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-Demos and Independent Releases-
All works composed and performed by J Roth except where indicated.

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String Derby

Songs written & performed by Srazhalys
 (Paul Cameron, Matt Ides, Ryan Murphy
, J Roth)

1) Phizzle Bom
2) Boggle's Broach
3) Irish Shores

4) Bonfire
5) Ghost Derby
6) Parallel Minds
7) Nuage #2
8) Lauluu
9) K's Labyrinth
10) Jiggy in the Drum

Cover art by Ryan Murphy

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         Songs written & performed by Srazhalys
  (Paul Cameron, Matt Ides, Ryan Murphy
, J Roth)

1) Gypsy Wood
2) Evergreen
4) Mags
5) Django
6) Chanson
7) Ironiya
8) Gylych

10) Fox Run
11) Karakum


Cover art by J Roth

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        Easy (does it)

1) Easy
Little Red Wagon
3) Slept on Rooftops
4) Might as Well Groove
5) Little Star
6) Cicadas
7) Up and Away

9) Hats Off to Kevin Keith
10) The Carpet

Bonus Track:

11) She Said OK

Slept on Rooftops > co-written with Nate Corbett

Ted Hille
Little Star > Ryan Evans & Nate Corbett
Up and Away > Ryan Evans & Nate Corbett
Onomatopoeia > Kevin Keith

Cover art by David Geister

Chickens on the Freeway:
Original Cast Album

-A new, stage musical by
J Roth & J.B. Eckert-

    ACT 1
1) Men and the News
Shards of My Ambitions
3) Chickens on the Freeway
4) Desk
Save Me Prince Charming
The Serum
7) Scourge

    ACT 2
8) Hi-Low Bambi
Silent Jack
10) The Kids are Hungry
11) All Alone
12) Scourge (reprise)

13) To Right a Wrong

14) How We Do News

Full Musician and Cast Credits

       Rekindle Cinema

                     -Soundtrack to the Film-

1) Rekindle Opening Theme
2) Battery Ash Baseball
Trains & Streetcars
4) Old Amusement Park
5) Carnival
6) Skate Show
7) The Neighborhood
8) Ghosts

Rekindle Closing Theme

Cover art by Irena Salgan

      The Little Prince

            -Soundtrack to the New Stage Play-
w/ songs adapted from Mozart's "Fantasy in Dm"
 - featuring balalaika, domra, guitar, and clarinet-

1) The Little Prince's Theme
2) The Desert
Snake's Theme (duet)
4) The Little Prince's Rose (Hello)
5) The Little Prince Travels
6) The Little Prince's Rose (Thorns)
7) Laughing Stars
8) The Fox's Theme (solo)

The Snake'sTheme (emsemble)
10) The Fox's Theme (ensemble)



Cover art by J Roth

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        Brother Nature

            Early compositions of J Roth: 1989-91
    -also featuring Paul Cameron and Ted Hille-

1) Butterfly
2) Leaves
Jester's Crown
4) The Return of Icarus
5) Snowflower
6) Open Up Your Window
7) Sunshine Blues
8) Eck Beck (A River Haiku)

Invisible Rain
10) Rabbits Turn

Bonus Tracks:
11) Wanderings
12) Falling, Still Falling

13) Portland Rain

Snowflower co-written with Paul Cameron
Falling, Still Falling & Portland Rain co-written with Ted Hille

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Horace Greeley the Lesser:
Set Sail for the
Isle of Misfit Toys


-Soundtrack to the Stage Play-
Songs written & performed by
J Roth, Paul Cameron & Ryan Murphy

1) I am and I am Not
Through the Straights of Rationality
3) Set Sail to the Isle of Misfit Toys
4) Bisy Backson

5) Al Superfly
6) Tin Man Too
7) Wee Wee Wee

Bonus Tracks:
DeSpot Yuk Theme 1
SS Theme
Bric-a-Brac Wastes
Slinky Pits
Moonracer Ruins
DeSpot Yuk Theme 2
DeSpot Yuk (Absolute Curtains)

Cover image from public archive

Le Phonometrician

- J Roth tinkers with some classics on the
Ramsey's 1872 Steinway Grand -

1) Satie: Gymnopedie No.1
Handel: Sarabande
3) Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
4) Debussy: Claire de Lune
5) Chopin: Prelude in Em

6) Pachebel: Canon in D

7) Satie: Gymnopedie No. 3


Cover art by Mamed Mamedov

Mamed and the Golden Coins

-Oud Soundtrack to the Shadow Play-

1) Mamed's Theme (Lale Lale)
2) Across the Sands
Gul Yali Dance
4) Mullah
5) Shatranj
6) Iomud-bek

7) Dev Well
8) Night Sands
9) Caravanserai

Cover image from public archive

Detective Gai:
The Case of the
Mess at Tesla's


-Soundtrack to the Radio Play-

1) Gumshoe Haiku
2) No Angel
The Box
4) Tesla's Pigeon
5) Tesla's Death Ray
6) Teslore

 Bonus Tracks from Harmony Theatre's radio play:
              The Sleuth Sisters
7) Zeke
8) Operator
9) Into the Backwoods
10) Zeke Returns

Cover art by J Roth

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Another Hunt...
Acoustic compositions of J Roth
    -also featuring Paul Cameron and Amy Cush-

1) Pressin' On
2) Dharamsala
Roadside Butterflies
4) Mando
5) Novah
6) Gemini: 1st Born
7) Raklo Hum
8) Kok
9) Viper Tamer
10) Cera Cerra
11) Still Melissa
12) Roll on Diesel
13) Chanson
14) Jezzebelle

Bonus Tracks:

15) Get on Back
16) Not Quite Brazil

17) Chapel Jam

Cover art by Daria Pogorelova


-Original Music from the Yolka Stage Plays-

Yolka 2007
Baba Yaga's Theme
Ded Moroz's Lament (They Want and They Want)
Baba Yaga's Cauldron

Yolka 2008
 Little Baba's Song
 Cattail Dance
 Cattail Prance
Baba's Wind

Cover images from public archive

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's
The Camel's Back

-Radio Play Adaptation of the Short Story-  
performed by:
J Roth & the Erstwhilists

Samples from the Play:
Dog-gonest Still Champagne
Nolak's Costume Shop
 1st Intermission
 The Tates
 The Camel Drinks
2nd Intermission
 The Snake Charmer
 The Bale of Hay
 The Marriage of Mirth to Folly
Subtle, Esoteric Sort of Wink

Bonus Music Tracks from the Soundtrack:
The Camel's Back Theme
Waltz for BM

Cover art by J Roth

Wallace & the Dragon

Soundtrack to the Stage Play by:
(J Roth &
Sir Anthony)

1) Opening
The Door/Origin of Species
3) The First Ship
4) Magnificient Conflagration
5) Rain Spectacles
6) Orang Hunt
7) Little Mias
8) Savages/Rain Spectacles (reprise)
9) Dance of the Komodo Dragons
10) The Second Ship
11) By the Letters
12) The Knight of Darwin
13) Seance
14) A Trumpery Affair
15) The Final Ship

Cover art by J Roth

Dragonfly Hunter


-Soundtrack to the Shadow Play-

1) The Dragonfly Hunter
Jabu's Theme/The Darshadkolo
3) Bickersong
4) Hill-san
5) Sejhehii
6) Riidopo
7) The Wingless Flier
8) The Tehii Orchard
9) The Voice of Behei
10) Chameleon's Theme

Bonus Tracks:

Jabu's Theme (on piano)
12) The Dragonfly Hunter (on guitar)

Cover art by J Roth

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     Musicker's Balalaika

                  -Soundtrack to the Stage Play-

1) Dima's Theme/Bessarabia
Beng's Lieutenants/Leningrad
3) Matushka Volga
4) Stalingrad (Bala)
5) The Trampler/Grave Situation
6) The Adder/Wolf's Lair
7) Siber
8) Bessarabia (Reprise)

Cover art by J Roth

Flyhard Jenkins
Radio Show

Featuring the band Srazhalys

1) Flyhard's Formula 
      Flyhard Show Theme

Songs of Srazhalys:
2) Gylych

3) Leningrad

4) Gypsy Wood

5) Flyhard's Closing Theme

Public Service Announcement: Wind Power

Flyhard's Formula
co-written with Terry Kennedy-Lares


Cover art by J Roth

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           -New Soundtrack to the Silent Film Classic-  

Samples from the Score:
Meet Dr. Caligari
 Step Right Up!
 The Abduction
 The Secret Tomes


Cover art by David Geister


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Donovan's Brain

-Radio Drama with New Soundtrack
performed by:

J Roth & the Erstwhilists


1) Act 1
2) Intermission
3) Act 2

Bonus Tracks:
4) Donovan's Bane (An Overture)
5) Spring 2005 Ads

Cover art by J Roth


Musicker's Lantern

-Narrated Soundtrack of the Stage Play-

1) The Wall of Reckoning
2) The Procession
3) The Way
4) Blue Sun
5) The Wretched One
6) The Tower
7) The Raft



Cover art by J Roth

Cat Hmpft

       -Soundtrack to the Stage Play-        

1) Cat Hmpft
3) The Waltz
4) Azure
5) Score
6) Waitin' on Sister Saturday
7) Cut Terms
8) Syrenity
9) Smooth
10) Inkling
11) While All My Blue Ladies Sleep

Bonus Track:
Hope that You Feel Better

Cover art by Mugsy T.

Dragonfly Hunter


-Soundtrack to the Novel-

1) The Dragonfly Hunter
Jabu's Theme
3) The Gala
4) Revealings
5) The Dhao/Dust on the Wall
6) The Satii
7) Behei
8) Closings

Bonus Tracks:
Jabu's Theme (on piano)
10) The Satii (on piano)
11) Sejhehii (from the Shadow Play)

Cover art by J Roth


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The Hunt...
Acoustic compositions of J Roth
    -also featuring: Paul Cameron,
Inesis Vitols, Willie Cupp, Carlos B. Jones, Jeff Nordin, Christine Nordin, and Dan Roth

1) Bala
2) The Gala
3) Cricket Hiccup
4) But a Small Matter in the Karakum
5) Avalanche
6) The Dragonfly Hunter
7) Masha (Alternate Take)
8) Mags
9) Finnian Murphy
10) Wings

Finnian Murphy co-written with Paul Cameron



Cover art by Kelly Frankenberg


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Under a Blue Sun
Compositions of J Roth
   -also featuring: Milt Cannon, Cary Trott, Carlos B. Jones, Kevin Keith, Heather Filbey, Peg Millet, Andy "the Mountain" Millison, Jackie Kolenko, Ryan Evans, and Colin Crockett  

1) Allegiance
2) No Farther
3) May the Cow Jump Over You
4) Masha
5) The Night is Moon
6) Catfish in My Shoe
7) Rooted to a Rock
8) Blue Sun

9) Canoe


Catfish in My Show co-written w/ Kevin Keith
Night is Moon co-written w/ Kevin Keith
& Jackie Kolenko
Canoe co-written w/ Paul Cameron


Cover art by J Roth

St. Theresa's Diesel
songs written & performed by

St. Theresa's Diesel
(Chris Hout - Kevin Keith - Randy Platt - J Roth)

1) Slowpening it Up
3) Untitled #1
4) Tunafish Tease
5) Untitled #2
6) Island of Bees
7) Your Love is Heroin
8) Bust My Chops
9) In the Cage
10) Closing it Down

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