Okay, I could have foisted this trio of cameraphone videos on a pianist friend and asked her to try to identify the piece (hi, Skye!), but then I thought: wouldn’t it be more fun to ask the world wide internets?
Here’s the situation. I was riding my bike back home yesterday afternoon, and heard the sound of piano wafting through an open window. I circled the bike back and stood there underneath it for minutes on end, loving the piece, before it occurred to me that I could record it and ask someone what it was. There was a ton of gorgeous music before the passages recorded here, which, I suppose if you know the piece, you know. If’n you don’t, well. Take my word for it.
Since I’ve never used the damn cameraphone video jobbie before this, you’ll have to excuse the unimaginative camera work. Half-way through the second clip it occurred to me that at least I could point the camera at something other than the Modigliani-esque winter shadows. So then I feature the second smartest bike accessory I’ve ever purchased (after the front tire’s mini “flickstand”). Not because it has any symbolic significance whatsoever. Really I just needed to capture the sound, which is emanating from the window above the garage in front of which I’ve stopped.
S’pose I could have pointed directly at the window, but somehow that would have felt kinda creepy. Like more brazenly clandestine.
Anyway! So can anyone tell us what this music is?
You have three clips of around 50 seconds each on which to base your estimation. I wish I were flush enough to promise to buy you your own copy of the music, in gratitude. Instead I can just say: Thank you! (And the cause of literary accuracy — if I actually wind up posting the stream of consciousness thingie this inspired — thanks you!)