Piano Accompaniment, Marimba - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Phil Beaman. Contemporary Classical, Pop, Wedding, Recital, Old-time. Score, Solo Part. 9 pages. Published by Phil Beaman (S0.554569).
Item Number: S0.554569
Vintage pop romance! This accompanied instrumental solo is a Theme and Variations. For the Theme I used an extract from the 1906 hit pop song "I Love You Truly" by Carrie Jacobs-Bond, a celebrated female composer at the turn of century.
With each variation the melody and rhythm evolve further from the original Theme. The tempo also increases slightly as you progress to each new variation. The first variation adds chromatic embellishment, the second variation syncopates the rhythm, and the third variation uses triplet patterns. More life is added to your romance with each variation!
Each person who has heard this piece hears something different, but in all of them it conjures up vintage courting; and most say it would fit a soundtrack to an early silent movie. So, at heart, this piece is still a turn of the century love ballad, but livened up and fused with subtle influences from other styles and periods.
Perfect for weddings where you are trying to please everyone; a bit pop, a bit classical, and totally romantic!
Works equally well in a classroom or lesson studying Theme and Variations. The easy-going melody only has a range of just over an octave. Its beauty and technique suits it for any recital as well.
6 minutes with repeats, 3 minutes without; 6 page score; 3 page solo part
Recording is of the Cello/Piano version and doesn't take the repeats.
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