"The Cat and the Mouse" Sheet Music by Aaron Copland

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Scored For: Piano Solo
Composers: Aaron Copland
Pages: 6
This product supports transposition and digital playback
SKU: 468950
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Grade Level: Early Advanced What's this?
Publisher ID: 00-16736

A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection. Aaron Copland's "Scherzo Humoristique," written in 1920, is indeed musically humorous as it depicts the skittering rodent and sinister feline in a demanding, but very enjoyable etude setting, using complex 1/16 note patterns, glissando, grace notes, chromatic scale work, and a generous use of the entire keyboard. There are sudden shifts in tempo and dynamics, and the performer tells a definite story, albeit without narration. Large hand reaches, sometimes 9ths, are required on some of the full block chords.