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Tango for Fortepiano and Harpsichord (2009)

This short piece was commissioned by and dedicated to Duo Tastiera in 2009.  It was world premiered at the concert “Music of Asako Hirabayashi” at the Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul in 2009. The piece is somber and chromatic, and has rich harmony throughout.  The sound of a single string on the harpsichord clearly highlights the melody over the more mellow sound of fortepiano.