Louis' Loops - Toy Piano (or Piano or Harpsichord)

Catalog: EP7691

Price: $20.66

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Description

Louis’ Loops was written for the bendy fingers of Margaret Leng Tan, New York’s Kinky Dinky Diva (of the toy piano). When I heard Margaret’s tiny instruments, the timbre reminded me somewhat of the harpsichord. I decided to revisit one of my neglected loves – the French Clavecin School – and, in this particular instance Louis Couperin (1626-1661). Absorbed into Louis’ Loops are snippets of three dance movements by Couperin – ‘Courante’, ‘Sarabande en Canon’ and ‘Canaries’. I wanted to write a piece that combined virtuosity and playfulness, hence the nursery rhyme fragments appearing so often in the piece.

- Errollyn Wallen

Publisher: Peters
Composer/Author: Wallen, Errollyn
Catalog Number: EP7691

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