A Wise Old Owl
A Wise Old Owl is inspired by a nursery rhyme of the same title and set here as a whimsically macabre solo for intermediates by Stacy Fahrion. If you’re playing on a grand piano, before beginning the piece you can silently depress the low F octave and sustain it throughout with the sostenuto pedal for an added mysterious effect. This is an optional effect, and the piece still works well without it. The damper pedal is often left down for extended periods of time as well for a swirling effect.
“Arkansas Traveler” and “Turkey in the Straw” make up this fun dance medley. Both songs were written long ago and have survived through the years with many different lyrics adapted for various occasions. This toe-tapping duet is evenly leveled for two intermediates!