Friday, February 17, 2012

Officially Published... and a Giveaway

What's up?! Half way through February... time is flying. I am leaving for the Dominican Republic on a mission trip this Saturday, and I will be gone for a week. So prayer is appreciated!
Before I leave, I wanted to share something with you guys... remember way back, about a year ago, when I posted this piece? Well, it has been almost one year, and I am proud to say that this piece is now published. Hal Leonard, "the world's largest music print publisher"(as it says on their website), contacted me about four months ago and asked if they could publish my piece Café à la Française. Of course, I said yes, signed the paperwork, etc. (Interesting fact: a better translation is just straight Café Français, which is what the piece is now named. Also, they shortened the piece by taking out the key change.) When they first contacted me, all I wanted to do was to post all about it on my blog. But I knew that it might not work out, so I waited till it was physically published. So if you want your very own copy, just click here!
Here's a picture of it: 

Or... instead of buying a copy, why not get one for free and signed, plus a CD containing five tracks of my music? Giveaway time. It's the classic blog giveaway:

1.) Log onto my website and become a member: 1 entry
2.) Follow my blog: 1 entry.
3.) Comment on this post: 1 entry.
4.) For every person you get to follow my blog, you get 1 entry (and they get 1 entry because they followed my blog). BUT, they have to comment on this post (giving them another entry) saying who got them to follow my blog. (So if you get 100 people to follow my blog, all of them commenting, not only will they have 200 entries collectively, but you'll get 100 entries. And I'll have a lot of work. haha)
5.) Post about it on your blog: 5 entries.
6.) Post about it on Facebook and/or Twitter: 1 entry. (only can be done once on each site... so if done on both, you get two entries).

So yeah... deadline is February 29th. The more entries you get, the better your chances to win.  Drawing for the winner will be taken from the entries and I'll announce the winner March 1st.  The winner will have to email me with their address, so watch for your name on this. Good luck!

And lastly... music. I literally have no new finished music to post. And it's bugging me, because I have to post something! I'll be lame and post something I composed a year and a half ago... it's called At Least You Know Who You Are, based off the Ranger's Apprentice series. Most of you have probably heard it. But hey... hope you like it enough to listen to it again. haha. (Btw, like the new music player?)

Spring break is the week I get back from the Dominican Republic, so hopefully I'll have more time to compose then. As always...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco


  1. I'm a member, I follow the blog, and I am currently commenting. Also posted on both Twitter and FB. (See links.)

  2. Oh, I like free music :D

  3. That's amazing that you had the self-control to not post anything until everything was confirmed.... and I'm SO GLAD it was! Jon, you're incredible, God is incredible...... it's all just epic. So happy for you :)

    Oh, and btw... does this count as my 'comment' for the giveaway? ;) Heh heh.... best giveaway yet!

  4. I follow and I posted about it!

  5. Wow!!! That's so exciting!!! I might have to try and get that from you, since I'm learning piano and looking for good music. ;D

    I'm linking this on FB and will post about this later on my blog. I'll come back to give you the links when I get done. ^_^

  6. Oooh, I like giveaways! Congrats on getting published.

    I do like your Ranger's Apprentice piece enough to pause what I was listening to in order to hear it again. Or maybe twice more.

    I like the new music player.

    Have a good time in the Dominican Republic.

  7. 1. I am on the mailing list. Is that what you wanted? I didn't see anywhere to log in... (1)

    2. I follow this blog ;) (1)

    3. This is a comment. CONGRATS on the publication! (1)

    4. Working on it. (0)

    5. (5)

    6a.!/WintersRead/status/171038635670503425 (1)


  8. Also, I posted it on my blog. (See link.)

  9. Love your work it inspires me and lifts me up. My Dad discovered you through Sandi Patty's album that you were on and of course I got hooked and had to hear everything you made!

  10. Congratulations!!!! I am was so excited when I saw the news on FB. I was hoping that it would come out as sheet music! It's such a beautiful piece music I wanted to learn it and since my little sister is now taking piano maybe it will give her something to work towards. This is a fabulous giveaway! Anyway....

    Am a member of your website,
    Follow you blog
    Commenting now... :)
    Just did a blog post - should have done it days ago... *headdesk*
    Tweeted about it.

    Thanks Jon!

    Have a fabulous day!

  11. I follow your blog = 1 entry
    I left a comment = 1 entry
    I posted on Twitter = 1 entry
    I featured it on my blog = 5 entries

    Great giveaway, Jon! And congrats on getting published! :)

  12. I am a member of your website mailing list.

  13. I've really enjoyed listening to some of your songs that you put on here. I got to this giveaway from

  14. I posted about your giveaway on my blog! =)

  15. Congratulations! That's awesome! :D

    Let's see... I'm a member at your website...
    I follow your blog...
    I'm commenting... :)
    And I tweeted about the giveaway.!/Giiwanaadizi
    And blogged about it!

  16. YAY! Congratulations! That is so cool. I remember when you first posted that piece, and I liked it a lot.

    Oh my gosh, a giveaway! Sign me up!

    1. I'm a member of your website
    2. I follow your blog
    3. I'm commenting now :)

  17. 4. And I tweeted about it:!/Evergreena/status/173482452717813760