PRELUDE AND TOCCATA

Solo Piano
Composed: 2013
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.