(To be released on August 30th 2021) All of the music was composed for solo piano in the summer of 2021. 'Stems-and-Branches for Paola Paoletti' was composed for my wife’s birthday. The title comes from a Chinese system of 60 year cycles affecting transformations and interactions. It was composed using an odd scale of C, D, E, F, G, A sharp and B. This scale allows for triads of both G major and G minor and the piece mainly consists of alternating these two chords. 'Unintended Consequences' “are outcomes of a purposeful action that are not intended or foreseen.” Wikipedia. 'Making a Hole in The Water' is an Italian phrase for when you try to do something and end up unable to do it. 'Sympathetic Resonance for Gemma Donati,' Is a very slow piece composed using a whole tone scale of C sharp, D sharp, F, G, A and B. 2021 is the anniversary of the Florentine poet Dante’s death in 1321, and during the festivities much will be made of his beloved Beatrice, but I wanted to dedicate a piece to his little mentioned wife Gemma Donati, with whom he had a least four children. 'Joyful Silence in the Convent of Via Dei Bruni' was composed after visiting the Carmelite convent in the hills above Florence, where I was impressed by the serene environment. It is composed using a scale of C, D, E flat, F, G, A, and B. 'The Wrong Note.' My music is generally diatonic using seven notes. With this piece the majority of the music is composed in the standard C major scale, but every so often new unrelated notes break into and possibly disrupt the flow. 'Wistful Music' Is very slow and uses an odd scale of C, D, E, F, G A flat, B flat. The left hand plays repeated octave Cs in different octaves and in changing time signatures while the right hand goes through a cycle of sixths (C, A flat, F, D, B flat, G, E) in different times to the left hand, so the overall effect is familiarity and expectation tempered by the unexpected. 'The Last Note,' was the last piece written and is composed in a regular diatonic scale.