I am putting tracks of individual piano pieces on Youtube alonmg with recent one-hour collections. New material will be posted at the top.
PIANO RECORDINGS 2020 part 2:
An hour of B.Storace, Chopin, Pasquini, Pellegrini and Scarlatti.
Piano Collection 2020, part 2
PIANO RECORDINGS 2020 part 1:
An hour of Handel, Bernardo Storace, Vincento Pellegrini and Domenico Scarlatti.
Piano Collection 2020, part 1
This suite is a collection of musical portraits of a number of characters from Charles Hamilton's Bunter stories, which featured in The Magnet for many years. Thomas Johnson wrote the pieces for Hamilton and gave him the ms when he visited him in 1947. The inscription to Charles Hamilton (aka Frank Richards) covers half of the last page, and reads as follows:
"Greyfriars School, A Suite by Thomas A Johnson: To Frank Richards, in appreciation of many happy hours spent with his dream children."
Quelchy - with Ashplant
William George Bunter
Harry Wharton & the Famous Five
THOMAS ARNOLD JOHNSON
An unpublished piece by T.A.Johnson, composer of sight reading pieces and more substantial works for learners - and, of course, the Greyfriars Suite. Not sure of the date of composition - probably sixties.
CHOPIN PLUS ONE
A version of the Minute Waltz (op. 64 no 1) with four beats to the bar instead of three.
A tribute to Chopin by Clement Doucet. It starts with a phrase from the A major polonaise, and then we hear a number of Chopin tunes viewed in unusual ways. I heard this originally on Youtube played by Marc Hamelin, couldn't get the score, so wrote my own arrangement.
This fugue is taken from Draghi's Six Suites. The overall standard of the Suites isn't very high, but this untitled piece caught my eye. It is definitely a fugue, and you can hear the subject working its way through the different parts, though it disappears a little way before the end.
ND, Dec 2020
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