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Tom Poster
Pianist, occasional composer, artistic director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, admirer of animals with unusual noses
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Tom Poster 23h
Replying to @PosterTom
(2/2) We also decided to make an analogue attempt at an 80s-style fade-out...
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Tom Poster 23h
And it's a ridiculous 80s medley for 69. & I tried to cram in as many classics as we could, honouring requests for Careless Whisper, You Can Call Me Al, and the oeuvres of Whitney Houston and Queen, plus Uptown Girl and Don’t Stop Believin’... (1/2)
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Tom Poster May 23
At the time of recording 68, it was grey and dreary outside, and & I were missing the feeling of live performance terribly, so we invited a few small friends to this pyjama-concert of Robert Schumann’s Widmung, a wedding gift for his beloved Clara.
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Tom Poster May 22
It’s been brilliant for us. The only time the syncing got off was when we attempted (unsuccessfully) to correct the sharpness of the recorders using the pitch slider! Otherwise no problems at all.
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Tom Poster May 22
No - it’s Acapella
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Tom Poster May 22
Thanks so much! And indeed - I always struggled with top F sharp on the treble, so it seemed the obvious solution...
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Tom Poster May 22
In what may be our most audacious effort yet, for Day 67 and I fulfilled a request for Bach’s 4th Brandenburg Concerto (final movement). Never expected to play this joyful masterpiece with this line-up. Full video:
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Tom Poster May 21
A few requests for more Korngold, a composer and I adore, so for 66, here's Korngold’s own transcription of his most beloved song, Mariettas Lied from Die tote Stadt. The bittersweet words tell of love's power to remain constant in a fleeting world.
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Tom Poster May 20
Replying to @PosterTom
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Tom Poster May 20
For 65, the beautiful central movement of the 1943 Suite by African-American composer William Grant Still. Inspired by a Sargent Johnson painting, Mother and Child (see image in thread below), it’s a piece has known and loved since childhood.
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Tom Poster May 19
For Day 64 of , a charming Berceuse by John Ireland, whose music was requested by the brilliant young pianist Clara Sherratt. This elegant and sophisticated salon piece also features some light auxiliary percussion, courtesy of 's parents’ dog Joey...
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Tom Poster May 18
Thanks for these beautiful suggestions. We’ll add them to the (now rather extensive) list, and hopefully we’ll get there! Thanks so much for your support x
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Tom Poster May 18
After yesterday’s Disney extravaganza, a return to stillness for 63: the beautiful Eriskay Love Lilt (Gaelic: Gràdh Geal Mo Chridh’), a Hebridean song collected/arranged in 1909 by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser. For Carol Nixon, to whom and I owe so much.
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Tom Poster May 17
That’s great to know - thanks so much! Of course the other problem with my arrangements is that I’m too lazy to write out the piano parts (why do they take 50 times as long as string parts?!), but maybe I’ll finally find the time now...
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Tom Poster May 17
Thanks so much Jamie! I've always been told that arranging copyright material is problematic regarding rights and basically not worth trying, but I think I'll look into it just in case something's possible...
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Tom Poster May 17
Replying to @ElenaUrioste
(2/2) With thanks from Snow White, Jiminy Cricket and Mowgli for letting us lead you back to a golden age where dreams come true...
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Tom Poster May 17
For Day 62 of , it's a whole orchestra of in music she’s always dreamed of going back in time to play: a Vintage Disney Medley, with songs from the first two Disney films, Snow White & Pinocchio, and the slightly later classic The Jungle Book. (1/2)
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Tom Poster May 16
A mellow jazz standard for 61: My One and Only Love, written in 1947 by Manchester-born Guy Wood. Peaceful balm after a slightly overwhelming and crazy week for me & , for whom I am constantly thankful at this funny time... Tomorrow: vintage Disney!
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Tom Poster May 15
Replying to @matthewsheeran1
So huge thanks to , especially as it meant that (a) I could take a brief holiday from arranging and (b) we could make a subtle costuming nod toward this unlikely but extraordinary power-duo! Full version:
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Tom Poster May 15
It’s Day 60 of ! A request from , who kindly got in touch to ask if he could make a special arrangement for me and of Perfect Symphony, the duet version (with ) of his brother ’s mega-hit song Perfect...
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