Eugenie Rocherolle

This dance in a lively triple should be played at a low allegro to preserve its lilting nature. The fast-moving melody line should be practiced with careful fingering to prevent tie-ups. Melodic ideas are repeated; however, the left-hand accompaniment changes in articulation and rhythm between repeats. It would be easy to overpower the melody with left-hand accompaniment that is too loud. Pedaling is important to this piece; students should be sure to clear the pedal frequently to prevent blurring of chords. This piece is from the collection "Miniatures", Neil A. Kjos Music Company 


Jennifer Brooke, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa