Dance of the Staggering Baby


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Elizabeth Volpé Bligh’s “Dance of the Staggering Baby” is an original work for solo lever or pedal harp. The composer says, “I wrote this to describe my baby granddaughter’s first attempts at walking. She loves Brazilian rhythms, so I based it on that, with some segments depicting her staggering walk, with a few falls. I got the phrase ‘staggering baby’ from Daniel Coyle’s book The Talent Code, in which he writes, ‘Deep practice is the feeling… of being a staggering baby, of intently, clumsily lurching toward a goal and toppling over.'” Scroll down for more notes from the composer.

This piece is available as a PDF download for $5.00.

Pages to print: 2 pgs.

Duration: 1:30