A Little Light Music

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

  1. Melissa Parker

    Hi Kris!
    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.
    Melissa Parker

    Liked by 1 person

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