Malese Jow Sings “The Perfect Love”

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

by Gary Powell

The Perfect Love Malese JowMy lifelong friend and movie producer, Cynthia Coury of Poppy Productions, offered me the opportunity to write a song for her movie, “You’re So Cupid!”. She suggested that Malese Jow, who plays the role of Megan, sing the song. Good choice. Malese had early success in her life in front of the camera and is known world-wide for her role as Geena Fabiano in the hit Nickelodeon show “Unfabulous” and more recently as Anna in the popular TV series “The Vampire Diaires” seen on CWTV. I’m happy to welcome Malese to the collection of talented singers who work in my studio.

“Welcome to the Storm”

Music for The University of Texas Football Website

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

MC Overlord, Larry SeyerThe amazing University of Texas Football website has a new song written and produced by Austin composer, Gary Powell, and performed by Austin hip-hop artist MC Overlord. Cloud storms gather on the ceiling of the UT football team locker room. Again they gather in the tunnel before the team enters the Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium with 94,114 pairs of eyes focused on victory. Totally, this moment needs a song of strength, unity and unbridled masculinity. This is the energy I was charged to create in the song and production entitled, “Welcome to the Storm,” now underscoring the new University of Texas Football website.

Jesmax Music, BMI has “Sweet Dreams Too”

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

Written and sung by Austin composer and songwriter Gary Powell, the sleepy song, “Sweet Dreams Too,” has been placed by Jesmax Music, BMI on two albums released by Walt Disney Records: Winnie the Pooh Lullabies, and Luv-a-byes, which was first released in 2004. Longtime Austin session player and audio engineer Larry Seyer accompanies Sweet Dreams Too on a 1969 Gibson Dove acoustic guitar.

WARNING:

This song becomes progressively sleepier as it goes!
Do not attempt to operate heavy equipment while listening.


Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site.
This CD can be purchased at the links provided by clicking on the artwork.

Pulling Santa’s Sleigh for Jesmax Music, BMI

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

GarySanta Claus continues to be “Pulling Santa’s Sleigh” with the Gary Powell song of the same name loaded onboard the album, “Fairy Tale Holiday” released on Walt Disney Records Christmas 2008. The album reached it’s peak on the Billboard 200 at #34 on January 17, 2009.

Gary Powell wrote and produced the song which was sung by the longtime veteran of Powell Studio Productions, Craig Toungate, who delivered a very convincing reindeer-like performance. This is the second placement of “Pulling Santa’s Sleigh” for Jesmax Music. The song was originally released on the Disney album, “Disney’s Santa Sing-Along” in 2004.

Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site.
This CD was released in 2008 exclusively in Target stores across the country.

Rhapsody of The Soul

Released on Miramuse

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

Austin Contemporary Ballet

 

by Gary Powell

In 1995, I gave an interview on Austin’s NPR radio station, KLRU. During the interview, the moderator, John Rogers, played a recording of a composition I had written for the vocal group I had directed ten years earlier at the University of Texas, Ensemble 109. I recorded “Kryie Eleison, Christe Eleison” in 1986 with five studio singers, two of whom had been former students of mine at UT.

Thunderstorm in Mentone

(The Poetry of John Lee)

Released on Miramuse

By on 8-08-2008 in Miramuse

 

by Gary Powell, Composer/Pianist

Thunderstorm in Mentone - John Lee, Gary PowellI’m proud to announce the worldwide digital release of “Thunderstorm in Mentone,” a spoken-word album featuring author and speaker, John Lee.

Composers are often called upon to interpret life in solitude. This project, however, was by its nature a collaborative effort. I found that musically interpreting the intimacy of John Lee’s words and voice was a wonderful and enriching creative experience. My intent was not to simply provide a musical bed for John’s rich baritone. Instead, I chose to score the music both tightly and programmatically to his poetry’s honest imagery. My wish is that you will experience this integration of poetry and music as deeply as I have and find the solo piano transparently merged with John Lee’s beautiful performance.