I Have listened to your wonderful 25 Kleinigheidjes and given them titles based on my impressions!
Imagined piano diary of the composer Mr. Raymond around 1911. (French and English, mixed.)
1. Mélancolie. 2. Les Belles femmes de Paris. 3. Impressionist. 4. Jeux d´eau. 5. Visiting Norway. 6. Composing for the ballet class again. 7. "Caprice De Hague." 8. I will always remain a Romantic pianist! 9. I have just returned from New York. heard something interesting there! They call it "Blue tone." 10. Finger keyboard dance. 11. Poetic modulations. 12. Virtuoso. 13. Octavia. 14. Intricato. 15. Musorgsky feel. 16. Ballet class with Petrusjka. 17. Independence Day, 1776. 18. Drinking Expresso at the Champs-Élysées 1911. 19. Sturm und Drang, short. 20. Bach, tired after work. 21. Chopin and Liszt meet at Place de la Bastille. 22. Schönberg and Satie discuss Igor's "Le Sacre" at Avenue de Wagram. 23. The first movie with sound. 24. Classic flashback. 25. Why always play the conventional chords!
Thank you for this. They were composed for the 25th jubilee of a friend of mine, each piece is 25 measures exactly (though I smuggled a bit with some pieces putting more motiv's in one measure).
They had other subtitles, just reflecting her whereabouts during her working years at the local library, from childhood to present days. The score has written text, explaining this. And that Wagner-like piece is because she used to live at the Wagner Street.
What an outstanding collection of delightful
little pieces, Raymond!
One shining diamond after another -- you should
definitely score these out and get them into
print. Quite a unique collection -- all 25 measures
-- and each superbly done, my friend. I was
truly quite taken with them!
Thank you all folks. It was big fun making those and trying to get all what there was to say in 25 measures. And my friend loved them too. In stead of a box of chocolate, I thought this was better and healthier.
I'm so glad I didn't miss this collection. What a fantastic idea in the first place, to have 25 pieces-- 25 measures each. I love it when someone is so creative as this and especially when it turns out so brilliantly!
I'm sure everyone will have a favorite, because of the wide variety and scope of feeling and tonal texture on the canvas here. Mine was #13.