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Daydream is intermediate-level music for piano. It is a hypnotic, introspective piece written over a left-hand ostinato, mostly in a minor. The music has a peaceful, dreamlike quality. Quiet melodic fragments build, become more insistent, then fade away.
The notes are not technically hard, but the expressive nuances and ritards make it a different kind of challenge for the young pianist. The meter is mostly 6/8. Occasional shortened measures let the music surge forward. The performer must count carefully.
Daydream was selected as a contest requirement for the Renee Fisher Foundation piano competition in Connecticut. A student in the Junior Division performed it at their winner’s concert in May 2002.
Listen to Daydream, performed by the composer.