Ah! I found a copy of the old piano book!
Remember I told you my sister practiced from this book? (See former post “Summer Roomers”) I found it on Amazon. It doesn’t give a publishing date, but I’d guess from the 1950’s. And published by The Boston Music Company #9360—that probably could date it if you give them a call.
Good old “Jubilo” is in there: (click photo to enlarge)
Don’t you love the music that suggests “Not too fast” ?!
And no wonder I thought it was such a great piece . . . there is a terrific left hand part that
sounds like drums! Try it out on your piano for the fun of it and you’ll see what I mean:
There are 20 delightful little pieces in the book—grooming that “girl at the piano” toward a crowd-pleasing recital in the spring. Check out “Chiquita” a toe-tapper for the Saturday afternoon audience . . .
and that old chestnut “Waltz in A flat” by Brahms:
That’s to be played “Tempo giusto!” which is a little more gustily than I do it—-I just sort of lilt along.
Well, there are twenty fine pieces for that girl to practice–the list if you care–
Why don’t you whip up a couple–can you memorize, too?
I want to give special tribute to George Martin.
He was the illustrator for the cover—-memorable job for I remembered it perfectly all these years. I found another online, also by Mr. Martin I expect, but that one didn’t quite
pull at the memory strings—close, but no cigar.
Pleasant enough cover, but not “our” girl. Ours even has a dress with paper doll cutouts for a pattern. Cute.