DANCING ON HOT COALS
Commission: Carl Fischer Inc. Music Publishing Company
Duration: 3 minutes
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Dancing On Hot Coals is a perpetual motion of medium difficulty. The staccato notes, which exchange constantly from hand to hand, and the frequent alteration of rhythm and meter conjure up images of a toe dancer pretending to dance on hot coals, hopping and pirouetting nimbly and quickly.