Saturday, October 8, 2016

My first ever MUSIC VIDEO - just in time for the Halloween season...

I sense there's something in the wind... And it makes me feel like running amuck (amuck! amuck!)

Witches and warlocks, boils and ghouls, I'm pleased to present my first ever music video, just in time to welcome in the season of spookiness. Herein I pay tribute to two beloved Halloween cinematic classics of my childhood, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (covering the haunting "Sally's Song") and Disney's Hocus Pocus (covering "Sarah's Theme," otherwise known as "Come Little Children"). These iconic themes are performed here on violin among centuries-old tombstones, a creepy Victorian house, and even inside a real catacomb! The medley culminates in a mash-up allowing the two "voices" to interweave as a duet.

You can view the video here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/4Pc1Bnox4pA

If you enjoy this audio-visual treat, please be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you'll always be in the know when it comes to my future music videos. And of course, please consider sharing the link on your preferred avenue of social media!

Also, if you'd like to take the music with you on the go, the MP3 is available for download through iTunes, Google Play, & Loudr.

Wishing you all a scary good October,

Samantha



Credits:
All scenes were filmed on location with generous permission at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY
Filming and editing by Erin Fogarty and Ashley Jimenez
"Sally's Song" composed by Danny Elfman
"Sarah's Theme" composed by James Horner
Both original compositions are ©Disney Music Group
Arrangement by Samantha Gillogly
Violin and viola parts performed by Samantha Gillogly
Cello part performed by Susan Davita Mandel
Audio recorded and mixed at Red Room Studio Suite in Brooklyn, NY by Yaiquab "Quab" Be Al Aka

Stay Spooky!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

UPDATE: "Meditations on Bach" now on iTunes too!

Just a quick update to let you all know that my new album, Meditations on Bach, is now available for purchase on iTunes!
Click here to view it in the iTunes store.



As mentioned in the previous post, you can also find it on CDBaby and Amazon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Meditations on Bach" now available!

Happy almost-Spring!  (or happy almost-Autumn to those of you in the southern hemisphere)

Exactly one year ago today I had the extreme privilege of being able to perform an all-Bach recital program at the gorgeous Byzantine-style chapel known as Our Mother of Sorrows at Providence Place in Holyoke, MA. The acoustics were, dare I say, divine, perfectly suited to the haunting resonance of J.S. Bach's violin repertoire. A lovely time was had by all. :)

In addition, the recital was recorded by Artistic Media Associates, Inc.....the result of which, I am excited to announce, is my second full-length album, Meditations on Bach:

Photo by Mark Jordan; Cover design by Samantha Gillogly
The digital album is now available for purchase on CDBaby and Amazon. It is currently being processed by iTunes as well and will be added to their catalog shortly. (Check back here for updates if you are an iTunes-only music shopper.)

You can also preview two pieces from the album on the following Youtube videos:




I sincerely hope you enjoy this album, and that it brings peace and inspiration to you where you may be listening!