July 10 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Today's piece is Solfeggietto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (aka C.P.E. Bach). The piece is commonly assigned to piano students and appears in many books because it fosters the playing of an even sixteenth note rhythm by alternating hands.
Clarinet starting about a minute in:
Find it on IMSLP, in several anthologies of music at the O'Connor Music Studio, in Piano Pronto: Encore
July 9 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Monday, July 9, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Today's Listening Assignment is Country Gardens by Percy Grainger.
"Country Gardens" is an English folk tune collected by Cecil Sharp from the playing of William Kimber and arranged for piano in 1918 by Percy Grainger.
The tune and the Grainger arrangement for piano and orchestra is a favorite with school orchestras, and other performances of the work include morris dancing.
A piano version:
Piano duet (four-hands)
From the Muppets
And, how a Morris Dance is done:
Find Country Gardens on IMSLP, Piano Maestro (under the method book section) and Piano Pronto: Movement 2
July 8 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Sunday, July 8, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS