Etude No. 1 (2009)

for Solo Piano
Approximate Duration: 5:30
Premiered on June 13, 2010 by Jared Beu at the 2010 TMTA Convention Winner’s Recital, Arlington, Texas.

Program Notes

Etude No. 1 is the first piece I composed after taking a 4 year break from composing from 2005-2008. This piece was an experiment with minimalism and quintal harmony. Due to the repetitive nature of conflicting rhythms between the hands and difficult left hand passages up and down the keyboard (and with lack of a better title) I called the piece “Etude No. 1”.

Etude No. 1 received 2nd Place in the 2010 Texas Music Teachers Association’s Composition Contest Senior Level Solo Division.

An video recording of the piece can be heard below:

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