I uploaded Topless the original version- it’s for cello and piano, and it will be alot more managable on the piano for some of you. As new chamber music is often difficult to perform the way the composer intended, I uploaded the entire piece as mp3, this might also help anyone learning the solo piano version as well. It is a romantic early 20th c. style piece and should be performed in a way somewhat close to that period.
I also put the individual part for the cellist who might want something to read. More chamber music to come…!
I thought I would upload a choir piece of mine. “Uguisu” is for Soprano, alto and piano. It may be sung with just two people or a full choir. It runs about 3 minutes and is not too difficult for young singers so it is very programmable. The text is in Japanese (from a Hitomaro poem) but the translation is something like this:
In the empty mountains
the leaves of the bamboo grass
Rustle in the wind.
I think of a girl
Who is not here.
In the Autumn mountains
The colored leaves are falling.
If I could hold them back,
I could still see her.
Gossip grows like weeds
In a summer meadow.
My girl and I
sleep arm in arm.
Here is another intermediate level piece that I thought I’d share. It is a good exercise in holding longer note values with your pinky and playing shorter quarter and eighth notes with the other fingers.
You can also see me play some of these excerpts on youtube.
Here is the exposition to the g minor sonata:
Here is an intermediate piece that I always liked. It’s part of a sequence of Japanese preludes. This is the third. I plan on uploading many more for my students who like to play these shorter pieces. Also for those of you who find any notational errors in any scores PLEASE e-mail me! I will be happy to fix them, as I do not have an assembly line of people to proof read I will occassionally miss something.
I finally got this thing going. I will try to upload some choral and chamber music as well, and some easier pieces for my students who asked about it.