This short piece is conversational in nature, with a lot of interaction between both hands. Students should be aware of which voices to highlight. The style of phrasing is somewhat reminiscent of a recitative, giving it a story-telling quality. Phrase lengths are uneven due to constantly changing meters. Students should make sure to count carefully and always be aware of the pulse. The given slur markings are exact and should be followed closely.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow