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Prelude No. 24 in B minor from 24 Preludes

By Michael Bomier

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Piano, Piano Solo - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Michael Bomier. 21st Century, Repertoire, Secular. Sheet Music Single. 2 pages. Michael Bomier #GE24P24. Published by Michael Bomier (S0.4882).

Item Number: S0.4882

The final prelude of this set of 24 uses the modern concept of metric modulation as its foundation. A single B min/maj 7 arpeggiates repeatedly in the treble, while a D aug/maj 7 does the same in the bass. The effect is not unlike that of modern minimalism, or perhaps the movie soundtrack from Vertigo, or The Day the Earth Stood Still, by Bernard Herrmann. The right hand remains unaltered throughout, BUT, the left hand reframes the groupings of the eighth-notes from groups of 6, to 5,4,3,2, down to a one-to-one ratio. It then ramps back up, past the start point, and ends with groups of nine notes, all the while maintaining the right hand. It may seem as if the tempo changes, or the time signature changes, but in fact, it is only the groupings of the left-hand eighth-notes that changes, hence, modulating the meter! Approx duration 3 mins., 30 secs. .

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