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George Peter Tingley (1950-     )

George Peter Tingley is a composer, teacher and pianist currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Oakland, California, he began playing the violin at the age of four and continued for the next seven or eight years. At age 10 he got a piano and immediately began using it to improvise and write songs. Shortly afterwards he began taking piano lessons. Aside from his father, Tingley feels that his best musical training came from playing along with records. He spent many hours from the ages of 14 to 16 playing along with the Beatles on the recordings in his collection. Tingley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from California State University, Hayward, and completed both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Music Theory at the University of Southern California. During the 1970s he was a private composition student of the legendary Nadia Boulanger in Paris, France. After returning from France, Tingley began teaching privately. In 1989 he started writing music for the educational market and now has over 75 published piano pieces. His most popular solo is Reverie, published by Sound/Image Unlimited in 1988, and by Alfred Music in 1991. His collection of piano duet music, Fiddle and the Tuba, is listed in the bulletin of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Tingley Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Ten Miniatures (????, 1984) [WorldCat]
Sonata, violin (or clarinet) and piano (1984)
Reverie (Sound/Image Unlimited, 1988/Alfred, 1991) [LI] *****
Prelude in C major (Alfred, 1991) [EI] *** Pianopal preview
Seven Easy Piano Duets (Alfred, 1991)
 - Lullaby of the Waves
 - Marching Song
 - A Rainy Day
 - Tick-tock
 - Little Serenade
 - Minuet and Trio
 - Night Song
Kristi's Theme (1993) [written for Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi]
Six Easy Piano Duets (Alfred, 1993)
 - Swiss Song
 - Scherzo
 - Hayride
 - Bagatelle
 - Little Rondo
 - Saying Goodbye
Summer Wind (Willis Music, 1993) [LE]
Fiddle and the Tuba (7pcs) (Alfred, 1994) [LE]
 - A Little Song
 - Contradanse
 - Fiddle and the Tuba - YT
 - Running Along
 - Sea Chanty
 - Sonatina
 - The Chase
Ragtime Serenade (Alfred, 1994; OP) [LI] - Pianopal preview
Circus March (Alfred, 1995) [E] - YT
Elegy (Alfred, 1995) [EI] ***** YT
Distant Echoes, Bk 1 (8pcs) (Alfred, 1996) [EI-I]
 - Gypsy Dance - YT
 - Into Starlight
 - Largo in G Minor
 - Lilies on the Pond - YT
 - Poeme Mystique - YT
 - Prelude to Sunrise - YT
 - Scherzo
 - Valse Triste
Distant Echoes, Bk 2 (7pcs) (Alfred, 1996) [I-LI]
 - Bagatelle in D Minor
 - Circle Dance
 - Gold on Ice - YT (new-agey)
 - Menuet Francais
 - Petite Valse
 - Prelude Cantabile
 - Sonatina
Sonatina for Two, 2 pianos 4-hands (Alfred, 1996) [I]
Star on Broadway (Alfred, 1996) [EI]
Struttin’ Cool (Alfred, 1997) [I] - YT
Carousel Rag (Alfred, 1998) [I] ***** YT
Dreamscapes, Bk 1 (6pcs) (Alfred, 1998) [EI-I]
 - A Memory - music preview
 - A Song Without Words
 - Andante cantabile
 - Dreamscape *** YT
 - Early Spring *** YT
 - Midnight Waltz
Dreamscapes, Bk 2 (6pcs) (Alfred, 1998) [I]
 - Pastorale
 - Prelude in F-Sharp Minor
 - Reverie
 - Arietta *** CHECK GOOGLE
 - Dream Shadows
 - Enchantment
Autumn Sunset (Alfred, 1999?) [EI] - YT & preview
Caribbean Sunshine (Alfred, 1999) [EI]
March of the Goblins (Alfred, 1999) [EI] *** preview [bluesy piece]
Rhythm 'n' Style, Bk 1 (7pcs) (Alfred, 1999) [LE]
 - A Lively Dance
 - Blue Mood
 - Celebration Rag *****
 - Cubanera - TY
 - Flamenco
 - Rockin' Blues
 - Walkin' Boogie
Rhythm 'n' Style, Bk 2 (7pcs) (Alfred, 1999) [EI]
 - An American Fanfare
 - Cool 'n' Easy
 - Danzan
 - Fiddletown Rag
 - Soft Shoe Boogie
 - Spooky Blues - YT???
 - Sunshine Frolic
Scherzino (for left hand alone) (Alfred, 1999) [EI]
Grand Overture, piano 6-hands (Alfred, 2000) [E]
Ragtime Dance (Alfred, 2000) [LE] *** preview
Autumn Reflections (Alfred, 2001) [EI] - YT
A Mexican Serenade (Alfred 2001) [E]
Un petit jazz (Alfred, 2002) [E] (w/optional teacher duet)
Autumn Inspirations (10pcs) (Alfred, 2003) [EI-I]
 - An Autumn Waltz
 - Barn Dance
 - Clouds
 - Evening Reflections - YT
 - Harvest Hoedown
 - Legend Of Sleepy Hollow The
 - Memories Of Summer
 - November Song
 - Prelude To Autumn
 - Rustling Leaves
Slavic Dance (Alfred, 2003) [LE] ***** YT
Dreaming (Alfred, 2004) [EE]
Miniature French Suite in F Major (7pcs) (Alfred, 2005) [I]
 - Allemande *** YT
 - Bourrée
 - Corrente
 - Gavotte
 - Giga
 - Menuet
 - Sarabande
A Song of Peace (Alfred, 2005) [I] - YT (new-agey)
December Rain (Alfred, 2010) [I] - YT
Complete Silence, short film score (2016)

Arrangements
Sacred Inspirations (11 favorite hymns & spirituals) [EI-I]
Classics for Piano Duet, Bk 2 (8 duet arrangements of student favs)[I-LI](Alfred, 2002)

Basic blues piano - a guide to playing and improvising the blues (Sound/Image Unlimited, 1986)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Tingley Links     ~ top of page ~
[under construction]
Choral

Chamber

Instrument and Piano
Sonata, violin (or clarinet) and piano (1984)

Piano


Incidental/Film
Complete Silence, short film score (2016)


TINGLEY LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
[under construction]

Composer's website [none at the moment]   . . .   contact George Peter Tingley:  here
Composer's Blog

Tingley @ Alfred Music
Tingley @ iCompositions
Tingley @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Tingley @ LinkedIn
Tingley @ Musicalics

Publisher
Tingley @ Alfred Music
Tingley @ Amazon
Tingley @ J.W. Pepper
Tingley @ Sheetmusicplus

Streaming Audio
[none at the moment]

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Tingley @ YouTube
Tingley @ Google Video
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