“Beauty” from “Six Little Quark Waltzes”


A charming  little waltz which features a gently flowing melody enhanced by simple triplets.    The notes are easy and the bass accompaniment features a very few basic chords. A good choice for students learning to  use   the pedal  effectively since a single easy change for each measure will suffice to keep a smooth legato.

Quark Waltz 6

 Click on the link below to download the full score↓

Quark Waltz No. 6

      And to listen to a live performance↓


What is a “Quark” waltz?

Good question. It’s a mixture of quantum physics and pure whimsy on my part.

According to the Standard Model in particle physics,   quarks are  elementary particles and are  the fundamental constituents of matter.   There are six types and the names assigned to them by some of the most serious thinkers in the world are so delightfully silly that I was inspired to create siz waltzes corresponding to the six recognized types of quarks.  Up and Down, Charm and Strange  … and Top and Beauty (or Bottom).     Each pair are a positive and negative.

Bottomonium MesonHere is a “Bottomium Meson”.   It is composed of one bottom quark and an anti-bottom quark,

You have to love the physicists who dream up these names.
Makes Quantum Theory a lot more fun!.
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One Response to “Beauty” from “Six Little Quark Waltzes”

  1. Name is pure whimsy, a delightful waltz from the most talented physicist composer of music in the world today of quark waltzes, no small accomplishment and not as quirky as you may be led to believe!👏


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