Paul Reiners writes mostly classical music.
Every 1000 years, all the abandoned, forsaken, and neglected dogs in the world meet at Salisbury Plain and lift their inarticulate, damaged voices in song to praise their God. This isn't the song they sing, but what I imagine it might sound like.
This was inspired by the name "Gabriella", which was the name of Joe Strummer's girlfriend (and later wife). He mentions "sweet Gabriella" in the song "Junco Partner" on "Sandinista!".
Wrecked is how I was feeling when I wrote this. I think it was a Friday night and I was very tired from a week at work and not enough sleep, but I did want to get something written, in the form of a picture score, and recorded that night.
This song is about Sherlock Holmes.
Heavy metal Christmas song. The lyrics are by Eugene Field (1850--1895). Merry Christmas and to all a good year!
This song was inspired by the Clash's song "White Riot". R.I.P. Joe Strummer. God bless Mick Jones.
Walking in the dark through the North Hibbing graveyard.
This piece was inspired by Theodore Roethke's poem "The Lost Son".
A piano piece. The Stevens referred to in the title is the butler Stevens as played by Anthony Hopkins in the movie "Remains of the Day".
Paul Reiners was born in Adrian, Minnesota in 1960. He was a math major in college and lives in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is a computer programmer for IBM.
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