By Carol Matz
Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands)
Imaginations will be sparked by the title alone, but the music of this duet will be the real inspiration for students. The driving rhythm patterns in 4/4 meter defy the bar lines and are exciting to play. Written in D minor, both parts are equal in difficulty. The melody appears first in the primo part and is then featured in the secondo. The fast tempo and ever-growing dynamics create an aura of drama and excitement. Both listeners and performers alike are sure to picture a fiery dragon by the time the final bars of the piece are played! A Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.