A YouTube e-Concert for something different this time! Many thanks to the great Peter Davis for making this all possible!
1. Bugatti Step
The first time on piano roll ever for Jaroslav Jezek's 1931 syncopated masterpiece. Completely new bespoke piano roll arrangement for 2009.
Joplin's 1909 mexican habanera freshly re-arranged for player piano. Just the original piano score has been used but the note lengths have been adjusted on the metronomic roll to facilitate performances.
The first time on piano roll for this 1930s russian foxtrot by Pjotr Leschenko. Indeed, the first time any of his music has been on a roll! A free arrangement of the melody was created to make a piano roll that was fun to play and set the instrument buzzing. Ron Hartwell won the AMICA 2007 Player Pumper Contest with this piece of music hot off the perforator.
4. Shepherd's Hey
Percy Grainger arranged his "Shepherd's Hey" especially for the Aeolian Company for the pianola. This is the unique and unforgettable result!
A fine piece of music by composer-pianist Emil von Sauer. It is labelled on the roll (and also a period acoustic recording) as the Galop de Concert but that is a different piece of music altoghether. The score for this piece (if you fancy learning to play it) can be found by clicking here. The roll shown is a standard 65-note UK Imperial copy.
6. Caprice de Nanette
The first part of the Petite Suite de Concert by British composer Samuel Coleridge-Talyor; "Caprice de Nanette".
7. Linger Awhile
The old 1923 jazz standard