This piece provides a much different texture than most students are probably used to. It is a great way to experiment with different kinds of musical phrases, and to learn the lilt and metric accents of different time signatures. As they learn to make a climax out of the never-changing texture, help them think about how this might have been played on the organ with different manuals.
This piece is from the collection "Astrological Preludes", Frederick Harris Music, 1995
Heidi Worsham, master piano student, The University of Iowa