Above the Clouds

Eight-Bit Impromptu No. 2

For: Solo instrument (Pedal [solo organ pedals])
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Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
20 minutes
Modern classical music
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This short piano piece is the second in a series of impromptus inspired by the sounds of childhood, namely music from early Nineties eight-bit gaming systems like Nintendo. Rather than being in a major or minor key, this piece is predominately in the lydian mode. With other impromptus, I held specific video games in mind, but with this piece I tried to remember the many games where flying ships, vehicles, or characters occur. Something about the brightness of the lydian mode has always made me think of flying. The left-hand ostinato pattern can be mastered if care is given to suggested fingerings, i.e. repeated notes are not played only with the thumb. The middle section offers pianists a chance to explore the 5/4 time signature and to build tension through dynamics, and rhythmic and textural density.

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