Duration: 13 minutes
I wrote the eight miniatures of my “Sketchbook” during a period when I was spending many hours of the day practicing the piano for upcoming performances. I’d jot the pieces down quickly while I was taking breaks from learning notes. They’re little experiments: studies in composition, brief developments of simple ideas, scored for the instrument that is the center of my musical activities. Some of them have already been the basis for longer, more involved pieces; some are completions or workings-out of older sketches or notions.
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Premiere: Hatch Hall, Rochester NY — September 2014 by the composer