Preludes for piano

I have composed six preludes for piano that present interpretive challenges for the pianist and evoke diverse emotional responses from the listener.      I was inspired by the  improvisatory nature of the short pieces that were common in the Baroque era that often threaded rhythmic and melodic motifs into a tapestry of sound.    And I was particularly influenced by the spirit of spontaneity evident in the sets of short pieces composed in the Romantic ear that often dramatically played out for a particular emotional response.

Prelude No. 1 in C

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Prelude No. 2 in Db

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Prelude No. 3 in D

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Prelude No. 4  in Eb

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Prelude No. 5  in Bb

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Prelude No. 6  in B

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