Robert Vandall

Vandall’s Courtly Dance is a sedate dance with several repeated sections. When piano is marked as a dynamic, the left hand should be even softer as to not overpower the melody. The left hand can be brought out more on scalar passages, however, such as in the second main section, a scalar dialogue between the hands. Several suspensions add interest to the piece and should be highlighted. In addition, students can linger on the unexpected harmonic progression near the end of the piece.

Myklas Press, 1993 


Jennifer Brooke, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa