Runaway River by Rosemary Barrett Byers. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 5 (Intermediate); NFMC Level: Medium Class. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.22495).
This solo brings to mind the rushing rapids of the river and the energy required to navigate them. The rhythmic and melodic ostinato creates a toccata-like feel and energy. The melody is in the left hand throughout as the right hand sustains the otstinato. Many times, the left hand must cross over the right, creating a piece that is as visually exciting as it is aurally.
About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)
Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.