"Hommages fugitifs" comprises nine preludes for piano. The duration of the whole work is approximately 12'30'', and since the maximum duration for a commissioned piece in the Maj Lind competition is ten minutes, the performer may take some liberties concerning the order and the number of preludes which he or she chooses to include in the ten minute time span. The player should not play all the preludes. The order of the preludes may be chosen freely, with the exception of the prelude "Anna", which must be played first. Preludes "Anna" and "Linea" are obligatory. The player may choose between preludes "Monsieur Akolà" and "Pierre", but it is the composer's preference that both of them be included. From the rest of the preludes ("Alex", "Avopa!", "Maurice le défunt", "Matto", "Robert"), the performer may choose at will. Metronome markings are for guidance. However, the player should be strict about observing the tempo relationships given. Accidentals have been added for clarity in places where confusion might otherwise occur about what the pitches actually are.
© Veli-Matti Puumala Instrumentation
Works for Solo Instrument Premiere
Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition, 2nd round, Helsinki, August 14-16, 2002 Movements
1. Anna, 2. Linea, 3. Pierre, 4. Maurice le défunt, 5. Robert, 6. Alex, 7. Avopa!, 8. Matto, 9. Monsieur Akolà Commisioned by / dedications
Commissioned by the Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2002
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