Canaries' Serenade

Class: Original Piano Solo

Published: 1933.

Comment: Written as a compliment to Geoffrey Clayton, his partner in the Billy Mayerl School.

Geoffrey had a pet canary that was a compulsive singer and it can be clearly heard in the main section which is full of trills and runs. The first interlude is not one of Billy's most interesting, but the second is much better with a mixture of bold and piquant harmonies.

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