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I Leap Through the Sky with Stars

By Alexina Louie

Piano - Advanced
Composed by Alexina Louie (1949-). Piano Solo; Solo. Sheet. 16 pages.

Item Number: AP.V1447

Contemporary Canadian composer Alexina Louie was commissioned to write this piece for advanced solo piano by the Canadian Arts Council for the Canadian Music Competitions 1991. It is based on a Zen poem and shows her uniquely personal and expressive style which is rooted in a blend of east and west. The piece has light, shimmering sections that require an agile pianistic touch, as well as forceful hammered effects in the lowest register.
List/syllabus: Royal Conservatory List 2015.

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  • February 03, 2008 Amazing piece!

    I played this piece last semester at Cornell, having never heard of it (or Alexina Louie) before. I'm a fan of Griffes and other impressionist composers, so I was excited to try. This piece is very free-form and atonal, often there are no time or key signatures. It...

    's a beautiful piece where you really feel like you're painting a picture instead of playing piano. Highly recommmended for modern piano lovers, and look for my Youtube vid too!

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