Mountain Toccata (2008)
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: for Jeffrey Grossman
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music of Carson Cooman (2008)
Recorded on Carson Cooman: Piano Works (Altarus) (2010)
Publisher: Musik Fabrik
Performance materials available from the publisher.
Mountain Toccata (2008) for piano was written for pianist Jeffrey Grossman. This musical material is largely inspired by the modality and sounds of Appalachian folk music, although the “tunes” are original. The score is marked “energetic, very rhythmic, always rough-hewn.” This spirit pervades the entire work.