arr. by Robert D. Vandall: A unique concept of flexibility in multi-piano literature -- one person on a part for first year students, OR a combination of parts as an exercise in score reading for more advanced students, OR a mixture of part assignments for classes of diverse ability levels. Each part maintains its own melodic contour, phrasing, and rhythmic independence.


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Canonic and imitative compositional techniques highlight thematic participation among parts. Many five-finger patterns make the material accessible to first year students. Imaginative, intricate writing creates full sounding ensembles. Diverse rhythms, a wide variety of keys, and striking harmonies combine to animate ensemble repertoire.