The Gypsys — An Original Chamber Piece

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Oct 12, 2018 · 1 min read
“assorted-color string lights turned on” by Jez Timms on Unsplash

This is the first composition I’ve ever done without being in front of an instrument; this one went straight from my brain to musical notation. I waffled on whether this would be for piano and two violins, or some other combination of keyboard(s) and strings. Much depends on the sound balancing I can achieve with the given instruments used. But, it’s a fairly versatile chamber piece, I think. In this rendering, I liked the treble clef keyboard as a music box sound, a couple of strings, and the piano taking care of the bass. In any case, it’s a quick piece…about half in C and the rest in Eb. The video here is taken from public domain footage called “Soundie:When A Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry Emery Deutsch” from the Pelinger Archives.


✍🏻 Jim Dee maintains his personal blog, “Hawthorne Crow,” and a web design blog, “Web Designer | Web Developer Magazine.” He also contributes to various Medium.com publications. Find him at JPDbooks.com, his Amazon Author page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, or via email at Jim [at] ArrayWebDevelopment.com. His latest novel, CHROO, is available on Amazon.com. If you enjoy humorous literary tales, please grab a copy!

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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