If you heard the Questmas episode, you’ll remember Josh Wilson’s thrilling adventure to find a fortune cookie in Taiwan. I’ve gotten a kick out of his quirky YouTube series Mr. Wilson Presents, which is a great example of how classical composing can be fun and approachable. Of course, this “infotainment” is not without Josh’s flair for music theory terminology. In this Composer Quest episode, Josh teaches me a thing or two about how to structure a symphony like Haydn, how to write upside-down “table music” like Mozart, and how to make decent-sounding choral MIDI files.
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All the music in this episode was composed by Josh Wilson.
- 0:00 – Custom Composer Quest Theme
- 0:46 – 祝你聖誕快樂 (Josh’s fortune cookie song)
- 1:02 – Fugue in C Major
- 1:30 – The Town Theme
- 3:25 – 168
- 4:06 – Duet in F# Minor
- 12:13 – Anything But Four (In 17/8 time)
- 13:14 – The Meter (featuring Zoltan Simon on drums)
- 27:05 – Symphony No. 2
- 37:03 – Wait For It