A Song Without Words Arranged for Piano

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A Song Without Words is in 6/8 time but it has an interesting aspect to the meter. The melody line has the feel of 3/4 and the accompaniment has the feel of 6/8. The melody is in a high register. Its tempo is slow. These factors give this piece moments of a slight ethereal effect. So, for me these characteristics make this song feel rather meditative and somewhat longing with a gentle waltz rhythm. Because of the slow adagio tempo and smooth line on top of the underlying regular, two groups of triply divided beat, it also is a lullaby. This little piece has a little waltz emphasis that comes up twice. It represents a yearning to dance. One may find the music to float and move gracefully. I find this same kind of nature with how the cosmos seems to move in the bigger view of the Universe. It is only a little piece, a small work, but it has come forth from some underlying meaning in friendship, so it holds that kind of value if one can see it.

Score ID
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Modern classical music

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