Cat and the Mouse, The - Copland, Aaron - Ed. by Magrath
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Aaron Copland's "Scherzo Humoristique," written in 1920, is indeed musically humorous as it depicts the skittering rodent and sinister feline in a demanding, but very enjoyable etude setting, using complex 1/16 note patterns, glissando, grace notes, chromatic scale work, and a generous use of the entire keyboard. There are sudden shifts in tempo and dynamics, and the performer tells a definite story, albeit without narration. Large hand reaches, sometimes 9ths, are required on some of the full block chords.
Large hand reaches, sometimes 9ths, are required on some of the full block chords.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2011-2013; MTAC Syllabus 2007; National Federation 2008-2010.
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Series: Alfred's Masterwork Library - Piano Solos
Publisher Item #: 00-16736
Composer: Aaron Copland, Editor: Magrath, Jane
Instrument: Piano, Level: Early Advanced, Format: Singles, Sheet Music
Ensemble: Piano Solo, Genre: Classical, 20th Century
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