Filler’ Up

2001 – for solo piano – 9:00

Sheet Music

Score (pdf)


World Premiere:
December 8, 2001
Frank Horvat (piano)
Toronto Canada

Other Performances:
Prezi Piano Concerts – January 20, 2013 (4pm, Musideum Toronto); January 20, 2013 (7pm, Musideum Toronto); April 13, 2013 (Ottawa); June 15, 2013 (Gallery 345 Toronto)

Dozens more concerts across North America prior to and since 2007 supporting the album, I’ll Be Good including Heliconian Hall, Bullfrog Power 1 Year Anniversary, St. Olave’s Concert, Commingle Too.

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Album: I’ll Be Good
Buy Song: iTunes or CDBaby
Date: March 2007
Location: Acrobat Music, Pickering ON
Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano)
Engineer: Jim Morgan
I'll Be Good by Frank Horvat

Programme Notes

The title of Filler’ Up has many personal connotations for me. I wrote this piece thinking back about the three week road trip my wife and I took for our honeymoon. We traveled over 7000km of the east coast during those three weeks, seeing so many new sights in this great country and learning so much more about each other and our love.

From a compositional perspective, the term filler describes my usage of a short chordal and rhythmic section that goes in between several independent musical vignettes.

I wanted these vignettes and the filler to express feelings of happiness, contentment and optimism. We live in times when it is so easy to be cynical and negative about the state of our lives. This piece expresses my willingness not to let myself get drawn into the vacuum of the madness around me.

Things that bring me joy and delight: laughing & crying at the same time, friends & family, physical & mental adventure, and traveling especially by car where no matter how far you go, eventually you must stop and Filler’ Up;-)

– Frank Horvat


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