Friday, 27 January 2012

Some more Piano Guys

No I'm not taking commission from them!

They just have so many wonderful arrangements of music that it seems wrong not to to share them!

I love this one, not only because of the awe-inspiring video with the time lapse night sky, or because it is based on Alasdair's favourite song, but also because it reminds me of the very first piece of music I studied at music college.

Twinkle, twinkle?

Actually it was the Mozart Theme and Variations that starts off with the melody of Twinkle Twinkle (which is actually the melody of a French folk song) that I was learning, but it caused great amusement among my friends when they would ask what piano music I was learning and I would start playing them this.

So first, the beautiful version by the Piano Guys

When I started playing this clip, Alasdair immediately said 'Teenkle teenkle ittle dar' and then proceed to sing it over and over as I listened to the following clip, which is Mozart's offering. 

Incidentally, my favourite variation is no VIII, the minor one. But then, from what I have already revealed about my musical tastes (remember Chopin?) this may not come as too much of a surprise to you all!

I might have to dust down the old Mozart book later on!

1 comment:

  1. Makes me smile...Sarah teaches using the Suzuki method (at least initially) not certain if you're familiar w/ that curriculum, but the Twinkle variations can take about a year to get thru...We now sing the "christian" you know them?
    Have a great day!


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