This piece has its roots in minimalism, but it is very lyrical. The repeated broken chord pattern is easy to execute, but makes the piece sound complex and more difficult than it really is. Even though the piece has a fast-moving rhythm, it is paradoxically quite calming. Pianists who have to prepare something quickly for a recital or other performance will find this piece to be a lifesaver; it is a good fit for many situations.
Key: C Major
Mood: relaxed, content, peaceful
Pedagogy: broken chords, bringing out melodic line, maintaining steady tempo throughout.