Castles by Susan Griesdale

One of 10 magical pieces from the album Catch the Magic, the mood of Castles is slow and unhurried, portraying a haunting stillness. Imagine you are standing all alone inside an old, majestic castle that has long since been abandoned but you can hear ancient voices in the hallowed halls. This study uses ‘hand switching’ where the LH will take over the note already depressed by the RH. Play softly throughout and keep the dynamic level somewhat static thereby avoiding unwanted drama. The contrast is found by means of each soft flowing phrase ending in a gentle pause. The open fifths should harmonize equally to help create the medieval mood felt by all those who visit the castle!

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  • Piano solo by Susan Griesdale
  • MIDI recording by the composer