The Big Think

March 19, 2010

Pianist

Filed under: Music — jasony @ 11:59 am

My wonderful wife, Erin, is in the midst of a massive practicing binge, spending about six hours a day at the piano. She’s been hired by the local school district to play for their upcoming UIL contest. She’s done this, as well as played for Christmas concerts, for many years.

They typically do more challenging pieces for UIL, but this year they’ve pulled out all the stops with their selection of J’entends Le Moulin by Donald Patriquinn. It’s got a humongous, almost cruel, piano part. Listen to it here and try to isolate the piano part.

Erin is such a skilled pianist (with a bachelor’s in performance in a masters in pedagogy) that she was able to learn this while piece in about four days. It’s not up to speed yet, but it’s getting there.

Go sweetie!

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