Saturday, May 16, 2009

Songs for Saturday

Today was Francie's piano recital, and she was very relieved to successfully play the songs she has practiced for weeks.

Just pretend that this is not a video clip, but more of a shadowy, artsy audio clip. I tried to get a clear video, but the lighting was low and our camera was not designed for anything except close-up work in a place with lighting as bright as the face of the sun.

Trust me, it really is Francie behind the piano. They'd fire me as a videographer if I didn't work for free.

(Oh, and please ignore the loud scraping of the piano bench in the beginning. Again, I am a videographer out of necessity not aptitude.)


First song: "Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)"

Second song: "Fur Elise," Beethoven


  1. lovely!! I'll have to see if I can find my duet book at home... maybe we can play together sometime for fun

  2. She plays so expressively, and that is a lovely thing to hear in someone so young, and she recovers like a pro. She's a very mature player! And take it from someone who has heard 'Fur Elise' a million and one times, that was a lovely job. She must have a metronome of a mind, because she was solid as a rock on the tempo. Hooray for Francie!

  3. Wow! She is wonderful! Great job, Francie!

  4. Mark and I were both impressed! Great job!

  5. Wow! for the videography, I have a collection that is just like it!

  6. I don't want to write another comment that starts with Wow, but...

    Wow! That was beautiful. I am so jealous of her devotion, talent and skill. I can tell she loves playing and put a lot of time into preparing for this recital.

    Congratulations, Sally!!

  7. She done good! You have a talented daughter there.

  8. I don't care how many times I hear it... Fur Elise is one of my favorites. :)

  9. I can't wait for my kids to start playing instruments. At what age did yours start?

  10. Add me to the "Wow!" contingent! :)
    She's wonderful. :)

  11. GeeGee8:52 AM

    She makes me cry. I hope that if I reach a ripe, old age, my Francie will spare me an hour of beautiful piano music once in a while...I could sit and listen to her all day.


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