This may be the most dissonant minuet studied by one’s beginning students. In no particular mode, the key signature simply has one C-sharp. Students will encounter parallel motion sections as well as moments of contrary motion requiring a lot of coordination. Dynamics also play a large role, as does articulation. Students will be kept busy with the many facets of this piece.
Mikrokosmos is available through Boosey and Hawkes.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow