PRIMA MATERIA

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$7.95

Year Authored (or revised): 

2001

Scoring: 

solo piano

Duration (min): 

4

First Performance: 

October 25, 2015 - Gayle Blankenburg (piano); Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California)

This brief etude is not overtly virtuosic, but its challenges are threefold: (1) rhythmic complexity, compounded by (2) a widely-distributed contrapuntal texture requiring subtle utilization and gradations of the damper pedal, as well as (3) rigorous adherence to its gradations of dynamics.

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