This calm and flowing piece is an ideal “recital rescue” piece: it sounds much harder than it is, partly because of the extensive pedal use, but the repeated patterns make it extremely easy to learn and memorize. It fits under the hands and has a tiny bit of “flash” with a repeated right hand “sparkle” pattern. While it shares a number of features with minimalist music, it has a more pop music and new-age music sound to it. It will find a warm place in many of your students’ hearts!
Key: C minor
Mood: calm, thoughtful
Pedagogy: eighth note repeated patterns, sixteenth notes, dotted quarter-eighth note patterns, pedaling