Burning

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Burning by Gaynor Leigh
Burning - Gaynor Leigh
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This somewhat distressing piece involves techniques I have not found in any other piano primer.  Angrily smashing the keys with flat palms or fists appears to be the required technique - were it more delicate, I would expect Leigh to have included correct fingering for each cluster as she so meticulously notes in other pieces.  

 

As mentioned elsewhere on the site, there is evidence that one of Leigh's pupils died in a tragic bonfire accident in 1921, although I have not managed to confirm this.  Interestingly, on the night Leigh died, a fire broke out at a Seaton Snook factory.