The Beauty of Your Smile

The Beauty of Your Smile, original piano solo by John McGuinness

I went to London in May 2019 to catch a couple of musicals and visit the Tate Modern. I had the most enjoyable extended weekend. The shows reminded me of cosy childhood Sunday afternoons watching the old movies featuring artists like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or going with my family to the local cinema to see “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music”.

So enthralled was I by the spectacle of these stage productions, I decided to write a solo piano piece in the style of a West End musical. The result is this composition entitled “The Beauty of Your Smile”. I wrote it for Carol whose eyes light up like gems when she openly smiles. A number of people who have heard me play it not only enthuse about the melody but say that it is screaming out for lyrics.

I don’t do lyrics myself but I think the piece has a great deal of potential as a song. If anyone out there would like to write some words to go with the melody (or even sing your own lyrics to the melody) it would be lovely to hear from you. The composition “The Beauty of Your Smile” can be found on my “Wedding Album”. It is simply and unashamedly romantic. I hope you like it – No, I hope you love it!

A Reflection of John & Carol at the Tate Modern
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