Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gemini August ABF recital

Gemini 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.

MP3 link. The Adult beginners recital with the many participants is at link2.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Capistrano suite

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.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Clear Blue Sky - live

I've 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).