Erik Satie's Gymnopédie #2. Satie's Gymnopedies are
what many consider to be the groundwork for today's
ambient music; it's as ignorable as it is interesting
(although, I find it hard to ignore such great music).
These three beautiful pieces for solo piano are
calming, reflective, ethereal, relaxing, soothing, and
Gymnopedie No. 2, although sharing the same short-long
accompaniment in the left hand, the mood of this piece
is entirely different from No. 1 and 3. Its lack of a
commitment to a steady key leads the melody on a
nebulous path wandering aimlessly through a series of
Although originally created for Solo Piano, I created
this arrangement for Viola and Classical Guitar.