Today, I’m pleased to share with you a composition I wrote a couple of years ago called Simplicite.
I’d been long intending to finish notating Simplicite and create a video recording for the piece. I’m never at a lack of exciting projects to work on, but now in the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic I found myself looking for a specific kind of thing to focus my energy on. I felt somewhat at a loss until I pulled out this project. It’s been a good project in the practical sense because it’s something I can easily start and stop, working in tandem with my baby daughter’s napping schedule. But more importantly, working on Simplicité has felt…comforting, somehow. This is a testament to the power of music, perhaps!
The title of this piece strikes me as a tad ironic, at a time such as this. While so many of us are under quarantine lock-down and participating in “social distancing” (very necessary measures here in Michigan, as well as other places), this piece perhaps hearkens back to simpler, or at least, more “normal” times. Or, perhaps living under quarantine helps remind some of us of certain simple joys in life: home time with family, being out in nature, intentionally reaching out to our loved ones, and lending a hand to neighbors or those in need.
Have a listen, and take Simplicité as you will. Here’s the video on YouTube.
You’ll find the PDF sheet music and MP3 recording for Simplicité available for purchase HERE in my shop. I hope you or your students will find this piece a pleasure to play. There is a Studio License available — so you can print the piece as much as desired for use with your students.
By the way, I’ve decided to extend the blogiversary sale for another month. That means, if you enter the code 11YEARS during checkout between now and May 1st, 2020, you will receive 20% off your entire purchase. I hope you’ll find something useful for your teaching, to spark your students’ interests and brighten their day!
This is the first time I’ve listed one of my own compositions in my shop. I hope to follow it up with more pieces, in time.
Thanks for listening!