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Three Pieces for Three Girls
For Piano Solo.
by Robin L. Øye (ASCAP);
Torcroft Press LLC. (ASCAP)
This work dates from 2001, and
was written to celebrate the baptism of our God-children, twins
Anastasia and Alexandra Ranta-Diegel of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The
work acquires its melodies from the names of these girls and their
elder sister, Elina (see below). Their parents, the Revs. Matthew
Diegel and Kaija
Ranta, are friends from my days at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.
The work is in three movements. It is hard to capture in music
the personalities of new-born (or nearly so) children, especially
when you do not live near them. Elina we knew, of course, and I
trust that she is rightly portrayed.
There is no particular reason for waiting until now to offer this work;
it's more a matter of not getting round to it before now.
This is how
it was done.e letters A to
G are the notes of the scale. If the rest of the letters are written
out as they are below, and as the letters of a name or a word are
spelled out, the letter at the top of the column is the note
corresponding to the letter below. For example, S is the pitch E, I
is B &c.
C D E F G
J K L M N
P Q R S T U
W X Y Z * *
This work is licensed under a Creative
1/2in x 11in) /
A4 (210mm x 297mm) PDF download
Three Pieces for Three Girls by Robin L. Øye -- a work
for solo piano