Paul Reiners

Paul Reiners writes mostly classical music.

The Defeat of the Dog: Salisbury Plain

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.

[ tags: dog worship god salisbury plain ] [ genres: glitch classical ] [ info: 2:12 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Go Home

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!".

[ tags: joe strummer junco partner gaby salter sandinista ] [ genres: folk acoustic ] [ info: 1:16 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


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.

[ tags: work no crash wrecked tired friday sleep ] [ genres: electronic avant garde ] [ info: 1:35 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Lady Morphine

This song is about Sherlock Holmes.

[ tags: fog sherlock holmes morphine london ] [ genres: psychedelic folk ] [ info: 1:10 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Jest 'Fore Christmas

Heavy metal Christmas song. The lyrics are by Eugene Field (1850--1895). Merry Christmas and to all a good year!

[ tags: eugene field christmas ] [ genres: metal punk ] [ info: 3:54 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


This song was inspired by the Clash's song "White Riot". R.I.P. Joe Strummer. God bless Mick Jones.

[ tags: clash mick jones joe strummer ] [ genres: punk electronic ] [ info: 2:54 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

St. James Infirmary Revisited

Walking in the dark through the North Hibbing graveyard.

[ tags: north hibbing graveyard dillon dark cemetery ] [ genres: classical electronic ] [ info: 4:19 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

'Tis Time

[ tags: reich shakespeare macbeth exorcist john lydon ] [ genres: avant garde experimental ] [ info: 2:01 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

The Lost Son

This piece was inspired by Theodore Roethke's poem "The Lost Son".

[ tags: theodore roethke ] [ genres: classical acoustic ] [ info: 1:53 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Stevens' Ghost

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".

[ tags: piano day remains stevens anthony hopkins ] [ genres: classical acoustic ] [ info: 0:19 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


[ tags: piano erik satie ] [ genres: classical acoustic ] [ info: 0:59 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

[ tags: flute dylan organ godel ] [ genres: classical avant garde ] [ info: 3:58 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

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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