This canon has an unusual pulse, created by short, segmented rhythms. The numerous rests are crucial for capturing the piece’s whimsical nature. Students should not be intimidated by the four flats in the key signature, since both hands are simply in F minor hand positions. A legato touch is needed throughout.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow