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Winter Piano Recital - December 7, 2013

Yesterday the boys played in their winter piano recital. They have come a long way this year.

Cody played first. "Deck The Halls" was his piece. It was about a two-minute arrangement.

We thought Cody played really well. He admitted beforehand that he gets really nervous in front of audiences, but playing in piano recitals is easier than, say, speaking in public (like at school) since he can look at the sheet music and he doesn't have to look at the audience. An astute observation, that.

Bailey played next. He played "The Fruitcake That Ate New Jersey" which was both seasonal *and* an homage to his mom's home state. Very cute. This piece was a little longer than his brother's, clocking in at about 4.5 minutes.

Well, that's it for today. Happy Sunday!

John P. Needham
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Aurora, IL



Piano Recitals - May 25, 2013

Both boys played in a piano recital last Saturday. Here are videos of the event.

First Cody. He opened with "Medieval Procession" by Jon George, a challenging piece that required crossed-over hands. Then he rocked out Scott Joplin's ragtime piece "The Entertainer."

Then Bailey. Bailey's piano recital today. He opened with Kanzontte in C Major by Neefe; then he "Battle of Heroes" by John Williams.