“Child and Uncle” was a piano music collection composed of ten songs.Kosaku Yamada composed it in 1916.At this time, Yamada stayed at his older sister’s home for a while after returning from Berlin.In this collection, he depicted his calm days spent there with his young nephew and niece.Yamada is the “Uncle” in the title.
1.Mou Okki Sitano (Are You Up Already?)
A Sleepy and powerful appearances are depicted with sounds vividly contrasting between low and high.
2.Mekakushi-Gokko (Playing Blindfolded)
Tags are depicted comically in a rapid duple time.
3.Youki na Ohanashi (Cheerful Story)
Cheerful stories are told with vivid Tempo changes.
4.Saa Issyo ni Utaimasyou (Let’s Sing Together)
Famous melodies are used, quoted from railway songs that children loved to sing.
5.Kowai Ohanashi (Scary Story)
A scary story is told gently with vivid contrast between major and minor keys.
6.Shizukana Gogo (Quiet Afternoon)
Children’s nap time is depicted quietly and warmly.
7.Yakko no Yajirobee (A Balancing Toy)
A children’s balancing toy is represented humorously with rapid sixteenth notes.
8.Oji no Kokoro (Uncle’s Mind)
Mercy to children is expressed in a minor key.
9.Yuyake Koyake (Red Sunset Sky and Orange Sunset Sky)
A beautiful song is quoted from Yamada’s own dramatic song.
10.Hoshi no Komoriuta (Stars Lullaby)
A lullaby is played gently and warmly with the steady accompaniment by the left hand.,