is my August recital piece. The title comes from the call and
response structure to the piece, reminding me of twins. It is in the
key of C, recorded on a Casio PX150 digital piano. I use Audacity to
boost the volume.
link. The Adult beginners recital with the many participants is at link2.
The Capistrano suite is three short piano pieces. They are inspired by the swallows of San Juan Capistrano. They return to San Juan Capistrano (Southern California) in March, and leave for Argentina in October.
The old mission building circa 1776 is sometimes used by the nesting birds. The town celebrates the return of the swallows on St. Joseph's Day (March 19th).
There are three movements, about six minutes total:
Leaving Capistrano (in Bb)
Light as a Feather
Clear Blue Sky
Here is the link to the mp3. This my May recital piece for Piano World (recital 42). The recital isn't live quite yet, but here is a link to the forum (link2). Enjoy.
been writing music for a while now, long beyond my four years on
piano. Clear Blue Sky is some of my best work (mp3). This is from a
live performance, recorded at Namaste Cafe in January 2016. It is a
Kimball grand piano, with a mic, pumped through a p/a system,
recorded on a voice recorder. Kudos to the sound man for helping make
such a clean sounding field recording. It is part of the Adult
Beginners Forum virtual piano recital for February (#27 at link2).
For the 40th Adult Beginners Forum recital, one suggestion was to revisit an early piece. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was one of the first pieces I learned when I started in March of 2012. Here is the link to the new version (link). Enjoy.
My May 2015 ABF recital piece is Con Te Partiro. Instrument is a Casio PX150 digital piano. This time I recorded on board, then played back "live" and recorded the audio to a voice recorder. Hopefully, this makes for a recording with more life.
Here is the link to the MP3 (link). Piano lovers can find the entire recital of over 50 submissions at link2.
From the Wiki
"Con te partirò" (literally
"I will leave with you") is an Italian song written by
Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was
first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Festival and
recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first
released as an A-side single with "Vivere" in 1995, topping
the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best selling
singles of all time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time
record sales there.
A second version of the song, sung
partly in English, released in 1996 as "Time to Say Goodbye",
paired Bocelli with English soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved
even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including
Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history.
Brightman and Bocelli produced a version with Brightman singing in
German and Bocelli in Italian, with this version being available on
the CD Time to Say Goodbye. That version alone has now sold
more than 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of best-selling
singles of all time.
New upload is called Mockingbird. I
started with a left hand motif and developed it. It is in C minor.
The title comes from the call and response nature of some phrases,
which remind me of how mockingbirds imitate other bird calls. Link1 to
MP3 at box.net.
I submitted this for the February 2015
ABF recital. Those that love piano music can listen to 60+ piano
uploads by other amateurs with this online player (link2 to text thread, link3 to player).