SCHERZO

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Scherzo for Fortepiano and Harpsichord (2009)

This short piece was originally written for violin and harpsichord, commissioned by and dedicated to Duo Libero in 2007. It was world premiered at the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society 2007 meeting. It was scored for fortepiano and harpsichord and dedicated to Duo Tastiera (Gail Olszewski & Asako Hirabayashi). The re-scored version was world premiered at the concert “Music of Asako Hirabayashi” at the Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul in 2009. The piece has a light and fanciful character with elements of surprise.