Piano - Intermediate
Duet or Duo; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands); Solo Small Ensembles. The Alfred Duet Series. Score. 8 pages. Alfred Music #00-47311. Published by Alfred Music (AP.47311).
ISBN 9781470640774. UPC: 038081541471. English. Melody Bober.
Rhapsody Festivo was commissioned by the Fargo, Minnesota Music Teachers Association for the 2018 Multi-Piano Concert. The Romantic-style piece is dramatic in the opening section, with big chords and soaring lyrical melodies. The middle section features scale figures and staccato broken chords that provide a contrast to the opening and closing sections. The ending has rhythmic surprises and closes with a descending chromatic scale in the secondo that supports the chords found in the primo.