The Goblins and the Gravedigger

I have contributed a few songs for Kenny Chumbley's new musical, The Goblins and the Gravedigger. Here are some demo tracks with songs I worked on that will be featured in the full production.

01

A Gravedigger is Hard to Find

This was the first track I worked for the musical in the fall of 2021. Out of all the tracks I worked on, this one takes the most inspiration from my academic background, with a few accompaniment styles in the piano. It's meant to be a fun, jaunty

melody with text-painting in the music's tendency to fall.

A Gravedigger is Hard to FindKenny Chumbley, Joshua Iyer
00:00 / 01:51

02

A Christmas Love

Kenny sent me a melody he liked, which I re-arranged for strings and piano to give it a gentle love-song flavor. In the demo you can hear how the orchestra backs off to let Marion sing her melody alone, but as the piece progresses, the two sing a duet, and the violins can't help but join in with their gorgeous singing.

A Christmas LoveKenny Chumbley, Joshua Iyer, Tim Janis
00:00 / 01:23

03

Grub's Burial

I worked on this track as I had a few more covers produced under my belt, and I could utilize my software instrument library in Logic even more. I went all-in for a musical instrumentation, and tried to write a track that would groove and still feature that falling motif I'd established in the first track's text-painting.

Grub's BurialKenny Chumbley, Joshua Iyer
00:00 / 01:24