Keeping a steady, clear 6/8 pulse is difficult in this canon. Syncopated rhythms give the piece an engaging flair. Contrasting articulations also add interest. Students should make sure to differentiate the staccato and legato passages. A quick tempo adds to the perky character.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow