“Dream Journey” is all about atmosphere. Unique accidentals give the piece an eerie, out-of-this-world mood. Pacing and tempo are extremely significant in this piece. Hand crossing and finger crossings are some of the challenges of this piece. The texture is thin, but a full sound is achieved by using the indicated pedal markings. When possible, students should make each hand legato. A glissando ends the piece, and students may need direction in playing this.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow