This piece captures the eeriness of a spooky mansion. The accompaniment has a distant, repeating pattern centered on A. The right hand, full of accidentals, twists and turns within the range of about an octave. Good fingering is necessary for playing the melody with a legato touch. There are numerous ties held over bar lines in the right hand, so students may count out loud in order to produce accurate rhythms. Following the pedal markings also contributes to the chilling mood.
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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