Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New Music

Hee! Rob was poking around on the web last night, looking for some small gifts for people (including me), and stumbled upon piano music - lovely New Age style piano music that I've been looking for for about ten years now. Even as we speak, the music for Cristofori's Dream and The Gift among others have started wending their way in this direction. This will be the first new piano music I've had in ages - since my eldest brother and his wife got married to be precise (they asked me to play, and I felt justified in spending some money).

Another bonus, Rob really likes several of the pieces, which means he can stop nagging me to practice things he likes instead of the stuff I like. I generally gravitate to Debussy, Chopin, and Beethoven while Rob would really rather I played more rock and ragtime. We both love The Gift, however (sorry, I can't find a video or audio file of it), and the Windham Hills collections in general, so this should provide some good times.

Unfortunately, even once it arrives, I still have to wait until Christmas before I can take it to the keyboard!

3 comments:

wh44 said...

Cristofori's Dream is beautiful. Is this - "the gift jim brickman piano cover" (youtube) - the one you mean?

Perpetual Beginner said...

Cristofori's Dream has been a favorite of mine for over a decade now. It took me forever to find a CD of it, and then forever again to locate sheet music.

Jim Brickman's The Gift is lovely (I hadn't heard it before), but the one I'm getting is from Philip Aaberg. The Amazon listing has a clip ( http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Philip-Aaberg/dp/B00006IIXD )

Becky said...

Wow, that is beautiful music! Of course, Cody playing his tuba in the other room really adds to the ambiance. :)