Most of my friends and listeners here know my User Name is Rhap2
(after my Rhapsody No 2 for Piano and Orchestra), but this is a
composition I wrote before that entitled, "Rhapsody No 1 for Piano Solo."
It was written a number of years ago but never performed by anyone
but myself. I have a score, but haven't circulated it for some unknown
reason. I used the new Steinway upgrade 1.03 and PLAYED it in. After
some editing, I offer it for your listening.
The form is idiomatic of the Classical Period, but the harmonies are
a combination of "theory-taught" progressions and a lot of contemporary
jazz chords. After I wrote it, I couldn't play it for awhile as it is rather
virtuosic. Now, after some weeks of practice, I played it well enough to
enter it into Digital Performer and with editing, "make it happen."
"Rhapsody No 1 for Piano Solo" http://www.box.net/shared/0h9a7ykkp9