David Karp’s peppy one piano four hand ensemble piece, Joyous Holiday, takes off in cut time, with an upbeat, lightly-syncopated tune (Primo), set against a steady, staccato, broken-chord march (Secondo). Some adventurous, bluesy travels add some fun splashes of color, but never stray too far for too long! Eighth-note scale runs in both hands have a "run-and-jump" feel - the melody only returning, as usual, on the off beat. Performers and listeners alike will find this one a joy!
|Series: The FJH Piano Ensemble Series
||Level: Late Intermediate
||Voicing: Duet (Four Hands/One Piano)