Robert Vandall

This prelude is not shy or reserved at all. It starts out at a forte dynamic and rarely takes a break from being loud. Bold triads in the right hand start out the piece. These should be well voiced. The left hand is busy with fun, speedy eighth notes, which need to be legato. The metronome may be helpful in this piece to make sure it is absolutely steady. Numerous accidentals are used and should be carefully observed, especially in the middle section. A double sharp sign is used, so some students may need to be introduced to this marking. This is a great choice for students that love playing zippy pieces.


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow


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