Four Bits for Piano

Hasse, Jean

Duration

11m 00s

Publisher

Visible Music

Composed

1986

Instrumentation

Solo

Scoring

pf

Availability

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About the work

The composer writes: the ‘Four Bits for Piano’ were composed during the seemingly timeless days of a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in the woods of New York State. They contain, for me, the spirit of those days.

First Performance: Composer, Cambridge Massachusets, Nov 1987

Technical notes

For movement II, the pianist may sing the vocal line at the end of the piece. A more theatrical alternative is to have the singer stand next to the piano for the entire piece, sing the text at the end, and sit down.