Hearing this piece may transport listeners to a magical land. “Magic Carpet Ride” flows nicely and has a constant sense of movement. The piece is built on eighth-note broken chords. The hands are continuously changing position and crossing over one another. Students should be comfortable with moving around a lot and be able to quickly read notes with ledge lines. The pedal markings and rests should be followed carefully in order to achieve the desired sounds. This eerie piece should be played steadily so that the magic carpet never slows down.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow