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One minute wonders : twenty-four preludes for piano in all keys

by Paul Sarcich (2010)

Work Overview

These are intended to be teaching rather than concert pieces, but that does not preclude concert performance.


- to provide a set of studies in 24 keys, each about 1min in length

- to write in traditional forms but give them a contemporary edge

- to provide exercises in particular techniques and styles

- to make the pieces challenging but not unattainable for piano students who are at intermediate passing to higher level

- to make the pieces somewhat quirky and "unpredictable" as part of the challenge

The somewhat tongue-in-cheek mottos at the heads of some of the pieces are there to encourage a sense of fun in the approach, even though each piece is a serious exercise in style, form or technique. They are however, open to experiment on the part of the player.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Various levels of difficulty across the collection


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