24 Preludes, by Nathan Hall
For Solo Piano, Early Advanced, 35 Pages
Nathan Hall's 24 Preludes is a collaboration with pianist Rose Lachman. The preludes are part of a well-tread lineage including collections by Scriabin, Chopin, and Bach. There is one short movement for every key, major and minor, often exploring a single musical idea. Twelve movements correspond to the months of the calendar year, inspired by landscapes in the 13th century book of hours the "Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry". The other alternating twelve correspond to the qualities of the Zodiac signs that fit most within that timeframe. While they often take unexpected and curious turns, their imagery is always evocative, imaginative, and engaging.
Nathan Hall's 24 Preludes featured on Colorado Public Radio:
Slideshow: Nathan Hall's 24 Preludes: http://www.cpr.org/classical/gallery/slideshow-nathan-halls-24-preludes
Clavier Companion Review Excerpt
- Ernest Kramer, Clavier Companion Jan/Feb 2019