Jack Pickett Music

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Amsterdam Suite 1st Aug 2011

Waltz de Prinsengracht

Waltz de Kaizersgracht

Herengracht Rhapsody

Earlier this year myself and Lizzie had a wonderful 10 day trip to Paris and then Amsterdam (work and pleasure respectively). The 2 cities just ooze inspiration and when we hit Amsterdam I fired up the laptop and started work on some French influenced rhapsodic waltzes. This is the result so far and although I have been tinkering with them now for 6 months I think its time for them to see the light of day.

Amsterdam has to be one of my very favourite cities, especially so as we lived there for a year in 2006. We rented an apartment just round the corner from where we lived and I sat on the back porch with my headphones on. I think this is the first thing I have ever composed outside! Quite brisk still in March!