Prelude: To A Young Musician was written in 1944 for Solo Piano by Norman Dello Joio, and published in 1945. It is one of the composer's earliest published works, but his unique lyrical style is already well established. It is strongly tonal, combining Baroque and Gregorian harmonies with modern rhythms and textures.
Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008) was a prolific American composer whose works were published over a span of more than 60 years. He wrote many works for choral ensembles, Piano, and Orchestra.