Recital season is nearing. As March ebbs away, so do competitions and festivals, giving way to the culmination of study for this school year. The weather is warming and the restrictions of an oppressive pandemic are beginning to loosen. Performance opportunities in a live setting are actually now possible again. My students are giddy about it all!
How many duets are included in your program this year? If you haven’t thought of it, get a couple of your intermediate or advanced students to whip up one. People are always enamored by such demonstrations of talent. Need a suggestion? Will Suit Music has two this year!
“The Chase” is a fast and exciting number that gives a sense of an old black & white silent movie flickering on a makeshift screen while a pianist plays away in the corner. This four-hand piece is probably best suited for advanced intermediate to advanced players. You can get a passing view of the score on YouTube as you listen to the demo. It’s available for purchase and download by clicking here.
Want to present something mysterious and foreboding? Try “Orb,” an intricately woven set of patterns that will dazzle the listener and give your students an earworm to mull over for a few days. It too is streaming as a demo on YouTube. You can purchase and download it by clicking here.
Have fun with your performances!