Spotted: Merrill Crissey – Consolation

Spotted: Merrill Crissey – Consolation

Today I’ presenting you to the brand new track Consolation by the composer, piano player and friend of mine Merrill Crissey. To learn everything about Merrill and his music, please check out the Behind the piano post about him here!

The track Consolation was released as a single on October 16th, 2020.

Tell us something about your track Consolation!
Consolation is a word we use after someone has experienced a loss. We can console one another with comforting words. We can console others without words just by being present in a tough situation. This piece is meant to be a consolation with music.

Like most of my music, this piece is melody driven. It was really fun to create. I can’t say that for every piece I write. It starts immediately with the theme and I added an unexpected harmony in the left hand to give it a bit of emotion. My favorite part of the piece is in the middle. We hear two melodies in the right hand which is a trick I stole from Brahms specifically, although this technique is employed by many composers. Overall the piece is meant to create an uplifting yet serious mood.

Thank you very much for sharing this with us Merrill!

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