The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping (from Piano Suite (PDF)
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A tuneful composition with a Spanish influence that will show off your brilliant scale technique. The level is around Grades 5 - 6.
Listen to the composer play the piece at https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/2-the-man-in-the-black-hat-below-is-probably-sleeping-piano-suite-ii
This suite was written from memories of the atmospheres in Ansel Adams’ photographs. Rather than work directly from any single image, I recalled how his pictures had made me feel in the past and tried to capture those feelings in the compositions. In some pieces I was led to short, imagined stories in black and white, in the style of Adams photography.
‘The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping’ is one such story. Its location is a small town in America at the height of summer sometime in the 1800’s; a man, probably drunk and passed out, is sprawled out on the ground in the noon sun, a large hat obscuring his undoubtedly handsome face. But a fly is at work on him and as its activities increase, a more ominous explanation for why the man is motionless begins to dawn on the passers by.
The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping (from Piano Suite II)