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Six Dances for Piano
by Bruce Stark
solo piano
(27 pages, about 11-12 minutes)
Belle-Kane Publications
$12.99 (US)
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(performed by Chika Nagisa, piano)
Dance No. 1
Dance No. 2
Dance No. 3
Dance No. 4
Dance No. 5
Dance No. 6
Program Notes
Six Dances for Piano was composed in 2009, for a commission from New York's Keys To The Future piano music series under the direction of Joseph Rubenstein. For me the movement--the dance--of fingers over the keyboard is often an important aspect of creating music at the piano. The pieces are characterized by energetic, syncopated rhythms and jazz-influenced passages, with the exception of Dance No. 3 which offers a lyrical piece inspired by celtic music. Performing the six pieces in order is suggested, however pianists are encouraged to choose their favorites and try other combinations.
- Bruce Stark