Appalachian Air and Dance is a tri-mood composition. The first section evokes a serene, meditative atmosphere and is free in tempo and spirit. The second section is tight in rhythm, urgent in mood and holds an inner melody reminiscent of “The Ghost of John” theme. The third part cuts loose with a bombastic barrage of triads and open 5ths in a kind of wild frenzy of cross rhythms and fireworks.
Watch this middle school piano quartet perform this wonderful quartet arrangement of “Appalachian Air and Dance”* at the Shaak Piano Music Studio in Denver Colorado.
The solo version of Appalachian Air and Dance is from Events for Piano – Book 3 and is available in both print and as a digital download. Watch Juliet perform this solo version in the Shaak Piano Studio.