Autumn Music

Instrumentation: solo piano
Playing time: 8' 40
Copyright 1979
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Autumn Music was composed for Yuka Suzuki in 1979.  Yuka, an excellent piano student of Donald Betts at Macalester College, invited me to write her a piece to be played on her Senior Recital.  Autumn Music became the second season in what was to become a cycle of seasons; Summer Music, for 14 soloists, was composed in 1974, and Winter and Spring were soon to be written.  Christine Dahl recorded Autumn Music and Spring Music for one of INNOVA’s first issues on vinyl.

Autumn Music performed by Christine Dahl