Cedar Creek Treehouse

at Mt. Rainier

Music CDs by Bill Compher

Bill Compher has recorded and produced three CD music programs, which may be purchased by mail order. Cost of each CD is $15.00 (shipping and handling charge is included in the price). You may print the Music CD Order Form for your convenience. (See below for description of CDs.)

Bill Compher, in addition to creating the Cedar Creek Treehouse resort, is also a professional musician. He studied classical guitar at the Florida State University School of Music (1969-71) and has performed as a soloist and teacher across the U.S. His CD "Mistress Winter's Jump" examines his interest in Renaissance and Baroque music, featuring the classical guitar. (See below to order.)

Bill is also an accomplished folk musician (multi-instrumentalist, including fiddle and mandocello), having entertained for 14 years on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad (1981-95) and the Pacific Science Center's Model Railroad Show in Seattle each Thanksgiving weekend (1985-98).  He has performed in over 100 elementary schools in the Pacific Northwest, as well as numerous festivals and events nationwide. "Tales and Songs from the Hobo Jungles" showcases his skills as a storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. "Peace On Earth" treats the listener with refreshing new selections of instrumental Yuletide music. (See below to order.)

Bill is available to play for special celebrations (weddings, gallery openings ...) as well as other public or private events. Please contact Bill at 360.569.2991.

Mistress Winter's Jump

Instrumental classics from "Days of Olde," featuring the classical guitar, with mandolin, mandocello, and recorder. Music of the Renaissance (John Dowland, et al), Vivaldi, Bach, Sor, Tarrega, and more. A musical step back in time.

Side 1: Branle / Villanella #2 / Salterello / Kemp's Jig / Almaine / Largo / Galliard / Italian Pavane / Lady Hudson's Puffe / Minuet / Lagrima / Planxty Sherman

Side 2: Packington's Pound / Mistress Winter's Jump / Italian Pavane / Queen Elizabeth's Galliard / Guardame Las Vacas / Adelita / Dance of the Washerwomen / Salterello / Prelude / Volte / Estudio No. 9 / Estudio No. 3 / The Earl of Essex's Galliard / Can She Excuse?


Tales and Songs from the Hobo Jungle

True stories and adventures of Bill Compher's freight-hopping days, plus classic hobo songs and historical information. This tape has aired on numerous National Public Radio member stations.

Side 1: Boxcar Blues / Introduction / A Visit to the Jungle: Tennessee Slim's First Ride / Hallelujah, I'm a Bum / Dumpster Bill and Freeway Mike's Texas Adventure / Big Rock Candy Mountain (Mac McClintock)

Side 2: Timber's Trip to Tucson / Sunday Night Meeting / Pie in the Sky / Ridin' on the Canadian Pacific / Old Dan Tucker / Dumpster Bill's Close Encounter / Hobo's Lullabye / Epilogue


Peace on Earth

A unique collection of Christmas and secular holiday music, performed on classical guitar, mandolin, mandocello, and alto recorder. Includes music of Turlough O'Carolan, Tarrega, and J.S. Bach. A favorite Yuletide album.

Side 1: I Saw Three Ships/Jeanette Isabella / The Holly and the Ivy / Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / Renaissance Dance / Coventry Carol / Away in a Manger / Good King Wenceslas / I Wonder as I Wander / English Carol Medley / Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady / The Star Carol / What Child is This? (Greensleeves)

Side 2: Deck the Halls / Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming / Carolan's Concerto / Tarleton's Resurrection / Joy to the World / Recuerdos de La Alhambra / Angels We Have Heard on High / O Christmas Tree / Sidney Smith's March / Silent Night

Send check or money order to Bill Compher, P.O. Box 204, Ashford, WA 98304.

Music CD Order Form

Cedar Creek Treehouse, P.O. Box 204, Ashford, WA 98304