Just to be contrary…

The first scale pianists learn is often the major scale going upwards in the right hand. Just to be contrary I wrote this little piece which features the minor scale going downwards in the left hand. The right hand has its moment in the contrary motion section when the wind gets up.

The lead line is sung by Ruby Hamill with her mum Rebecca Hollweg on alto: I sang tenor and young Nathan Morgan-Newham sang bass. We all sang our parts separately during lockdown and they were magicked into the same time and space by engineer/bassist Andy Hamill, Ruby’s dad. A bit of fun.

If you want to try this tune to show beginners their first scales here’s the music: https://bobstuckey.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/the_falling_leaves-piano4.pdf

If you want to get your own choir together to sing with soprano, alto, tenor and bass then click here for the full downloadable sheet music: https://bobstuckey.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/the_falling_leaves-satb-pt-12-1.pdf

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