Arabesque - (2011)    

for piano


A word from the 1700s describing ornamental patterns has been used in botany as in architecture, in dance and in music. From an awareness of the "Arab" world whose Muslim domination often though not consistently required no figuration in its artwork, fanciful designs take this name. Much as science and mathematics "fractals" reproduce patterns resulting in outward form, this little arabesque begins with the sextuplet in voiced imitation, other small sequences added for episodic value.



2 pages, circa 2' 50" - an MP3 demo is here: 


The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.