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Piano Sketch No. 1 - Snowfall

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is a short piano sketch composed in my first year of graduate school. The opening begins as a simple line that becomes canonic, with the new lines entering at odd points in the measure, and going at odds with the written meter. The contrasting section brings a more fluid melody grounded by an arpeggiating bass line, which, while remaining more strictly metric than the opening, constantly changes meter from 3/4 to 5/4 and 4/4. The ending is a brief reference to the opening material as opposed to a full restatement of ideas.

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