Rush Hour is a Glass-ian minimalist piece that your early intermediate students will be able to prepare quickly (it technically meets the criteria for a late elementary work), making it a terrific “emergency” recital piece. It is loads of fun to play and even more fun to listen to, thanks to the “car horns” placed throughout.
Key: C Major
Mood: Impatient, short-fuse
Pedagogy: melodic 5ths, accents, harmonic minor seconds.