Compositions  by

Charles  B.  Pyke

Scientific  and  Environmental  Papers,  Articles,  and  Research  Publications

Symphonic  Music, Christmas Carols and Songs, Religious Hymns,  Anthems




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Composition of scientific research papers and articles, published by Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D., on various meteorological, hydrometeorological, geohydrometeorological, climatological, and environmental topics. 

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Professional Experience -- Corporations.

Continental Weather & Earth Sciences, Inc.  Last line. 

Professional Experience -- Associations.

The Associated Science Experts.  Second to last line. 

Professional Experience -- Government, University, and Military.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Flood Control Meteorologist.  Items, lines 1 through 6 and line 8.  [Line 1 is bold-face.]

University of California, Los Angeles...., Research Meteorologist.....,  Item, line 1.

U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard....., Air Weather Service Officer.....  Item, lines 1 and 4 through 6.


University of California, Los Angeles.  Five major academic publications, from undergraduate to post-doctoral.

Undergraduate student:  National award-winning paper on air-sea interaction and development of "perfect storms."  Published in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Graduate student:  Master's Thesis on climatic fluctuations, leading to the discovery of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.  Published by UCLA.

Doctoral student: Joint paper on major January 1969 storms in Southern CA.  Published by UCLA.

Doctoral student:  Ph.D. Dissertation on seasonal distribution of precipitation in western U.S. and Baja California.  Published by UCLA. 

Post-doctoral research meteorologist:  Pioneering paper on relationship of El Nino and La Nina to North American weather.  Published by NORPAX.


Hundreds of publications listed on 10 lines.  The item listed on line 3 duplicates the Continental Weather & Earth Sciences, Inc. publication, listed above. 

Composition and Arrangement of Symphonic Music, Ballets, Christmas Carols & Songs, and Other Musical Genre:  See details below.








Items in each list are tabulated in reverse chronological order.


Select list of compositions completed and awaiting computer scoring and publication:

Cheer Up!  The World is Full of Laughter  (upbeat religious hymn, music and lyrics -- completed in 2006 and sung as tenor soloist in church)

Have Faith in the Lord  (religious hymn, music and lyrics -- completed in 2004 and sung as baritone soloist in churches) 

Come See the Baby  (Christmas Carol, music and lyrics -- completed in 1979 and sung by numerous church choirs)

Select list of compositions, awaiting completion and editing of music and/or lyrics, then computer scoring and publication:

The Birds in the Christmas Tree:  Christmas Song, for vocal soloist, with chorus of small children as birds  (music and lyrics nearly completed; orchestration in progress)

Concerto #1 for Piano, Harpsichord, and Orchestra  (orchestration in progress)

Rondo on Familiar Minor Themes  for Piano and Orchestra  (orchestration in progress)

Christmas Eve Bells: Christmas Carol  (music completed, lyrics in middle stages of composition)

Musical arrangement, awaiting final editing, then computer scoring and publication:

The Return Home.  Arrangement of 19th Century orchestral ballet music into a dancing nighttime adventure, with addition of spoken dialogue written by Charles B. Pyke.

A sampling of compositions and arrangements in conceptual stage -- to be composed, computer scored, and published:  

Concerto for Thunderstorm and Orchestra:  Impressionistic orchestral music woven around a (yet to be) recorded thunderstorm  (in conceptual stage)

Concerto #2 for Piano, Harpsichord, and Orchestra  (in conceptual stage)

Dozens of other compositions, and more than 300 additional melodies and other symphonic fragments, awaiting integration into full-fledged compositions







SYMPHONIC COMPOSITIONAL EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE::  Items listed are in reverse chronological order.


Recent launch of  Compositions by Charles B. Pyke, LLC [formerly registered as Symphonic Compositions, LLC],  for professional composition and publishing of own original solo, orchestral, religious, and Christmas music and songs, plus arrangements for piano AND orchestra of various piano OR orchestral compositions. 

Judging piano performance in annual competitions of music students, West Los Angeles College, for five consecutive years. 

Extensive participation in local symphony orchestras, chamber music societies, and musical productions for more than 30 years. 

Numerous arrangements and performances of vocal harmonies and descants, along with piano accompaniments, for songs, hymns, and Christmas Carols.

Composition and arrangements of classical music, religious hymns, Christmas Carols, and songs for piano, choir, vocal solos, and/or orchestra. 

Vocal performances, including solos, in school, church, and Federal Government choirs.

University and high school courses in harmony and music appreciation.

Piano, double-bass (string bass), and violoncello (cello) in school orchestras.

Piano lessons (12 years) in classical (symphonic) music, in addition to classes in cello and string double-bass.











Charles B. Pyke began to play the piano by ear as a very young child.  His preferences in music were always in symphonic music (often referred to as "classical music").  His particular choice of symphonic compositions has always been from the late Romantic Era, especially those by the Russians.  His five favorite composers, in decreasing order, are Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, and Mussorgsky.

Variety of Specialties.  Charles B. Pyke, is also a Meteorologist (Ph.D., UCLA) and is President / CEO of Environmental Science & Energy, Inc., but he has always had a strong desire to compose symphonic music, Christmas Carols and Songs, and religious hymns in his "spare time."  He recently launched his newest company, Compositions by Charles B. Pyke, LLC.  








Telephone contacts  for Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.: 

(435) 932-2997  Compositions by Charles B. Pyke, LLC.

(435) 799-3941  Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.

(888) 786-7696  The Associated Science Experts.

(435) 755-3220  Personal Businesses.





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