Tea in the Park

(composed 22nd October 2017)

I woke up Sunday morning after dreaming about being young and writing hit songs. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember any of the amazing music in my dream. Anyway I thought I’d better write something and this was the result. As I hadn’t written anything all summer (we had about 3 sunny days – good for Northern England) I wanted to write something happy but also melancholy with English picnics, cucumber sandwiches and tea! plus the usual traditional weather…

I included my usual ridiculous classical cameo in the middle to keep the insane tradition alive but I will probably rewrite it (without the piano concerto cadenza) as a straight rag. At least my rag/stride sheet music fans will be happy!
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