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Music 194: Daydream

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This is the third piano piece in “A Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches”.

The photo is taken through my kitchen window. It’s a scene that changes all the time, with the seasons, and the weather, various animals and birds, and light and shadows. It’s forever full of the unexpected! I could daydream all day looking out the kitchen window. I guess I was born to stand at the kitchen sink!

However, the view might be pastoral, but because the house is in a deep valley there’s no cell phone coverage, so who (other than me) would ever want to live there?!

There are two links: one to the audio file (mp3) and one to the printable written music (pdf).

Audio

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Music 193: Tumbleweed

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Today we present “Tumbleweed”, the second piano piece from the “Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches”.

The picture is of a New Zealand type of tumbleweed that likes to scoot along some of our beaches. It is called Beach Spiniflex (Spiniflex sericeus – I looked that up) although I think most people just call it tumbleweed or “that prickly thing”.

The piano piece is not that difficult if you practised your scales as a kid (naughty naughty) – although the chords in the middle are a bit more tricky!

There are two links: one to the audio file (mp3) and one to the printable written music (pdf).

Audio

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Music 192: Into the Deep

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It seems like I can’t keep quiet! The “Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches” for the piano is now finished. Instead of (like last time) posting all 15 at once and the posting going into many junk folders because it contains too many links, this time a piano piece a day will be posted for the next fortnight. (I know the word “fortnight” is not universally used in the English-speaking world but it’s a brevity for “14 nights”!) That way too, one is not faced with the mountainous task of “having to try and listen to all 15 pieces at once”!

The first piece is called “Into the Deep” and is simply a piano arrangement of “The Skye Boat Song” – which is one of my favourite tunes of all time. If I may show off ever so briefly, it might sound simple but I find it almost impossibly difficult to play with all the hand-crossing in it!

Today’s picture is taken from page 334 of a French magazine published every 6 months (beginning in 1860) called “Tour de monde”.

There are two links: one to the audio file (mp3) and one to the printable written music (pdf).

Audio

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Music 162-176: Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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This is to “advertise” my “Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches” for the piano. The style of music is not everyone’s cup of tea, so I’m offering them as a separate link. Clicking here will download a pdf file that contains the written piano music and each piece has a link so you can hear the music. It’s all free! Some of you will think the music has got some wrong notes in it, but I always think that wrong notes make for a lot of fun!

Maybe some famous pianist (better than me!) will download them and play the pieces at a concert resulting in a standing ovation. Or a film star might use the music in an award-winning movie. Or maybe a ballet company will use the 15 little sketches to tell a story – perhaps revolving around the Commedia dell’Arte characters.

One of my new year resolutions was to write 15 little sketches for piano during the year. To my surprise it’s already been done! Who said I couldn’t stick to New Year resolutions!

I hope everyone is well! Don’t feel guilty if you don’t like these! I adore them!!!

Here is a list of links to the audios if you don’t need to see the written music!

  1. Opening curtains
  2. Columbine’s pirouette
  3. Daisy chains
  4. Starlight
  5. Old cowboy yarns
  6. Hornets’ nest
  7. Snake in the grass
  8. Zanni’s grand entrance
  9. Grasshoppers
  10. Dahlias
  11. Walking on eggshells
  12. Hurdles race
  13. His first waltz
  14. Pierrot takes a bow
  15. Closing curtains