Steve's Recordings
Tuesday's Child

Tuesday's Child is Steve's first recording, full of fresh energy and natural joy, yet played with the professionalism and musicality of a veteran performer. The album has almost 40 minutes of instrumental acoustic music. The pieces range from Welsh hornpipes and traditional American contra-dances to Swiss waltzes, English country dances and French tunes, and original pieces inspired by klezmer traditions, Scottish airs, and American swing. Features the hammered dulcimer, and also includes piano, accordion, violin, flute, guitar, cello, and bass. (1991)

"The sheer variety of musical textures, rhythms, tempos and instrumentation all work superbly to fit together as a listening experience that always seems fresh and free flowing. I simply can't say enough about this album. I think you'll love it!" —Bill Spence, Andy's Front Hall

"One of the best hammered dulcimer albums to come along in a long time." —Mitzie Collins, Sampler Records

"Wow! What a sound!...very dynamic pieces and some lovely new melodies. I am very impressed by the compositions, the arrangements and the energetic yet very clean performances."—Dulcimer Players News

Titles
  • Tuesday's Child
  • The Shepherdess
  • Webb's Hornpipe
  • When Peanuts Are Emeralds
  • Farewell Marion/La Petite Soeur
  • Fireman's Dance/Wake Up
  • Susan, Low Flying Bugatti
  • Maija's
  • Memories of a Rose
  • Zoierli/Landerli
  • Mountain Ranger/Gravel Walk/Vinton's Hornpipe

The Music of Tuesday's Child (Book)

Edited and arranged by Steve

This book is especially geared toward the advanced beginner to intermediate hammered dulcimer player. To help optimize learning and musicality, the pieces are presented in a number of different formats: lead sheets with chords, harmony parts, and for solo hammered dulcimer arrangements. All in dulcimer-friendly keys, this book presents an excellent opportunity for enjoyment and learning on many levels. With varying levels of difficulty, players should be able to find immediate satisfaction in playing through the easier arrangements, and also greater challenges in learning the more difficult ones. In addition, there are numerous expression marks that are intended to help guide the player toward playing the music as expressively as possible. Also included is a guide to all the symbols, terms, and expression marks used in the music, which will not only be of benefit in interpreting the music within this book, but can be used to open the doors to reading other classically notated music.

The Music of Tuesdayšs Child features a refreshing mix of traditional music from France, the U.S., Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, and original compositions. It includes: Welsh hornpipes, traditional American contradances, Swiss waltzes, English country dances, French tunes, as well as orginal pieces inspired by klezmer traditions, Scottish airs, and American swing. "Very dynamic pieces and lovely new melodies. I am very impressed by Stevešs compositions and his arrangements of them," said DPN of Tuesday's Child.



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