This is the penultimate piece in the collection: Ten Short Easy Piano Pieces.
’Heartening and uplifting’ - John Lill, CBE
’I am impressed by Charles McCreerys collection of pieces; they are all so different. I think my favourites are Envoi, Antique Song and Canon - I find the counterpoint very appealing…Story is a piece I could easily give to some of my pupils to play. And the Marches work very well…Altogether an album that many young players would be pleased to acquire’- Dr Julia Gasper, LGSM
This piece should sound grand and assertive, as the title implies, but still reasonably legato, rather than thumped. The square triplet brackets above the right hand staff at the opening and elsewhere indicate that the right hand tune, considered in isolation from the left, can be considered as being in 3/4 time for some of its course. If this is born in mind when playing, an effect of cross-rhythm may be created. (To see the same theme treated in 3/4 throughout, see ’Canon’ from the same collection.)
A bound and illustrated volume of the complete set of Ten Short Easy Piano Pieces is available from the online music retailers, Tutti, at: http://www.tutti.co.uk/search?q=mccreery