Herr Jones von Cayce

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

Mr. Jones of Cayce was called Casey Jones because of his home town. The amount of damages paid out for his mishap was $32.00. The damage to railway equipment was less than $1500.00. The company accident report found Mr. Jones was solely responsible for the accident (surprise?).

I was about to give up on this piece, thinking I had lost my composing abilities. But I pitched out my original version, started afresh, and after an incredible number of revisions, here it is. The mp3 was made using GPO Steinway. A few notes stand out too much, but that's the way it is. Some day, I will improve the recording.

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