I’m finally back! I have so much music to get caught up on I don’t know where to start. But,..first off, I want to thank everybody that responded to my “Old fashion Waltz and Serenade piece. I’ve been away from my home for a couple months and didn’t have access to the internet so I missed your posts.
I’ve already responded to Gary, but thank you again Gary for your kudos on this piece, it was really unexpected but very much appreciated.
Ron---Thanks for your “heap of praise” pyramid”! Although I’m not sure if I’m on top of the heap or at the bottom of it……..probably the bottom.
Jun, I was tickled pink to read your post. Our music is quite different, but if you enjoyed this, I thank you very much. It was so much fun to write.
Raymond, See I’m responding before 2012, a real feat for me seeing that I procrastinate on about everything. Seriously, coming from a man who wrote a fantastic symphony, this means a lot. A symphony is no easy feat either and you mastered it and wrote it, it seams, right out of the hat. All 4 movements work together as a unit so well, and each movement has meticulous form and structure to it---essential if you are to write a great symphony. So well done! I’ll listen to it again soon; there’s so much to sink your teeth into. Loved it!
And Randy, Again, coming from a man who already has a smash hit musical feather in his cap--- okay,..top hat………… these are very kind words indeed! Thanks for listening to my little piece.
Now for this piece. 2009 has not started off in stellar mode for me. Like many people, I’ve seen my income cut in half and I’m scrambling to make ends meet. Then I had a family emergency that took me away from my home for a couple months. I just got back home…..so good to be home! For those of you who remember my first posting on this forum, “Walt’s Waltz” the inspiration was my 3-legged dog ,Walt, who passed away at the beginning of the year.
He was an exceptional dog and I miss him terribly. Not only was he incredibly smart, but had a way of picking me up when nobody else could do so. He could tell if I was having a bad day, and would come over to me and put his paw up on my shoulder and just hold it there while staring into my eyes. If he could talk he would be asking me how he could help me out. For those of you who are dog lovers, you know how painful it is to loose your friend.
When I got home I hadn’t touched a piano or any instrument in a couple months so I wanted to write a short piece. I was thinking about Walt and this piece came out. It gives me a kind of closure and will help me remember him for the rest of my life. It is a very short piece and I’m somewhat rusty at the piano having been away from it for so long, but I hope you can enjoy it despite this. I’ve included the sheet music for those of you who might be interested.
So for anyone who has lost a special pet or person in their past, this piece is for you too.
Farewell Nocturne (audio)
Farewell Nocturne (score)