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Minimalist Tribute to Claude Debussy for Piano Solo, from Three Minimalist Tributes

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By Michael Bomier

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Piano, Piano Solo, Keyboard/Synthesizer, - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Michael Bomier. 21st Century, Repertoire, General Instructional, Secular. Sheet Music Single. 10 pages. Michael Bomier #GE3MTCD. Published by Michael Bomier (S0.24815).

Item Number: S0.24815

The Impressionist movement in painting was certainly about color, more so than the realistic depiction of objects, as had been the style of painting from Giotto until that time. In post-Impressionist art, that emphasis on color was distilled to its essence by the color field painter Mark Rothko. His shimmering canvases showed the subtle shifts in shade, tone and hue from the top to the bottom of the image. So I have done with Debussy. He was a splashy and vivacious colorist. The Minimalist style is not extravagant, but economical in its means of expression. This piece uses subtle shifts in the juxtaposition of single tones, in octaves, over shifting but close, arpeggiated chords, with am alternating low bass tone, played by the hand crossing over in each measure. F, E#, Ab, G#, these all take on new contexts, as the chord beneath each tone creates a new way of hearing each single octave. The requisite whole-tone passage in the middle adds more motion, and places the low basstone before the high melody. Approx. running time in just under 7 mins. 30 secs. Specific pedaling indicated throughout. Not a difficult piece, just a characteristically Minimalist treatment, with the constant accompaniment. Tributes to Ravel and Milhaud are coming soon, each with their own modern interpretation of these French masters' approach and materials. Will be available in a complete three-piece set as well. MBB .

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