Suite for Children for Violin and Harpsichord (2007)
This piece was originally written for solo harpsichord for the Composer’s daughter, Marika, in 1998. It was later re-scored for violin and harpsichord. It was world premiered at the concert “Music of Asako Hirabayashi” at the Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul in 2009. It consists of five short pieces. Each piece has different characteristics. It is intended to be understood and enjoyed easily by children. The piece is simple, technically easy, thin in texture, and all voices can be heard clearly.