Category Archives: music composition

Maybe Late or Early


In May last year I sketched the outline of a melody as a piano piece, and promptly forgot about it.  However something has got me into music mode over the past couple of weeks, starting with rediscovering that wonderful Elgar … Continue reading

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A Quartet of Trios with Coda


In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge Trio: This trio is banded together, By musical ties you can sever … (Though squeakers they be, Harmoniously, Which is, I suppose, very clever.)   And talking of trios, I wrote … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day, Delville Wood, and a March.


At the 11th hour of 11th November, 1918, an armistice was signed ending the four years of warfare in World War 1.   Since that time it has been a custom in Commonwealth countries to honour the fallen on that date every … Continue reading

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A Musical Re-Dusk-covery


Scrabbling through a stash of sheet music in one of our garages, in a box still to be unpacked further, I came across the piano score of ‘Dusk’ by composer Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960).  He was a popular songwriter of … Continue reading

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