I tried a little experiment tonight. I tried filming myself performing the “Big Tune” in the Picardy D Major at the conclusion (two pages before the end) of my 1960 Piano Sonata #2, from the original manuscript.
It’s pretty crude, and my brain knows the score better than my arms and fingers do. OK, it could use a virtuoso pianist.
The piano sound is not as good recorded on a camera as it is right from Sibelius when played from a digital MPG file.
Indeed, I wrote all this out by hand on the kitchen table, a lot of it o snow days in March 1960, my junior year in high school, before entering it in a composition contest.
This is definitely a “work in progress”.
Also, note, grownups play with toy cement trucks.
(Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:45 PM EDT)