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Michael Nyman - The heart asks pleasure first

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Post by jytte on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:11 am

I came across this wonderful melody on this website
http://listverse.com/2008/06/13/top-10-easy-piano-pieces-that-sound-great/
(when it says "easy" it does NOT mean beginners)

I'm adding his own comments (as that sums it up):
One of the masterworks from the film “The Piano” Michael Nyman’s piece draws together arpeggios and a simple melody to create a haunting, echoing theme that lasts for long after the piece is finished. While not a mainstream piece, this small gem is an astounding portrayal of emotion through music. The simple melody, interspersed with the accompaniment, is simply beautiful. I’ve chosen a rather different video than usual, because this shows the emotional side of the piece much more succinctly than a performance video.



sheets are available HERE (cheap but not free)

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Post by Kelly on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:00 am

Very intriguing theme and movie.
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Post by Rayman on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:26 am

That is a brilliant piece of music. I've been trying to play it - with limited success.
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Post by Kelly on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:55 am

Rayman wrote:I've been trying to play it - with limited success.

Effort is all you need to accomplish anything. alien We'd love to listen to what you've already accomplished, no pressure though. Smile
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Post by frank on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:17 pm

You are right, nice piece! You can get the sheet (and some other music from the movie) from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Nyman/dp/0711933227/

I've tried to play it, but too difficult at the moment for me.

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