Yellow House Salon, Week#5 Cod Liver Ile

cod-liver-catsCod Liver Ile, the fifth and last piece in a series of American Ballads by Roy Harris, is a take on the traditional, Cod Liver Ile.

This piece in very early stages, is by no means ready for a public performance. Cod Liver Ile  needs to stew and simmer in the studio.  However,  as I’ve mentioned before, I’m dedicated to showing my work on this blog, inspired by Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.

I’ve challenged my students to show up and do the work every day! I Love Practice February

In the early stages of a piece or a program, the music  is not always pretty and polished, pieces often sound jagged and unsettled. In the early stages, I may feel like the cat on the left. However, I know  the rewards of showing up and doing the work every day are great and when I finally have a piece, I feel like the cat on the right. I think I’d rather practice than take Cod Liver Oil!

Here is this week’s recording, Cod Liver Ile by Roy Harris played by me.

Here is a wonderful take on the folk song sung by the Dubliners