This canon has some unusual aspects. For example, although the entire piece is written in E major, Kunz includes an E sharp in the final measure. This gives a brief feel of being in F-sharp minor. Another creative component is the detailed articulation markings. Students will encounter oddly placed two-note slurs as well as surprising staccato marks. Some of the tied-note rhythms can be challenging for young pianists to navigate smoothly and evenly.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow