Mrozinski uses D.C. al Fine in this energetic piece; this might be the first time for young pianists to encounter this marking. Keeping a steady, fast pulse is important for capturing the feeling of a vibrant dance in the forest. Creating long lines, carefully following articulation markings, and voicing the melody above the accompaniment are all important elements of the piece. Students should carefully follow the ritardando marking before returning to the piece’s beginning.
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Enchanted Forest is available through The Frederick Harris Music Company, 2003.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow