Michael Mauldin

Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places
 
 

Senior Pieces: Written for My Students at Their High School Graduation (Book 4)

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Alternative title
Fable, Caravan, Morning Sun, Mountain Run, Starlight, Legend, Peace, Jean's Angels, Rhapsody
Composer
Michael Mauldin
Publisher
Michael Mauldin
Genre
Classical / Piece
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Movement(s)
1 to 9 from 9
Duration
19'55"
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2013

Description
A beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals.

The nine pieces in Book 4 were written at Annacarla between 2011 and 2013. One of them, "Jean's Angels," was written not for a graduating high school senior, but in honor of a different kind of senior. Jean Villasenor, my neighbor at Annacarla, celebrated her 90th birthday there, so I wrote and performed this piece in her honor. I think she has at least two angels who watch over her at all times.

More sound: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/senior-pieces-book-4

Upload date: 18 Sep 2013
Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
5.50 USD
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