Summers Ago

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The middle, and lightest of my first piano book. This is another piano improvisation from the 1970s, laboriously copied from tape to a manuscript so long it had to be memorised to perform. The right hand pinkie (5th finger for non-Scots) needs to achieve a bell-like tone to carry over the texture. There is considerable scope for variation of speed, expression and even some note ties. You can also miss out a whole section between marks if you find it too long. Don't miss the curtain-calls from the texture parts (bb 295, 466). Getting them to balance with the tune is important. Midi playback doesn't do this.

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