Open Mic Adventures XIX: “Two-Day Minuet for Left Hand”

With Bandcamp Friday rapidly approaching, I’m diving back into 2022 and pieces from my modern classical piano project, P​é​ch​é​s d​’​â​ge moyen, which I released on 4 March 2022.  This week, I’m featuring the final track from the collection, “Two-Day Minuet for Left Hand.”

The title is a bit on the nose—uh, I should write, the hand:  I wrote it across two days, and the melody is in the left hand.  See?

The first section, composed on 24 February 2022 (and in red pen, no less!) is in 3/4 time and consists of a slightly irregular seven-phrase theme.  The second section, composed (you guessed it!) on 25 February 2022, is in 4/4 time.  It’s an even more irregular five-phrase section, which shifts to 3/4 for the last two bars.

It ends with a little multimetered coda.  On the manuscript, I forgot to make the final note a dotted half note, so technically it’s an incomplete measure of 3/4 time.  D’oh!

Here’s a recording in the Music Room at my little school:

And here’s my beautifully handcrafted manuscript:

Two-Day Minuet for Left Hand - Manuscript

Not bad for a southpaw (please note:  I’m right-handed; don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about me).

Happy Listening!


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6 thoughts on “Open Mic Adventures XIX: “Two-Day Minuet for Left Hand”

  1. I love these little pieces and the passion that goes into them. Plus, your little nods to the camera make Tina and I giggle! 🙂

    Peches d’age moyen says as much about you as your book does. That’s my perspective from getting to know you on these pages and by email. Quirky, fun, a little mad but in a good way! If we ever meet, I guess there’ll be a few more surprises.

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  2. Just noticed an uptick on here from another gamer. Brilliant stuff! We need more gamers on here and as luck would have it, I’ll be penning some gaming pieces soon. 🙂

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