Sunday, May 06, 2007

$20 Piece


When we were all young and still taking lessons, my Grandma Fae (Lucy's namesake) would offer her grandchildren $20 if they would learn to play this "little tune". It was her favorite. I think only Katy learned. I wonder if she can still play it? I'm sure. Take a listen:

10 comments:

Katherine said...

I love this song so much. When I was taking harp lessons, I learned the first part, but I like it much more on the piano. Sometime I want you to teach me how to put music on my blog.kj

Kelly said...

You are having the best music on your blog lately! I love to see what you find! Cute story about your grandma!

Lucy said...

This was my Aunt Ruth's favorite song and my sister always played it for her when she visited. I love
Debussy. It sounds so much more simple than it actually is.

ingrid said...

Beautiful! May I ask what artist is playing this recording that you posted? I just performed this piece the other day! LA-LOVE it!

OK, so I am a HUGE Debussy fan and I would like to share my favorite Debussy pieces with you - Nuages (Clouds), which is the first of the orchestral Nocturnes which in the middle section features a Japanese gamelan texture, an orchestra made up mainly of gongs and percussion, but Debussy gave the flute and harp the simple tune while giving the other instruments a static background. Debussy at his finest!

I also love La Mer (a symphonic sketch), and Prelude a l'apres midi d'un fame, based on a poem of Mallarme. These are Debussy's most celebrated orchestral works and are some of the most beautiful pieces. OK, so I REALLY need to start my own blog, so I can share some of my favorite pieces with everyone! Thank you for sharing this piece and the story about your sweet Grandma.

Amy said...

So beautiful & serene. I love your music sharing of late. And you look beautiful in that picture!

Jordan said...

Yes, Ingrid, we are all waiting...

Katy said...

I didn't just learn it--I had to memorize it for those 20 bones. Yes, I can still play it, but not from memory. I'm working on learning on the harp now.

shawnaB. said...

Lovely photos, beautiful words, and now MUSIC? You do not disappoint!

Going to Chicago and you cant' take me? Really not? O.k. then, have a ball with Smarty Pants. :) Nice job, Dr. Mangum! I'm so excited for you - I've always wanted to go to Chicago! Bring back lots of adventure tales!

Jordan, your mother, the Little Hooker, is AMAZING! Those rugs are unreal! Absolutely stunning! As are your Cinderella pumpkins, Lucy with the bread bikini, Seth in the sun, and YOU! Love you, friend!

Michelle A. said...

I absolutely love Debussey. Thanks for sharing!

amy m said...

beautiful music! Thanks for sharing.