allow me to share it with you now.
“It has been an absolute joy to discover Floyd Wallace’s compositions. There is an elegance to his writing style that is reminiscent of Rachmaninoff and Chopin — Wallace’s characteristic left-hand flows like a river underneath a graceful melody.
His pieces are at times a clever compositional jigsaw puzzle, comprised of fugues and intricately crafted harmonic structures, and at other times are beautiful understated and blissfully introspective.
Any classically trained pianist would take joy in learning Wallace’s pieces, as his music is a wonderful synthesis of Romantic era emotionalism and harmony with a modern twist. Sophisticatedly and artistically crafted, Floyd Wallace’s music leaves listeners with a sweet combination of nostalgia and wonder.”
Dan Musselman, Ph.D.
Professor of Composition and Music Theory
McNally Smith College of Music
Category: Mixed Fun