for Piano Duet (one piano, four hands)
- Fanfare and Tuckets
Haley Myles and Matthieu Bergheau, piano
Duration: 6.5 min.
Dedication: for Robert Blake
Publisher: Musik Fabrik
Triptych (1999) for piano duet (one piano, four hands) is an early work and dedicated to the composer’s high school piano duet partner, Robert Blake. The three brief movements explore contrasting moods. “Fanfare and Tuckets” uses typical fanfare gestures. “Arioso” is a slow ostinato aria in which the unchanging ostinato is joined by small melodic patterns, often in tiny canons. “Dance” is fast and in mixed meter, loosely inspired by the Bohemian furiant, especially the examples in Dvoák’s Slavonic Dances (a classic of the piano duet literature). The theme of the first movement returns in the coda.