If you’d like to catch up on the new project here on the blog, check out this post. The “One Bright Thing” project from January has returned and morphed a little. I’m now making it a goal to share some music every day, as a break and mental boost during these unsettling times. Hope this will brighten your day and help you stay well. 🙂
I’m “cheating” a bit with today’s blogpost, using videos I made a while ago. New content will arrive soon. This post features music by Italian Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757).
These two short pieces are both sonatas. During Scarlatti’s time, the word “sonata” could mean anything the composer wanted it to: rules came later, going into the 19th century. Scarlatti decided to model his sonatas on popular dances of the time: minuet, sarabande, gigue, and others. These two pieces capture the light elegance of these dances.
If you’d like, as you listen, let the music conjure up a place. Maybe the place you imagine is linked to the music, something from that 1700’s time period, or maybe you think of another place you know well. You’re welcome to leave a note about what you imagine in the comments. 🙂
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2 thoughts on “A Little Light Music”
I really enjoyed the baroque selection you played so beautifully this morning. You’re so graceful when you play, it seems like a dance. The piece conjured images of LaDew Gardens in Jarretsville, and I could envision people from years ago enjoying picnics of cucumber sandwiches, lemonade, and desserts dripping with whipped cream.
Your blog is inspiring me to listen to music I don’t normally listen to. Thank you for bring some light and beauty to this uncertain time.
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Thank you for listening! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it. LaDew is beautiful, and yes, that fits right in with the music!