Who is the Author & What Kind of Music is this?

The songs, lyrics and melodies, were written and performed by Frank Princiotta, Chapel Hill, NC (fprinciotta@msn.com). He is a retired chemical engineer who directed an environmental research program for the United States EPA. He has written these songs over a 50 year period. He is responsible for all aspects of this collection including arrangements, instrument selection, mixing and recording. He believes that an artist can best control the quality of his art by controlling the total production process. He was aided in this effort by a state of the art computer based hardware and software in his own home studio. The songs are copyrighted but have not been published. He has performed many of these songs in open house venues and enjoys discussing the songs before he performs them.

150 Original Songs free to download No Gimmicks-No Games >>>Q&As

Q: Why would anyone give away songs for free?

A: The songs were not written & recorded with profit as a goal. They were written as artistic creations with the objective of utilizing the power of music to highlight important themes such as values, family, friends, the environment, aging, evil  and war. The author would like his work to be shared with anyone interested in such music. All that is requested is that the authorship of the song be acknowledged if used in a public or profit making venue.

Q: How do I use the site to hear & download music?

A:  There are two sets of music compilations: the 7 CD Albums & the eleven Theme Albums on the home page. The CD albums are compilations of selected songs released over the last four years, with broad themes related to the flow of time, e.g., Volume 1, One of These Days, released January, 2009. Note that the last CD on the list was dedicated to an Environmental Theme: When Will We Learn?, Songs Dedicated to Mother Earth. The Theme Albums include songs with a common theme, e.g., Family.  Just click on the titles & the songs available can be played with synchronized lyrics and are downloadable.

Q. What gives with the Songs of the Month?

A. Every couple of months I will highlight selected songs. These could be new or updated/upgraded songs or those that may be particularly relevant to anniversaries (9-11-2001) or recent current events, i.e., another gun related massacre

Q. Why was the synchronized lyrics feature included on the web site?

A: The lyrics are critical to understanding & appreciating this music.

Q: Can I provide feedback?

A: Feedback would be appreciated, & can be provided via the contact button at the top of the home page

What's new?

(a) History Theme Album (see below) 16 songs dealing with events and famous people from long ago. Songs about Thomas Jefferson, Anne Frank, Princess Diana, JFK, Adolf Hitler and events such as the 9-11-2001 tragedy, the Irish Famine and the Challenger disaster are remembered via original songs.

  • Note that the theme graphic is a collage representing all of the songs in this theme album.

(b) Song of the Month for March 2017 Added "Beautiful America-which way will you go?" Also 23 songs new or upgraded since December 2014. Click below to get to Songs of the Month page.

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            Songs of the Month/Year

                       Songs By Themes

War
Family
Aging Blues
Friends
Death
Evil
Values
Goodbye
Lost youth
Tragedy