Preludes for Piano
The first two preludes were written in homage to the Debussy Preludes; the titles at the end in the manuscripts. They were inspired by the shores of Lake Superior in northern Michigan. The third prelude, Swing Set, is a virtuosic prelude which uses a twelve tone row in a playful way, first outlining it as a swinging bass line with counter rhythms that recall musical styles as diverse as Minimalism and Romanticism.
Gin Fizz – This rollicking blues-inspired piece is lighthearted and fun.
In C, Too – This piece uses the familiar pedal point of the repeated note C, but also channels Ragtime, and contains a few quotes from other works.
Music, Pink and Blue was inspired by the Georgia O’Keeffe painting of the same name.
Three Preludes for Piano
In C, Too
Music, Pink and Blue