In the fall of 2012 Dr. Parr-Scanlin and I discussed the potential for a work to be written for the piano studio designed as a one piano, eight-hand piece. I thought it would be an interesting challenge to write for such a unique ensemble. The musical language of this work is built on two intervals. These two intervals, a half-step and a perfect fourth, are realized as three pitches and are taken through various permutations throughout. It is written as a rondo, with a returning section that declares and redeclares the main three-note theme. Written in a 12/8 meter, the work groups the eighth notes in a variety of ways to create a sense of perpetual motion.

 

Molto Perpetuo – Full Score

The downloadable score is print-protected. For a complete score and parts, available at no charge, please contact me.