The intricate hemiola rhythms combined with melodic and harmonic minor scales make this 6/8 piece stand out from others. Crisp staccatos and carefully placed accents create a sound that befits the subtitle “Intensity.” A great recital piece for any time of the year!
Key: C minor
Mood: energetic, impassioned, fierce
Pedagogy: staccato, hemiola rhythm, fingering, melodic minor scale patterns