Weekend Repertoire: Barber Excursion No. 3

At my weekly library excursion last weekend (we call it “Wafflelibraryfriday” at our house – each Friday we try to cook waffles and visit the library – fun tradition!) I decided to pick up a few classical CD’s to peruse. I am a lover of many types of music, but somehow I always come back to classical.

I picked up a CD of Barber’s Excursions, and apparently I was not familiar with Excursion No. 3, because it was a new, beautiful discovery for me! The gorgeous harmonies and beautiful flowing melody drew me in, and then I was pleasantly surprised by the fun, syncopated rhythms. I think I may need to add this to my “Repertoire Wish List!” Take a listen!

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Jennifer Boster

2 Responses to “Weekend Repertoire: Barber Excursion No. 3

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    This is a wonderful Barber piano piece, based on the theme from "Streets of Laredo". The difficult polymetric is tricky, which changes throughout. I made an attempt to learn this a couple of years ago, but never had the time to devote. I hope to go back and pick-up again soon.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    In addition to the polymetric, there is also the polyrhythm involved in this piece, which makes it interesting but also difficult to master.