Sneaky Sam has the flair of a detective piece. Frequent use of staccato keeps the mood light-hearted. A steady pulse and accurate rhythms are important in this work. The hands move a lot around the keyboard and change clefs often, which may be difficult for students. The dynamic markings fluctuate between mezzo piano and mezzo forte due to the sneaky character.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow