A Useful Encore Pieceby Norman Davison February 25th, 2014
This piece, although being too insubstantial to warrant programming in a recital, makes a perfect encore. As such it will give pleasurable relief if the recital itself has plumbed greater depths. At home with family and friends, it will always give pleasure.
The simplicity of the composition means that it would be all too easy for it to sound overly sentimental. To counter this, the player needs to produce a tone which is light and warm without any audible trace of vibrato.
As an arrangement, the greatest difficulty will be found in producing good tone in the few notes in the register above the second break. Experimentation with alternative fingerings for these notes would pay dividends.
The setting out of the parts is first class, as is the delivery on-line. As with all music printing, it is best to use 90 or 100g paper so as to produce a quality print.