Brian Roughton | Songs For My Funeral

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Songs For My Funeral

by Brian Roughton

Several people have written to tell me that "While My Baby Sleeps" or "The Taylor" were selected for a child's funeral service. I am deeply humbled by this and honored that those songs have spoken to their hearts.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. the taylor
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2. burning embers
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3. leaves falling
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4. night song
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5. sunrise
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6. while my baby sleeps
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7. techno thrash
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8. introspection
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9. 6.29.05
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10. winter night
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11. confession
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12. 8.24.05
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13. shuffle off
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Album Notes
Brian Roughton began his classical guitar studies at the Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center in Montgomery Alabama in 1988. From 1991-95 he attended Stetson University on a music scholarship. While at Stetson he studied composition with Paul Langston, and guitar with Stephen Robinson and Ricardo Cobo. Upon completion of a BM in guitar performance Brian moved to Connecticut where he attended the Yale School of Music. At Yale, Mr. Roughton studied guitar with Benjamin Verdery, and composition with Joe Rubinstein, and Harold Meltzer. In 1997 he completed an MM in guitar performance at Yale and returned to Montgomery to begin a career as a guitar instructor.
In 1998 he opened a private teaching studio which gives public recitals and has grown into an organization with an enrollment of more than 100 students. When not involved in teaching, Brian composes works for electric and acoustic guitars, as well as computer generated music. His works range in style from serialism to minimalism with a rich harmonic palette.
In his own words: “Songs For My Funeral was a project that was begun in the fall of 2004. My wife and I were expecting our first child, and I came into a deeper awareness of my own mortality. As I told my Dad, the newborns replace the dying. I began to see myself as a part of the cycle instead of a separate unit.
A chord progression would seem interesting and things would go from there. For the most part the music is improvisatory in nature. Many of the songs have no editing whatsoever so there is an austere quality about the album.”


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I agree with everyone else...You can actually feel the sound...Also feel the situation as your there.


is just him
just formidable,it takes you to heaven and brings you back again.


Uplifting, Wonderful, pleasure to listen to
I have not heard a guitar played so beautiful in a very long time. The music lifted my spirit and took it to the clouds. This is something everyone should stop and take time to listen to.

Gail ski

His Music touches my inner soul
i love the way his playing reaches inside me, how it talks to me. Listening to his music takes me to places in my mind...

Janice Wyatt

Brian is my guitar teacher and he gave me an extended version of "songs for my funeral' and I loved it. His music isn't so different from what I love to listen to. He is also the best guitar teacher in the world. He has to be to put up with me. Janice


This is such an amazing cd!!! Brians music is well there isn't words to describe it. It is just beautiful!! I don't listen to instrumental music but this cd hasn't left my stereo since I bought it!!!!!


Perfect and relaxing CD
The music is incredibly soothing and original with an outstanding guitar, complete with haunting melodys that will ring in your head for days.

Ken Skipper

Hi from your former CCPAC teacher
I have thought about you a lot since we were in Montgomery. I remember your call from when you were in Deland, but I haven't heard from you since. I found this site just now while Googling your name...GREAT STUFF!!! I really like your creations, and your guitar playing is great. Keep up the good work, man, and call me sometime, the number is the same as it was the last time you called. --Ken

Rachel Huck

this CD is and awesome combination of guitar chords that will have you captivated for hours.

Stephanie Cook

This is one of my favorite new cds. Not only is there a little bit of something for everyone, there's also something for everyone's moods as well. I LOVE THIS CD!!
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