Arthur Breur

is creating original music compositions for live performance.

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patrons
Beethoven said, "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." This is an idea that strikes home to me, as composing seems to connect me with truths and beauties that surpass all others. I strive to add some of that truth and beauty to the world, every day.  My goal when composing is to touch a person's spirit, to move them emotionally, to create an effect and start a ripple. 

I've composed for the great majority of my life and consider it to be my highest calling. While I have primarily composed for piano, my works so far include music for film and theater as well as music for a wide variety of solo instruments and ensembles, small and large.  I very much prefer to compose music with the intention of it being performed by live musicians, rather than being produced by a computer.

How Do I Make A Composition Personal

I have a technique I've used for years when I want to compose a piece and make it especially personal: I write a word or a name into the music, using the letters of that word or name to create the pattern of notes that becomes the melody. This is a way to have the music be more than just "written for" someone, but to actually have their name or something meaningful written directly into the notes of the music.
Patrons of the Arts
One great non-musical benefit that Beethoven had, unlike many composers throughout history, was a group of patrons who provided him with the freedom to work on music without having to worry about his income. By pledging a monthly contribution to my creative work, you join a long, rich history of patrons supporting musical composition.

How Do You Become A Patron?
You can see a number of different patron levels here on this page. Whatever level you're comfortable at, your support truly helps and is very much appreciated!

What Will I Be Creating?
  • Original instrumental compositions, mostly for piano, but also for just about any instrument or ensemble, right up to concert band and symphony orchestra.
  • Original songs. Yes, I write music AND lyrics, and sometimes I put them both together!
  • Live performances, primarily house concerts, but also performances at venues that welcome performance of original piano compositions!
See some examples of my work below.



"Per Ardua"
 - The 44th Air Defense Artillery March (reduced instrumentation), performed by the 77th Army Band, July 27, 2016.
Commissioned 2016 by Vincent J. Tedesco Jr, COL (ret.), USA
Honorary Colonel 44th Air Defense Artillery


"Remembering Zayne"
 - I composed this piece for Steven Shomler, in memory of his son Zayne Shomler.


"Reunion" - Produced for and presented at the PricewaterhouseCoopers 1999 Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles, CA.



"Leah - End Credits" - The final track I composed, produced, and recorded for the short film "Leah" by Neil H Weiss.



"I Love You" - Solo piano piece I composed in reaction to my first crush.
Tiers
NOTE BY NOTE
$1 or more per creation

Music is written one note and one rest at a time, and as a Note-By-Note Patron, you're helping support me in that same way.

PATRON-ONLY FEED
At this level, you will have access to my regular patron-only feed, which will include updates on my work, examples of my compositions in progress, and personal discussion of many of the things that inspire me.


NOTE BY NOTE

MEASURE BY MEASURE
$5 or more per creation

A melody created from your name (or the word or phrase of your choice), access to my patron-only feed (see "Note By Note" above) as well as inclusion in my list of patrons to be published on any non-commissioned works I create. 


This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED. 


MEASURE BY MEASURE

TUNE BY TUNE
$15 or more per creation

At this level, I will create a tune that's all your own, and turn it into a one- to two-minute piano piece, including a signed copy of the music and a free MP3 of me playing the piece.  Each year, I will create a variation on your tune, or create a new tune for you.

This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED.

TUNE BY TUNE

PERFORMANCE BY PERFORMANCE
$25 or more per creation

Are you a musician who would like to commission a piece of music, but are daunted by the cost? For this level of patron, each year I will compose a personalized 3-5 minute unaccompanied or piano-accompanied solo piece of music for the instrument of your choice at the difficulty level you specify.

This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED.


PERFORMANCE BY PERFORMANCE

Goals
49% complete
For performing at locations without a piano, I have a digital Casio Privia piano. It plays beautifully, and sounds wonderful, and I want to protect it when I travel by getting a carry case. So my very first goal on Patreon is to purchase the matching Privia case and a piano-style sustain pedal!
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Beethoven said, "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." This is an idea that strikes home to me, as composing seems to connect me with truths and beauties that surpass all others. I strive to add some of that truth and beauty to the world, every day.  My goal when composing is to touch a person's spirit, to move them emotionally, to create an effect and start a ripple. 

I've composed for the great majority of my life and consider it to be my highest calling. While I have primarily composed for piano, my works so far include music for film and theater as well as music for a wide variety of solo instruments and ensembles, small and large.  I very much prefer to compose music with the intention of it being performed by live musicians, rather than being produced by a computer.

How Do I Make A Composition Personal

I have a technique I've used for years when I want to compose a piece and make it especially personal: I write a word or a name into the music, using the letters of that word or name to create the pattern of notes that becomes the melody. This is a way to have the music be more than just "written for" someone, but to actually have their name or something meaningful written directly into the notes of the music.
Patrons of the Arts
One great non-musical benefit that Beethoven had, unlike many composers throughout history, was a group of patrons who provided him with the freedom to work on music without having to worry about his income. By pledging a monthly contribution to my creative work, you join a long, rich history of patrons supporting musical composition.

How Do You Become A Patron?
You can see a number of different patron levels here on this page. Whatever level you're comfortable at, your support truly helps and is very much appreciated!

What Will I Be Creating?
  • Original instrumental compositions, mostly for piano, but also for just about any instrument or ensemble, right up to concert band and symphony orchestra.
  • Original songs. Yes, I write music AND lyrics, and sometimes I put them both together!
  • Live performances, primarily house concerts, but also performances at venues that welcome performance of original piano compositions!
See some examples of my work below.



"Per Ardua"
 - The 44th Air Defense Artillery March (reduced instrumentation), performed by the 77th Army Band, July 27, 2016.
Commissioned 2016 by Vincent J. Tedesco Jr, COL (ret.), USA
Honorary Colonel 44th Air Defense Artillery


"Remembering Zayne"
 - I composed this piece for Steven Shomler, in memory of his son Zayne Shomler.


"Reunion" - Produced for and presented at the PricewaterhouseCoopers 1999 Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles, CA.



"Leah - End Credits" - The final track I composed, produced, and recorded for the short film "Leah" by Neil H Weiss.



"I Love You" - Solo piano piece I composed in reaction to my first crush.

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Tiers
NOTE BY NOTE
$1 or more per creation

Music is written one note and one rest at a time, and as a Note-By-Note Patron, you're helping support me in that same way.

PATRON-ONLY FEED
At this level, you will have access to my regular patron-only feed, which will include updates on my work, examples of my compositions in progress, and personal discussion of many of the things that inspire me.


NOTE BY NOTE

MEASURE BY MEASURE
$5 or more per creation

A melody created from your name (or the word or phrase of your choice), access to my patron-only feed (see "Note By Note" above) as well as inclusion in my list of patrons to be published on any non-commissioned works I create. 


This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED. 


MEASURE BY MEASURE

TUNE BY TUNE
$15 or more per creation

At this level, I will create a tune that's all your own, and turn it into a one- to two-minute piano piece, including a signed copy of the music and a free MP3 of me playing the piece.  Each year, I will create a variation on your tune, or create a new tune for you.

This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED.

TUNE BY TUNE

PERFORMANCE BY PERFORMANCE
$25 or more per creation

Are you a musician who would like to commission a piece of music, but are daunted by the cost? For this level of patron, each year I will compose a personalized 3-5 minute unaccompanied or piano-accompanied solo piece of music for the instrument of your choice at the difficulty level you specify.

This level includes access to my PATRON ONLY FEED.


PERFORMANCE BY PERFORMANCE