Matthew's Mazurka Ed Hughes

3 mins

Solos, Duos & Trios Duos Students Ensembles for GCSE

2 Piano

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piano duo (1 piano 4 hands)

Programme note

Part of On Track, UYMP's Education Volume for Key Stage 4.

The magical harmony of Chopin’s Mazurkas flies by very quickly. I decided to slow down the harmony of part of the first of Four Mazurkas, Op. 6, and re-imagine it, while retaining some echoes of the original. It could be imagined as a dance filmed in slow motion. The piece is dedicated to the memory of Matthew McDonald, a talented young musician who had a particular affinity with Chopin’s music.

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    13 specially commissioned pieces which aim to breathe new life into the GCSE/Key Stage 4 Music Ensemble Performance syllabus.