Willows in the Wind
By Anne Shannon Demarest
This solo is perfect for working on expressive playing, balance between the hands and legato pedaling. It is in C major and 3/4 meter. The left hand features an eighth-note ostinato figure, while the right-hand melody consists of chords and single tones. Voicing the top note of the chords is essential for bringing out the melody. The A-B-A form aids in learning and memorizing the piece, and the descriptive title will help students create the perfect mood.