This is music from my “Contemporary Classical” period and…
Wait, stay! No, really, this is not boring!! (I hope…)
Years ago I composed 24 piano preludes, one in each major and minor key, as is usual with such things.
I used the preludes as a kind of music lab where I could experiment with different ideas and techniques. In some ways this created a wide variety of different pieces.
But I had another idea – From the beginning I tried to make the preludes interconnect. Think of it, a prelude is supposed to lead into to something, like a fugue (Bach’s Preludes and Fugues being the best example). So I decided to have a prelude introduce the next prelude in the series. Sometimes the new one would even start with the main motif of the last!Continue reading