Category Archives: Medium

Enceladus … “The Little Moon”

  .   A lovely expressive piece  which allows for a free “ad libitum” pulse.  It should be played with very relaxed hands.  Enceladus is technically not difficult apart from the few thirds in bars 30-32 and  38-40.  Dropping lightly … Continue reading

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“Rivulet” … A Lovely Recital Piece

. This pretty piece  takes its inspiration from the ripples of a mountain stream as it cascades over mossy rocks towards a small quiet pool.  The delicate flow of notes moves towards a quiet sequence of gentle harmonic chords before … Continue reading

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“Truth” from “Six Little Quark Waltzes”

  A charming and lively little waltz which features a gently flowing melody enhanced by simple triplets. In the middle section the introduction of a few dotted eighth notes allow a good opportunity to contrast the subtle rhythm variance between … Continue reading

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“Rubato”

  A lovely expressive piece composed to demonstrate the magic of a performing technique often overlooked by teachers and rarely taught to their students.   Which is the subtle distortion of rhythm to conveys emotion.  When used judiciously, Rubato is the hallmark of … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Moonlight

    This is a lovely melodic piece written in the style of the beloved Moonlight Sonata.  It should be played at a moderate speed with emphasis on the melody over softer triplets and chords.   A slight rubato and … Continue reading

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Waltz Whimsy

  This charming and piquant little waltz features a steady and easy-to-play bass.   A lovely modulation from D minor to the relative F major in the middle section offers a subtle change of mood.  There are few performance indications … Continue reading

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