Kirke Mechem

Composer

Kirke Mechem small image

whims

for piano

Fifteen easy vignettes written in 1967 for the composer’s nine-year old daughter, Katie, and dedicated to her teacher, Sylvia Jenkins.
Duration: ca. 15 minutes. Publisher: ECS, Fenton, MO

a country fair

for piano and narrator

A Story with Music: an adaptation of Whims written by the composer in 2011 to be narrated to children of elementary-school age.
Duration: 28 - 30 minutes.

 1. Country Dance  2. Lullaby  3. Fanfare  4. Impertinence  5. Song  6. May Dance  7. Study on E (Johnny One-Note)  8. Rondo  9. Mirror  10. Dialogue  11. The Happy Drunken Organ Grinder  12. Prelude (Bells)  13. Classical Dance  14. Adagietto  15. March

Score, narration, CD, and special instructions for the pianist available from the publisher, ECS, Fenton, MO

audio

Complete performance:
Kirke Mechem, narrator; Roy Bogas, piano