This piece was composed for the Florida State Music Teacher’s Association 2019 Conference in Gainesville, FL. This recital-length pop-style intermediate solo is charming and lush, with biting dissonances that resolve gracefully into calm, consonant intervals. There is a tinge of sadness in the piece, reflecting the pain that needs healing through music. (The conference’s theme was “Music Meets Medicine.”) This is a sure-fire winner for your studio!
Key: Eb major
Mood: Calm, healing, passionate, contemplative
Pedagogy: left hand arpeggio patterns, rubato, dynamic shading, pedaling