This exciting prelude differs slightly from the other works in the two volumes of preludes by Robert Vandall. First, it has a distinct middle section with a marking for meno mosso. Second, it is faster and more upbeat overall. The left hand frequently plays in treble clef, crossing over the right hand. Because of the quick tempo and hand crossings, this prelude is a bit more difficult than its counterparts. This a great piece for practicing the hands alone. Students who have already had experience playing scales in various keys will be able to easily master the brief scales passages in B major. Dynamics, pedaling, and articulation are also important aspects of this piece.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow