Every Tuesday morning at about 9:00, we air a little feature we like to call, "Short Suites" - two pieces of music that go together, one way or the other. The connection may be concrete or abstract. The link between pieces may be in their themes, their titles, or one piece may quote another.
We invite you to become the Muse of the Short Suite - come up with one of your own! Send your Short Suite idea in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here are some examples to get you started!
CONNECTIONS BY TITLE AND/OR THEME:
In the Doghouse, inspired by IPR's Tim Burke
Frank Zappa, "The Dog Breath Variations"
George Gershwin, "Promenade (Walking the Dog)"
THE PARODY CONNECTION:
The Tears of a Clown When There's No One Around, inspired by IPR's Brad Aspey:
Rugiero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, "Vesti la Giubba" (Pavarotti)
Spike Jonez with Betsy Gay, "Pal-Yat-Chee"
THE CLASSICAL COP (popular music lifted directly from classical music):
The Lovers' Notebook, inspired by listener Liz Bannister
JS Bach, "Minuet in G," from Anna Magdalena's Notebook
"A Lovers' Concerto," by The Toys
...and all these are just to get you started! Please consider giving it a try - the more Muses, the better!
To submit your idea for a Short Suite, drop an e-mail to: email@example.com. We'll see/hear you Tuesday!