Piano Solo - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Gary Powell Nash. Contemporary Classical. 31 pages. Published by Gary Powell Nash (S0.61779).
Item Number: S0.61779
Three Ivory Magnolia Fantasies (2003) for piano solo is a three movement work largely inspired by Dr. Gary Powell Nash’s experiences in Mississippi as Associate Professor of Music at Mississippi Valley State University. Movement one, titled “Buddy’s Path” is a result of the two main premises of the movement which include blues riffs of Buddy Guy and Beethoven’s “Pathetique” Sonata. Buddy’s Path begins with a slow introduction and transitions to faster music. After section 2, the slow intro music returns and once again transitions to section 1 material, alluding to the formal structure from Movement 1 of the Pathetique Sonata. Movement two, titled “Dedication”, a slow movement is also ternary, with A, B, cadenza and A’. It begins with cadenza-like passages, using 32 note rhythms and then moves to slower paced music, with longer note values, although actually marked at a slightly faster tempo. The B section continues the slow paced music and progresses to a Chopin-like cadenza, which closes the B section. The A’ section returns to the slower paced music with longer note values. Movement three, titled “Fast Blues on the Wall” is based on a blues tune titled “On the Wall”, an upbeat and fast tempo tune demonstrating the barrelhouse blues tradition. Using a ternary design, the A and A’ sections of “Fast Blues on the Wall” feature a doubled twelve bar blues-like progression where the corresponding phrases in a standard twelve bar blues progression are doubled in regards to measure length. .
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