Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style. Obviously, Elvis is the star in the featured picture. Now, who is playing the Steinway concert grand in the beautiful setting below? That’s your blogger, David. So what does one have to do with the other? It’s the music that I’m playing. Basically, I love the style and taste of Elvis.
Here’s a story: One of my most popular piano arrangements, Aura Lea: Theme and Variations for piano, was composed in Toronto, Ontario. No matter where I play it – on the concert stage, for a private party or during the dinner hour – it always receives grand applause and some rather sizable tips. The arrangement is heart rendering; bringing back pleasant memories. One variation combines the theme with “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”; bringing two great American songs together. And, by the way, this composition has many showy virtuoso passages. Yes, choosing this number, Elvis proved once more that he was king.
How Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style
|Location||Boca Grande, Florida, USA|
|NRHP reference #||08000205|
|Added to NRHP||March 18, 2008|
Now for musical tradition, Aura Lea is one of the most beloved American songs and is arguably as popular as Amazing Grace. Our generation heard it with the words that Elvis sang as Love Me Tender. The melody has graced America over the last two centuries. The music was written by W.W. Fosdick and words by George R. Poulton during the Civil War in 1861. The sheet music cover is the original Confederate version, dated 1864. The 1st internal link me playing in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
It was at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House a few years back. However,their piano was “so, so.” Below is the link just recorded with me at the Inn. The difference in pianos is quite noticeable. It was videoed live and less than week ago, and just posted. Keep checking DSOworks.com for more and more upcoming events. Elvis understood the public pulse.
Live at the Gasparilla Inn!
Posted by DSO Works on Saturday, February 3, 2018