User:Iandkkelly

Who is Ian Kelly?

I am a retired Computer Systems Consultant, once more taking up my love of music. Over the years I have conducted choirs, played the church organ, and written some compositions. Now I have more time to scribble scores - and to write papers on mathematical physics (but that's not relevant here!).

I started by liking Beethoven, then I was introduced to Bach - and that was like falling in love. Whilst I am working I listen to the Bach organ works: they concentrate my mind. If I have to think hard, they help me; if I have to pause between thoughts, the wonder of JSB fills those pauses; if I am doodling and doing nothing useful, the music of The Master shocks me out of that. And Mozart - who can not love Mozart? Clear, tuneful, and perfectly constructed.

And, at long last, I am beginning to listen to jazz, modern and traditional - but I am a mere beginner here. My son (a keen guitarist) prods me with wonderful CDs that intrigue and tantalise me.

So now I can use more time to write (and publish) my music. Hooray!

Some of the Music I particularly admire

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This user enjoys music by
Johann Sebastian Bach.
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This user enjoys music by
Ludwig van Beethoven.
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This user enjoys music by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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This user enjoys music by
Joseph Haydn.
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This user enjoys music by
George Frideric Handel.
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This user enjoys music by
Frédéric Chopin.
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This user enjoys music by
Claude Debussy.
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This user enjoys music by
Dmitri Shostakovich.
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This user enjoys music by
Igor Stravinsky.
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This user enjoys music by
Richard Wagner.
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This user enjoys music by
Duke Ellington.
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This user enjoys music by
Thelonious Monk.
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This user enjoys music by
Miles Davis.
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This user enjoys music by
Franz Schubert.
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This user enjoys music by
William Byrd.
pno-3 This user is an advanced pianist.
org-2 This user is an intermediate organist.
com-2 This user is an intermediate composer.