The end is particularly wonky, but I can’t decide if it’s dazzlingly kaleidoscopic or just inept.
Easier Piece #5 (12/17/15): mp3
update: Oops, I finished it. (Minor futzing, and a tweak to the ending.)
Originally, I intended the piece to be a nocturne, a dreamy quiet finish to the five pieces, and definitely more Arvo Pärt than it turned out to be. Oh well. I suppose I could make it Six Easier Pieces, but then I’d have to put it on next year’s Lichtenbergian goals. Not going to happen.
I’ve left a lot of the articulation of the moving parts to the pianist, although there are a couple of deliberate staccatos in there that anyone who plays this should feel free to ignore.
Now, are these pieces actually easier to play? Compared to Six Fugues (no preludes) they are, but are they in fact objectively five easier pieces? Someone who can actually play should play them and tell me. #playdalesmusic