Suite for Piano #2 Day Music

page one of Suite for Piano #2 Day Music

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Full details

Day Music is the third piece in my Suite for Piano. It is the companion piece to #4, Night Music. This piece was largely composed using polyrhythms, i.e. 8 beats in one voice and 5 in another. While each voice is rather static on its own, the combination of the two produces a shifting rhythm pattern. I wanted to get a feeling of daytime energy here, with a certain biorhythmic feel of varying energy levels leading to a final winding down. Please note that the crosses mark the beginning of a new cycle, and that the phrasing isn’t meant to be taken literally, but is there only to show the subdivisions of the rhythm. This should be played fairly straight in the meter signature given, and the effect will be automatic. Please listen to the mp3.

Score ID
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Modern classical music

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