A fast-paced tempo and exciting rhythms give this piece a determined feel. The meter is constantly changing, from 2/4 to 3/4 and 4/4. This will keep performers and listeners alike engaged and attentive. Following the specific accent marks is crucial for keeping a clear pulse. Students should make sure that their staccato notes, which make up the majority of the piece, are crisp and distinct. A sudden pause partway through the piece increases its dramatic quality.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow