Drowsey Maggie for Two Pianos

Every time I go to the United Kingdom I seem to return with a new Anglo-Celtic composition. This time I created a recomposition of two sections of my Piano Trio No. 2, "Drowsey Maggie." The Third Movement and its partial reprise from Movement IV form the Introduction of the new piece, while the Finale becomes the substance of the second section.

The recomposition involves much more than transferring the piano part of the trio and making a second piano part from the string parts. Since the musical space is distributed in an entirely different manner and the timbral opposition of a fixed-decay keyboard with the infinitely variable strings has been replaced with two full-spectrum keyboards, major shifting of material was necessary. The result is a spectacularly virtuosic encore.