A unique concept of flexibility in multi-piano literature -- one person on a part for first year students, OR a combination of parts as an exercise in score reading for more advanced students, OR a mixture of part assignments for classes of diverse ability levels. Each part maintains its own melodic contour, phrasing, and rhythmic independence.
- Canonic and imitative compositional techniques highlight thematic participation among parts.
- Many five-finger patterns make the material accessible to first year students.
- Imaginative, intricate writing creates full sounding ensembles.
- Diverse rhythms, a wide variety of keys, and striking harmonies combine to animate ensemble repertoire.