Suite Alternatives for Solo Piano

By Barbara Harbach
Published: 1995

I. Upturn • II. Nocturne • III. Return
The first piece is bright and imitative; the second composition has interesting contrasts between lyricism and unexpected melodic twists; the finale alternates between playfulness and percussiveness. This set is written for specific technical needs of advancing pianists. Playing in the outer ranges of the keyboard, accuracy with wide-spaced melodic lines, and balance between hands in imitative sections are just a few of the techniques these pieces will develop.