Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy
by Roger D. Linder
This rock opera was conceived and written in 1974, and initially arranged for MIDI in December, 2000 and January, 2001. It has never been formally produced or performed. The associated play was written in 1974 as a first draft for a drama class at California State University, Sacramento, and placed online in February, 2001.

The music (but not the lyrics) is also the basis for 40 Days - Resurrection to Ascension, a musical production based on the events following the resurrection of Jesus Christ, until his ascension and the Day of Pentecost. It was first performed on May 6, 2001, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rio Linda, California. Think of it as a "Jesus Christ Superstar - Part II."

This music was initially prepared using Finale 98 on a Macintosh computer, and subsequently manipulated using Midigraphy v. 1.4.3 and other custom software written by Roger Linder. The produced MIDIs were imported in GarageBand and the resulting MP3s placed online here.
Act IAct II
Prelude to I's Birth
The Dream
I.B.C. News
Three Kings of the East
Presidential Proclamation
Are You Gonna Stay?
Can't Take It With You
Music Will Be My Life
Clarinet Player
When The Kid Gets Heavy
Golden Fingers Theme
A Most Amazing Man
Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy
Rock and Roll Fool
A Most Amazing Man?
If It Wasn't For You
World Reform
Soap Box Story
A King's Farewell
Finale (The New King)

The Novels
Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy
Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy - The Missing Years

A work in progress. Last updated: December 19, 2013
Track current events at the OGF blog

Music, lyrics and play text © 1974, 1975, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 Rocemabra Publishing. All rights reserved.
Roger D. Linder