Bonus Features: The Alcotts

Finally, the bonus features post! I hadn’t forgotten that I wanted to do this; sometimes “real life” gets in the way.

Here’s another video of the piano version. Part of the reason I chose this one is because you can hear the difference in interpretation between this performance and the one by Ives that I used in the previous post:

I also wanted to give you a chance to hear the band transcription. This arrangement was my introduction to the piece. The end section is quite powerful when you have an entire band playing it! Listen, though, to how the different instruments bring out the various melodies.

This last one is just fun. How would “Chopsticks” sound if arranged by Charles Ives? Richard Grayson gives it a shot.

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Lori Archer Sutherland

Librarian & musician. Collects model horses of all sorts. Bass clarinet nerd, doing more composing & arranging.

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