The Valentine Waltz
A Melody for 365 Days of the Year!
There are MANY valued people and relationships that comprise the past, present and future of our lives. We love special people and we love nature. We love them when they are with us and we keep their memories within our hearts when they are gone.
In the spirit of those we care for, here is my composition for you titled VALENTINE WALTZ.
It is a Valentine wish. This wish may be played, listened to, and danced to on VALENTINE'S DAY, or any other of the 364 days of the year!
Please click on the video below to hear the talented and lovely Aleksandra Sapok, in Warsaw, play one of the best ever performances of my piece! Classical Guitar Magazine featured Aleksandra's performance as their "Video Pick of the Week" last year. When you hear her beautiful playing, you will see why her video was chosen.
The Classical Guitar Magazine link https://youtu.be/ju6rASHEFkQ says this:
"This week’s Pick is a lovely little piece by American composer/guitarist Louis Valentine Johnson called Valentine Waltz. It is wonderfully played here by the young Polish guitarist Aleksandra Sapok, who has performed and been in competitions around Europe and Asia and currently is a student at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw."
Please follow her youtube channel and sign up on her website!
The words "I Love You" appear in the score on the last three notes of this composition.
It is dedicated to my daughter Heidi and her children: Jake, Liam, Elsa and Maezie who are forever together. I could add many loved ones to this list. You probably could too.
Please feel free to listen to this composition and think of the persons you love.
The performance notes in the music are: Appassionato, Cantabile, and Dolce.
Sheet music is available in editions for Solo Guitar, Guitar and Viola, Guitar and Cello, and Guitar and Clarinet.
We hope this music keeps you and your loved ones close together this coming February 14, and every day of the year! Happy Valentine's Day!