Though short, “Reaching Out” still demands skill and concentration from the performer. Creating a thoughtful mood is one of the most important aspects of the piece. Students can do this by producing a warm, rich sound and by staying within the given dynamic levels. Also, listening carefully to phrases and long-held notes adds even more depth to the piece.
Complete bio can be found at http://www.fjhmusic.com/composer/ediemer.htm
Reaching Out, for Solo Piano is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2004.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow