II. A Pretty Face (four-hands)
Advanced duet for four-hands, one piano. Key of C. 11 pages.
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Composer's Notes: "A Pretty Face" is the second movement of "The Mirror Suite". I wrote a poem to assist in inspiration for this piece; you can check it out here: https://www.kirstenbeckermusic.com/post/using-poetry-to-inspire-melody) "A Pretty Face" has three sections, each with a variation on melody and rhythm. The rhythmic scheme slows down as each section progresses: going from a swirling sixteenth note pulse, to a lilting dotted eighth/sixteenth flow, to a dramatic finish with quarter note chords. This piece is deceptively challenging to put together, particularly with the pedaling and balance between hands. I tried to write very specific dynamics to assist in this.