Very great melody to start off with and amazing decorative passagework with octaves, appregios and the like, with rather nice contrasting sections. I do feel that after 3:49+ things you were a bit indulgent with the playing and took too long to get to the end somehow, but very pleasing and enjoyable nonetheless. Must be really cool to rattle this off to others and stuff for entertainment!
Thanks, it's amazing just how well it turned out, considering I didn't sit down at the piano with any specific musical intent in mind, just a matter of going through various technical figurations (arpeggios, scales, octaves, double notes) as a method of warming up and being relaxed. You're right, it does start to waffle after a while. 3.49 itself appears to be a brief reference to Verdi's "Miserere", not sure how that crept in!
Wow, Andrew! Liberace would have loved you!!
It looks like arpeggios are no problem for you. Did you practice them a lot when you were younger?
I'll dig out the candelabra next time
I did do a lot of arpeggio and scale practice when I was a child, but I think it's probably more relevant that I've played so much Liszt and that operatic transcriptions tend to be absolutely riddled with this sort of ornamentation.