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Senior Recital!

If you were not able to make the World Premiere (Or would like to hear some of the works again), please come to my senior recital this Friday on March 6!  There, you will hear The Light Princess, Taking Candy, and five other brand new works that were not at the world premiere.

I hope to see you there!

Senior Recital Announcement

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Two Concerts? What’s the Difference?

Several people have approached me recently wondering what the difference is between the two concerts (February 27 and March 6).  I wanted to help clear that up so that you can decide which concert you would like to go to.

February 27 - Tunes, Tales, and Truths

This concert wll be tomorrow at 7:30pm at Grace Baptist Church (for directions, click here).  Doors will open at 7:00pm and the entire concert will be about 1 1/2 hrs long.

Tunes, Tales, and Truths! is a concert that is geared toward people of all ages and will be featuring the live Grace Baptist orchestra (a 60 piece ensemble) as well as a choir.  Some of the pieces you will here there are:

Amy's Senior Recital

My Senior Recital will be held on Friday, March 6  at 6:00pm at The Master’s College (for directions, click here).  Doors will be open at 5:45 and the whole concert will be an hour long.

Some of the pieces you will hear at this concert are:

Hope this helps and I can’t wait to see you there!

Taking Candy from a Baby

By far, the most swinging and eclectic piece of the concert is Taking Candy from a Baby. While the title itself may give some pause, the story behind this piece is just as crazy!

I had been given an assignment to come up with a trio for Cello, Horn, and Oboe in the Lydian mode.  In true college student fashion, I waited until the last the night before it was due to begin working on it.  By 2:00am I was stumped, but kept having this melody running through my head.  In my mind, I pictured a funny cartoon of a thief stealing candy from a baby only to be nabbed by the police after a crazy chase —and thus the song was born.

A Baby and His Lollypop

The song waited until this past semester before I had a chance to work on it.  I had just been introduced to the world of Jazz music (which I fell in love with) and decided to incorporate many styles including Rag Time, Brazilian Samba, Boogie Woogie, Cool Jazz, Nursery Rhyme, and Fugue.

I hope you  will enjoy this fun piece written in true Looney Tunes style!