Distant Bells is the first piece from my upcoming book, Polyrhythms for Pianists. The book has improvisation suggestions, instructional pages on how to play various polyrhythms, and 13 polyrhythmic etudes. Distant Bells is written in a way that makes 2 against 3 easy to play, and is in Phrygian mode.
Friday, March 27, 2020
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?
And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says,
"Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." ~Lewis Carroll
Winter is loosely based on a motive from The Snow is Dancing, by Debussy.
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Something Wicked This Way Strides is an exuberant solo that evokes the Roaring Twenties
that includes snippets of Chopin's wickedly difficult Etude in A Minor, Op. 10, No. 2.
The duet version is much easier, but just as fun!