From the start, Arthur Breur's compositions were very affected by the music in movies and on television. It is not in jest that he points to the music performed on such television shows as “Sesame Street”, “The Electric Company”, and “The Muppet Show”—not to mention the superb songs of “School House Rock”—as sources of inspiration. Further, many excellent scores for movies of that time, such as Escape to Witch Mountain, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek, and others, fascinated him and formed his ideas on how music should “work”—with accessible, easily remembered themes that can be associated with specific things, people, or feelings. His music was also heavily influenced by an excellent music program at his childhood church.
Three Representative Works:Sky in Motion (piano solo) (2014)
Faithful Companion (concert march)(2015)
George Takei Rag (piano solo) (2013)
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Oregon Connection: My husband and I moved to Portland in late 2011 following a job opportunity for him—and we both immediately felt that this is the best place we've ever lived. Here in Portland I currently organize the Portland Piano Players group on Meetup.com and in 2013 started the Arts Committee in the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, focused on promoting, producing, and presenting arts events in and around Tualatin and giving back to arts education in the community.