5 years in the making "The Nutcracker Suite" for solo piano breaks new ground in retaining the sound of Tchaikovskys masterpiece. Existing editions for piano have simplified and reduced much of the original music, but through the use of various piano techniques Templeton has maintained all levels of the score. To see a page of the Overture, and hear an accompanying midi file go to Overture

Mark Templeton has done a variety of classical performances and recording. From Bach's "Well Tempered Clavier" to Prokoviev's "Peter and the Wolf" his repertoire is extensive. He studied piano with Sylvia Schumacher, graduate of the Paris conservatory. She was a student of Robert Cassadseus,the renowned pianist who premiered many of Ravels works. Mrs.Schumacher's demanding regimen, which included the study of harmony and composition as well as piano, formed the foundation on which Templeton builds today.

Flutist Duane Reilley and Mark have worked together in a variety of situations. A 2001 recording session included several pieces from Bach's Sonata #6 for Flute and Harpsichord. To listen, see J.S.Bach : Allegro

Original compositions and Orchestrations have been a focal point of Templeton's activity. Hungarian composer John DiBalyani recently commissioned a computer based "mock up" of his first piano concerto. With the use of the current recording and sequencing technology Templeton has been able to achieve a high degree of realism. To hear an excerpt of an original composition using this technique, see Mark Templeton : Symphonic

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Listen to the Classical Recordings



Core Ingrata:

Phil LoPresti (tenor), Mark Templeton (keyboards)

This aria showcases the vocal talent of LoPresti and the orchestral "mock-ups" that Templeton creates using an Akai S5000 sampler and Emagic Logic Audio Platinum
Mark Templeton : Symphonic Sketch

An original piece, all parts performed on the keyboard.
J.S.Bach : Allegro from Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord Duane Reilley - Flute