“Mist” has a hazy atmosphere, due to the slow tempo and slightly dissonant harmonies. The hands play completely on white keys and rarely change position, two beneficial aspects for the beginning pianist. The rhythms are quite simple, though some students may find the numerous ties to be a challenge. One should pick a slow tempo so that the mood remains peaceful.
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Echoes, Pictures, Riddles, and Tales for Piano Solo is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2005. http://www.fjhmusic.com/piano/contemp_elem.htm
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow