Night Piece #7 (Moonstruck)

Year of composition
1996
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

'Night Piece #7 (Moonstruck)is a kind of improvisation on Chopin's Fantasie Impromtu in C#m. An improvisation based on Chopin's harmonic and/or rhythmic language is not what this piece is all about but rather my improvisation tries to pick up on the physical, pianistic gestures of Chopin's Impromtu. Occasionally tho', you will hear bits of the immortal one emerging from the generally splashy, swirling textures of the music.

NB I've always considered this Night Piece to be unfinished but as it's been unfinished for so long and I've gotten used to hearing it this way I might as well call it finished. Accordingly, as of this writing it has not been performed. The tempo could be slowed down a bit but in order to achieve a mentally unbalanced, moonstruck tipsy-ness/dizziness I would prefer sacrficing note-perfect accuracy and keeping the speed!

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