Works in Progress

Debra Lynn's Compositional Journey



What’s the Score?: Episode #7 “When You Wish Upon a Star” as thematic inspiration in John Williams’ film score “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Episode #7: 11 October, 2020. Debra explores themes from Johns Williams' film score "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and their origins in fragments of Leigh Harline's well-crafted song "When You Wish Upon A Star." (31 mins) Recommended Listening: "Close... Continue Reading →

What’s the Score?: Episode #6 Patchworking in the music of Charles Ives

Episode #6: 4 October, 2020. Debra opens her composer's toolbox to explore a technique called "Patchworking," especially in works by Charles Ives (1874-1954). (33 mins) Recommended Listening:  “Three Places in New England” composed by Charles Ives — specifically the 2nd... Continue Reading →

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