Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Duck Song - Flight

This piece is constructed on only 4 pitches. It is the second movement in "Duck Song" meant to illustrate the weightlessness and grace of flight.

Duck Song - Waddling

Here is my first attempt at composing with a 12 tone row... inspired by the second most numerous species on BYU campus, ducks.

Violin Confesses his Love to Theremin

Experience the tragic story of violin as he confesses his love to theremin only to be told that the feeling is not mutual.

A Melancholy Song

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Where are you little star?

An arrangement I did by commission for Emily Bateman's senior vocal recital at BYU. The piece is written by Mussorgsky, a Russian composer.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


A "Laughing Song" for piano trio. This short piece is a small comical work which can be contrasted to the "Ballade" posted earlier. Its full of bouncing melodies, unexpected articulations and accentuations, and a sneeze!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lifted - for solo flute

Fun experimenting with new ways to play the flute! Here Nicole, the flautist, gets to vocalize into her instrument while playing.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Indoor Thunderstorm

Taking a step into more modern musical expression. This piece was made with a dripping faucet, plastic tupperware lids, and a piano's damper pedal.

Ballade for Piano Trio

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief


Music is about creation and expression. Welcome to John C. Leavitt's music blog where you can hear samples of new music which will hopefully inspire others to create and express in their own way! What would life be with out that ability?