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Poco Meno Mosso : for solo piano

by Michael Hannan (2016)

Poco Meno Mosso

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Poco Meno Mosso : for solo piano / Michael Hannan.

Library shelf no. 786.2/HAN 48 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

An old friend of mine, Caroline Thompson, recently informed me that she had in her possession a piano manuscript score of mine with the title of Poco (the Italian word for "little"), composed in the late 1970s. I was intrigued as I could not remember writing a piece with this title, even though I considered, in retrospect, that the title was quite appealing. I asked her to send me a scan of the score and it turned out I had retitled the piece in question as "Moon New-Risen" and included it in a volume of short piano works I had composed called Fortune Pieces (1978).
As I liked the title, I decided I should write another piano piece titled Poco. This led to the idea of writing a three-movement piece called Poco Meno Mosso. The Italian expression "poco meno mosso" (a little less motion) is a standard performance direction in classical music.
Accordingly the first movement ("Poco") is very short, the second ("Meno") is even shorter, and the last ("Mosso") is very animated.
All three movements of this pandiatonic (white keys only) work use similar intervallic ideas.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Piano.

Contents note: I. Poco -- II. Meno -- III. Mosso.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Caroline Thompson.

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