The 30 Days Project: Day 4

So Fred & Deborah suggested: “Perhaps combine Gershwin, Chopin and Gregorian Chant.”

I got 2 out of the 3. (Special brownie points if you can name the 2 tunes I’m parodying!) Enjoy!

I confess that I couldn’t play this quite as fast as I wanted it, esp. the middle section. I’d need a couple days to practice it, but that’s not how the project works! 😉

Click play to listen:

Thanks for listening!


The 30 Days Project: Day 4 — 3 Comments

  1. The Gershwinesque bits remind me a little of the middle movement of his Piano Concerto. I don’t know my Chopin well enough to guess that one!

    Nice work, as usual!

  2. I heard something that sounds like a Chopin prelude blended artfully with It Aint Necessarily So, but not trusting my memory, I consulted an uncharacteristically clean looking Schirmer edition of the Preludes in question and was flabbergasted to find the following inscription:
    “To Linda, from across the globe, with warmest wishes…” Jay 7/10/95

    You might ask how did YOUR book of Chopin preludes end up on my book shelf? Obviously a clerical oversight that occurred in my departure from San Diego several years back. Needless to say your item should arrive on your doorstep within 6 to 8 weeks, carefully wrapped in chocolate.

    …all those Schirmer editions look so much alike…

  3. Yikes! Allusions of grandeur.
    Must be something in the air. Or maybe just raindrops.

    Yesterday I was watching this great German movie on DVD
    called Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) and the special features had a section on the composer Gabriel Yared. The director went on to great lengths about the composer’s involvement in the film and how this special “love them” (yeah probably an unintentional allusion) really made the movie. So, I went back and watched it again. Well golly gee. That theme sure sounded like slight variation on the Schubert Impromptu that I tortured myself and other with. Maybe an allusion and maybe I deluded myself.

    Anyway, your Air is just as good but don’t let this note give you illusions of grand yore. You are still a modernist miss.