New Classical Caber: Presenting Alternating Hand Motion, Dirk’s first original composition on his new piano!

Here is the fifth of twelve piano études Dirk wrote for the wonderfully generous folks who donated $500 or more to our successful GoFundMe piano campaign (http://gofundme.com/piano-for-dirk), and the first one he’s sharing publicly… just in time for the new year. Étude no. 5: Alternating Hand Motion is dedicated to Dr. Burt Humburg, a particularly athletic friend of ours from Iowa. The piece is a similarly energetic work which features sweeping runs of notes that eventually require the performer’s arms to swing wildly across each other. Dirk thinks it quite a fitting tribute! We’re posting it with Burt’s permission; in his words, “I’m proud to be a part!”

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to the GoFundMe campaign. There’s much more to come!

– Jesse and Dirk

P.S. Please note: This is a synthesized recording that Dirk recorded with the music composition software he uses (Sibelius). It’s not perfect, but it’s the best we can do at present in lieu of a professional recording… which we’re working on getting for all twelve études. Stay tuned! Also, click here to read the whole story of the GoFundMe piano campaign… and to hear more of Dirk’s music, visit http://soundcloud.com/dirkcaber.

Piano Party Pic (Crop)

Alternating Hand Motion 01 (708 px)

Alternating Hand Motion 02 (708 px)

Alternating Hand Motion 03 (708 px)

Alternating Hand Motion 04 (708 px)

5 replies
  1. kim thorne
    kim thorne says:

    cool and im so glad it worked out and you now have your piano dirk you play beautifully and jesse your playing is lovely too. hope you both had a merry christmas and hope you and dirk have a happy new year.

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  2. Tony W Lanier
    Tony W Lanier says:

    The both of U will always make beautiful music together & the NEW YEAR will bring a new start as well. I hope It everyone hears wedding bells down line for the both U handsome studs! Please let us hear the music when ready. Thanks!

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  3. Don Howard
    Don Howard says:

    Energetic and athletic indeed. And what a treat to be able to follow along with the score. Looking forward to the other 11 etudes and much more. Best wishes for the New Year!

    Reply

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