For Solo Piano
Performance Time: 7:25 Overall
Prelude (Before Time): 3:05
Nocturne (Decision): 4:20
Skill Level: Advanced
"Effective and pianistic."
"Nocturne commanded the most enthusiastic audience response of any work I played on my European concert tour."
Mario Feninger - Concert Pianist
This two-part work features virtuoso passages and very expressive performance demands.
As close to a watercolor as Carol Worthey has created in sound.
Prelude (subtitled "Before Time") depicts the primeval "time before time began". The work is circular in its structure, returning full circle to the beginning sonorities, which span the color palette and full range of the piano.
Nocturne (subtitled "Decision") is a musical journey from timelessness to the birth of Time. Reminiscent of Chopin but entirely modern, a melody soars over rapid left-hand passages while harmonic colors shift and shimmer. At the end, the listener gets to witness the decisive moment of revelation ("I am") in a triumphant passage that announces the birth of Time. Have we triumphed by creating Time or have we fallen into a trap? When the final chords fade, the question lingers.
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