Today is the seventh and final piece of piano music – the Saturday of Joyful Days.
Hello Everyone – Today I’m going to do something different for a week and give myself a break. I am going to post a piano piece each day – Sunday to Saturday – and I’ve called the collection “Joyful Days”. Basically I think they’re happy pieces, and are modelled a little bit on Ragtime Music.
I thought of posting all seven days of the week at once and then decided to do it each day. Some are quite short.
So those of you who are not into piano music can take a break too, and I’ll see you all (hopefully) on November 14th!
So here is today’s Joyful Day: Sunday!
Hi – you don’t have to like these (you already know I have an inferiority complex when it comes to music) but I like them anyway – and you don’t have to. Probably my favourite thing I’ve created – at least for today.
It all began with Prelude 2, which came to me in a dream and I lay awake for the rest of the night scared I would forget how it went!
In my dream I played it on a piano in a pub, and everyone left! Have a listen to see why!
There are three new piano pieces HERE at this link. It will take you to another page with links to my compositions of 2021 – including the new piano pieces. Go there if you dare!
Some people like to know how some things are made, so for them these three pieces are based on the same grid made out of the same 12-tone row. If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, it doesn’t matter. One doesn’t have to have the recipe of my fabulous rhubarb cheesecake to enjoy eating it.
To be even more obtuse, below is the grid from which the pieces are created. It is a composition “devise” created by Arnold Schoenberg and other composers in the mid-20th century. All 12 notes of the keyboard are played in a particular order and all are to be played before any note is repeated. Of course, these three pieces here “cheat” – who among us doesn’t break the rules when it comes to writing 12-tone serial music?
Thanks. Back to stories tomorrow.