PRELUDE AND TOCCATA
Commission: American Pianists Association
Premiere: April 15, 2013, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Indianapolis, IN, Eric Zuber, piano
Prelude and Toccata is a work with a forward thrusting motor rhythm, yet the underlying impetus of the music threads through various emotions, beginning with thoughtfulness and introspection and a certain amount of sadness. Eventually it evolves into a lighter and more upbeat mood.