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Emma Lou Diemer, Surprises

Emma lou diemer

Emma Lou Diemer

In this piece, surprises come in the form of sudden sforzando triads. As noted in the piece, maintaining a steady tempo is important for fully experiencing the dramatic moments. Sections of triads and octaves alternate with passages of sixteenth notes. Dynamics and articulation play a large role in creating excitement.

Composer/Publisher InformationEdit

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Reaching Out, for Solo Piano is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2004.


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow

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