Creations - available at SuperScore and Amazon
- Morning Sun
- Far Star
- Alien Meeting
- Mr Bumble
- Dark Wood
- Party Mood
- Little Waltz
- River Ripples
- Robot Walk
- Sea View
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This collection comprises twelve ‘piano scenes’, varying from lively and animated to more sedate and relaxing. Written for the intermediate pianist, the pieces deal with nature and the more bizarre, such as robots and aliens. They require different playing techniques, such as staccato and syncopation. Each piece is detailed below, with clickable images to sample videos. These are all available on the SuperScore App
1 - Morning Sun
A gentle, 3/4 work, reminiscent of the beginning of a spring day. With the sunshine dappling over a calm sea, the mood is calm and serene.
7 - Party Mood
This piece is fairly fast, with a short, 4-bar introduction which sets a rag-time mood. The left hand provides the main drive .
2 - Blackbird
The British black- bird is usually very black, with a bright yellow beak. It emits a very shrill, warning to rivals but can also create a beautiful song.
8 - Drewdrop
Dew is intriguing in how it reflects light and provides optical illusions with a jewel-like appearance.
4 - Alien Meeting
If two or more aliens meet, what would it be like? Their chat may be discordant and ‘bitty’. This is a musical conversa- tion between two hands, ending up agreeing in unison.
10 - River Ripples
A river is a good source of musical ideas, with sheen, ripples and charisma. Pedaling, softness and the use of quavers enables the music to flow, like water.
5 - Mr Bumble
The white tailed bumble bee is common in the UK. Its loud buzz dis- guises its peaceful, solitary nature. He is not a collector of pollen but still has appeal.
11 - Robot Walk
Robots have a rep- utation to be clunky and clumsy. The accents. sta-ccato, and sudden key changes, make it a cheeky and like a wobbly, unsure, robotic walk.
6 - Dark Wood
This piece is slow and it is necessary to wait patiently to play the next chord/note. The key is minor (A minor), adding to the darkness and to the sombre mood.
12 - Sea View