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Piano Solo - Digital Sheet Music

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Piano Solo - Level 5 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1000666

Composed by Nicholas Yandell. 20th Century,Contemporary. Score. 12 pages. Nicholas Yandell Music #6324367. Published by Nicholas Yandell Music (A0.1000666).

This piece explores the whole range of the piano, as well as the instrument's more percussive side in a work that's rhythmically rich, with accessible melodic material and harmonic contrasts. This is a high-concept, expressive show piece, which is perfect as a recital piece for a college student or professional and an average performance of this piece lasts just over 6 minutes.

First performed (studio recording) in Scotland by Edward Cohen in August of 2020, this work explores the concept of "Extant Art". The definition of Extant is: still in existence, surviving, what’s not destroyed or lost; focusing on what remains after the surface of a person, object, or idea is stripped away. Musically, this concept is expressed through breaking down melodies and harmonies to their simplest elements, exploring spacious and percussive textures, clusters and jarring contrasts, moments of shrill dissonance, and using fragmented and jagged rhythms to form the parts of a shattered whole. Ultimately, this work is about breaking down the outside emotional skin and then penetrating the depths of an individual, until left with just their extant core. It’s a thrashing musical journey of catharsis.

Performing Rights Organization: ASCAP

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