I have such a backlog of piano compositions to share with anyone who might want to listen, that I hope I’m not testing your patience. However, I want to get the music “out there”. I’ve already passed the age at which all 4 grandparents shuffled off, and am almost at my father’s age… So I want to make sure all the piano music was available so that it could disappear into obscurity on its own merits!
This Second Piano Sonata is a bit darker than the first and is a bit longer. It doesn’t tell a story as such, nor is it autobiographical. For those of you who want to listen but need some sort of image to help with this type of music, it maybe helpful to think of an abusive or disintegrating relationship, which by the 3rd movement starts to crawl out of the tunnel. With this in mind it doesn’t make for an overly pleasant listening experience, but it is a sonata and not music to be played in the supermarket to enhance the shopping experience!
Here is a piano sonata (in three movements). There’s an audio link for those who may want to listen, and the second lot of links is to download the written music for the many thousands who want to learn it and play it in concert halls all over the world. Each of the three movements is downloadable separately.
So here is the Piano Sonata, Opus Who-knows-what. Thanks
I decided to once again post all 15 piano sketches in a block. Last time I posted them individually and I found it tiresome – as many probably did! This way if you want to listen to as little or as many as you like, you can. Besides, I think of all 15 pieces as belonging together somehow.
Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music if wanted.
So here is the Fourth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches. Thanks
Today’s piano piece is called “Carousel” and is the eleventh piece in “A Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches”.
The New Zealand composer, Douglas Lilburn (probably our most well-known composer), wrote an electronic work called “Carousel” that I had to teach as part of the music syllabus to 15 year-olds for about ten years. Of course, I grew to detest it! I guess this piece should have been called “Merry-go-round” instead! I sometimes have told people that “Lilburn taught me”. That’s not exactly true. Years ago, when I was a student at university and had to compose a piece of music in the university’s electronic studio, Douglas Lilburn opened the door and said “Have you finished yet? Because I want to lock up and go home”!
There are two links: one to the audio file (mp3) and one to the printable written music (pdf).