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Senior Pieces: Written for My Students at Their High School Graduation (Book 3)

ID: SM-000172053
Alternative title Prelude, Over the Mountain, The River, Passages, Quest, Ghosts
ComposerMichael Mauldin
PublisherMichael Mauldin
Year of composition 2011
Genre Classical / Piece
Instrumentation Piano
Scored forSolo
Type of scoreFor a single performer
Duration 21'35"
Movement(s) 1 to 6 from 6
Difficulty Advanced
Description A beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals.

The pieces in Book 3 were written at Annacarla between 2009 and 2011, with the exception of "Ghosts," which was written in 2001, before I purchased Elizabeth Willink's house as a composing and teaching retreat. The piece is included here on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September, 2011.

More sound: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/senior-pieces-book-3
Upload date 09.10.2012


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