I have a lot of music. A lot of sheet music. A lot of recordings. A lot of books...
I use it all- if not for reference, to share, collect, and research. Nevertheless, without the organ console at work (it is away being restored), I am just going through all my music or not all of it, but things that I am interested in, and I am playing through things for the future. I am feeling great, and just seem to be in the spirit of moving upwards with my skill level. I hope that the practice pays off. It's also fun to go through and play things that I bought and have never even looked at! JOY divine!
FINALLY starting to see the minute, and detailed work starting to pay off in some things like the Rachmaninoff transcriptions, and my sight reading of lesser-used keys in my line of work, has become quite a bit sharper.
This morning, and evening, I transcribed two tunes that Liberace wrote. "Start the Day with a Smile" & "When Liberace Winks at Me," I believe they will be fun to work out and perform or record. Very busy today, creative. Henry was definitely trying my nerves though today. He had two buggy rides (his stroller, I call the buggy)- and now is asleep.
Anyway- tonight's practice menu included the following:
Lotus Land, Op. 47, No. 1
Impromptu "A Mountain Brook" Op. 41
Sonata 1: I, III, & IV
David Del Tredici:
Three Dance Portraits:
1: The Dead Moth Tango
I: La Colombe
IV: Instants defunts
VII: Plainte Calme
Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II:
All the Things You Are
Ikonit, Op. 6:
Movement I - The Death of the Mother of God
Movement II - Two Village Saints
Movement V - Holy Women at the Sepulchre
Movement VI - Archangel Michael Fighting the Antichrist