Friends of mine who retired years ago from dot.com-land are raising two wonderful, precocious children. Gus is 11; Lurana is 9. Gus prides himself on his songwriting and piano compositions. I told his parents I'd be happy to transcribe for him.
Yesterday I received a cassette from them, and went to work. But I couldn't just leave it at a mere, simple Finale transcription. I had to do a full, GPO-realized symphonic mock-up.
Here, then, is the triumphant Fairy's Frozen Fountain ; first, the original piano-four-hands version (performed by the composer and his sister), then the GPO orchestration.
I am thrilled to have been able to tickle these kids' ears.....
This is the type of presentation I wish was required in all grammar schools. Shows the move from concept to realization (youth to maturity of vision) with exceptional clarity -- and shows the power of collaberation, master ans student.
I have saved a copy to share with my grandson....who wants to compose, perfect and play all at once -- at age 8.
This is one of the best gifts you can ever give a child. Children are so filled with wonder and imagination and to take a creative work and bring it to life is magical. This is something Gus may remember his whole life. What encouragement and inspiration!
We hope to be hearing the Gus' symphonies someday. Thanks for sharing Gus' work and tell him he already has some fans.