Walden Hughes' Piano Ensemble Compositions

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Dr. Walden Hughes has written 100 compositions and transcriptions for his university piano ensembles, and by commission for performing pianists and piano faculty in the United States and Europe. These works have been performed widely in 58 different countries by various performing ensembles.   The compositions can be heard below as MIDI files. 

The full scores can be attached to email as PDF files for instant delivery & printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free download if you don't have it already (but I’ll bet you already have it). 

For information concerning how to obtain performance scores of the compositions represented by the MIDI files below, contact Dr. Hughes through E mail at (or go to this web site for availability - http://waldenhughes.webs.com):

walden.hughes@juno.com

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DUET (1 piano 4 hands)

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the World arranged by Dr. Hughes for 1 piano 4 hands MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  New Sabbataical 2010 - There is also a ONE piano 8 hands version available @  http://waldenhughes.webs.com as well as a 2 piano 8 hands version (& a 4 pianos 8 hands version)

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  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) StolzelDu Bist Bei Mir 1 piano 4 hands MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) New Sabbataical 2010 (We used to think Bach had composed this; it's in the Magdalena Notebook)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Russian Rag MIDIDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  Watch VIDEO performance of Russian pianists Olga Bogdanova and Irina Kopteva in performance of Russian Rag

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Stoptime RagDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance of Justin Mihkelson and Jacqueline Fitch

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joplin's EntertainerDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 2010 – There is also a 2 Pianos 8 Hands version available @ http://waldenhughes.webs.com/             Watch a VIDEO Performance of the 2010 NNU Piano Quartet

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Albeniz PreludeDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
Commissioned by University of Louisiana at Monroe Piano Faculty for the Louisiana Music Teacher's Convention.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Couperin's Rondeau: Mysterious BarricadesDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the WorldDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Bach's "Wachet auf " (Sleepers Awake) MIDI  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Bartok's "Rumanian Folk Dances"

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Gershwin's "Clap Yo' Hands" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . "Fascinating Rhythm" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance by Geoff Harmon and DorthyAnn Isaackson

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Recorded by the Kipnis-Kushner Piano Duo January 2000 (Parnassus Records - PACD 96030) Watch VIDEO performance of Russian pianists Olga Bogdanova and Irina Kopteva in performance of Rialto Ripples

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Commissioned by Igor Kipnis for the Kipnis-Kushner Piano Duo

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Commissioned by Igor Kipnis for the Kipnis-Kushner Piano Duo

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Gottschalk's "The Banjo" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

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Commissioned by Paul Ressel, Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett, Germany

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Ibert's "Little White Donkey" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

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TRIO (1 piano 6 hands)

Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto Number 6"
Commissioned by Ken Phillips, Hvaler Municipal School of the Arts, Norway.

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Handel's "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Ping Pong Polka" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
"It's a Small World" played with as many ping pong balls as available on the piano strings

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise"  MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance by Scott King, Andrew Stout and Jenny Swonger
Commissioned by Ken Phillips, Hvaler Municipal School of the Arts, Norway.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Rossini's "William Tell Overture" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Strauss' "Radetzky March" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO performance of the NNU Piano Ensemble

Christmas music for piano trio (or any multiple of 3 pianists at more than one piano)
Commissioned by Linda Kennedy, Arkansas

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . "Adeste Fideles" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance of the NNU Piano Ensemble

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  . . . . . "In Dulce Jubilo" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 

for more Christmas music, see 4 pianos 8 hands music below...

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DUO (2 pianos 4 hands)

Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony
Commissioned by Paul Ressel, Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett, Germany

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Commissioned by University of Louisiana at Monroe Piano Faculty for the Louisiana Music Teacher's Convention.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the WorldDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . "Surprise slow movement" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . . . . . "Surprise Finale " MIDI  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Schubert's "Ave Maria" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) MIDI Watch VIDEO performance of pianists Becky Nelson & Wendy Quarve in performance Thanksgiving evening 2006 at NNU

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QUARTET (2 pianos 8 hands)

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the World arranged by Dr. Hughes for 2 pianos 8 hands MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  New Sabbataical 2010 - There is also a ONE piano 8 hands version available @ http://waldenhughes.webs.com as well as a duet version (1 piano 4 hands)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Joplin's Entertainer Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) NEW Sabbatical 2010 – There is also a 1 Piano 4 Hands Duet version available @ http://waldenhughes.webs.com/             Watch a VIDEO Performance of the 2010 NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) NEW Sabbatical 2010

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) NEW Sabbatical 2010 – There is also a 1 Piano 4 Hands Duet version available @ http://waldenhughes.webs.com/             Watch a VIDEO Performance of the 2010 NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) RagTime DanceDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  Watch a VIDEO Performance of the 2010 NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Albeniz Leyenda (Prelude)Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance of the NNU Piano Ensemble
Commissioned by University of Louisiana at Monroe Piano Faculty for the Louisiana Music Teacher's Convention.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Faure's Berceuse from Dolly SuiteDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance of the 2010 NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Beethoven's "Turkish March" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Copland's "Hoe-Down" MIDI  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO performance of NNU Piano Quartet reunion at a homecoming concert Thanksgiving evening 2006 at NNU (Julia Ganske, Ryan Ketchum, John Fraley, Brad Jahn)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance in C Major" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO Performance of the NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO Performance of I Got Rhythm NNU Piano Ensemble

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Liszt's "2nd Hungarian Rhapsody" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO performance of NNU Piano Quartet performing Thanksgiving evening 1997 (Julia Hoffman, Brandon Hoffman, John Burton and Heather Olson)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Milhaud's "Brazileira" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)  Watch a VIDEO performance of  NNU Piano Quartet performing Thanksgiving evening 1999 (Bob Van Allen, John Burton, Brandon Hoffman, and David Stillman

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Prokofiev's "Troika" MIDI (from the Lieutenant Kiji Suite) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO performance of NNU Piano Quartet performing Thanksgiving evening 1995 (Julia Hoffman, John Fraley,Ryan Ketchum and Heather Olson)

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QUARTET (4 pianos 8 hands)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the World arranged by Dr. Hughes for 4 pianos 8 hands MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 

Listen to an 8-piano version of the same piece below: 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Joy to the World arranged by Dr. Hughes for 8 pianos 16 hands MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 

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SEXTET (2 pianos 12 hands)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO Performance of the NNU Piano Quartet

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Strauss' "Radetzky March" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)Watch a VIDEO performance of the NNU Piano Ensemble

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OCTET (4 pianos 16 hands)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Milhaud's "Brazileira" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Listen to 8 students from the Hughes studio perform this octet (as an mp3 file) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Molly Bales, Jill Deakins, Lindsy Glaze, Johanna Hamilton, Jayme Harding, Emily Mace, Sarah Miller, Apryl Page

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ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS (Piano Solo and Piano Duet)
21st century music

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Barbarian Toccata" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Percussive Fugue" MIDI (Piano Trio - 1 piano 6 hands) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
pianists tap on fallboard, lid and soundboard (1 pianist sitting,1 pianist standing, 1 pianist lying underneath the piano)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Scherzo" MIDI (Piano Duet - 1 piano 4 hands) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Blues in Fourths" MIDI (Piano Duet) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

"Fugues a la Mode" (Piano Duet 4-Voice Fugues using a variety of modes from Dorian to Locrian)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . "Mixolydian Fugue" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . . . . "Phrygian Phugue" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Fourth Fugue" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

"Blues Suite Blues" (Piano Solo) combines the blues scale & harmonic & melodic 4ths

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . "Blues in Fourths" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . . . . "Invention Blues" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . . . "Toccata in Fourths" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) . . . . . . . . . . "Giga Blues" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Scherzo" MIDI (Solo) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Revolutionary Blues Etude" MIDI   (Solo) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Birthday Blues" MIDI (Solo) Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
For my wife

FRUIT BASKET:

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Duet for 4 Green Bananas"  MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 green bananas (not peeled!)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Duet for 4 Grapefruits"  MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) Watch a VIDEO Performance of Hughes students
This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 grapefruits, one in each hand. Oranges may be substituted in the absence of suitable-sized grapefruits, or if the players' hands are too small to adequately wield 2 grapefruits. The composer allows a change of title under these circumstances. Tennis balls and baseballs may also be substituted, with the appropriate title change. Pomegranates and nectarines are not recommended.

"Septet for 8 Grapefruits, cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melon" (requires 4 pianos) - MP3 file

Performed by Molly Bales, Jill Deakins, Lindsy Glaze, Johanna Hamilton, Jayme Harding, Emily Mace, Sarah Miller

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Duet for 4 Oranges and a Cantaloupe" MIDI Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 oranges, one in each hand. The secondo player also plays the "cantaloupe" which rests on the bottom few black notes of the piano (how many depends on the size of the particular cantaloupe). The secondo player must not only play his/her 2 orange parts, but must also periodically pick-up and "drop" the cantaloupe (with sufficient exactitude that the cantaloupe does not fall off the keyboard).

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Orange Etude" MIDI  (Solo)Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
This piece is performed with an orange in the right hand (employs both "rolling" technique and "squashing" technique).

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes) "Grapefruit Etude" MIDI (Solo)Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: notes5.gif (95 bytes)
This virtuosic piece is performed with grapefruits in both hands.

walden.hughes@juno.com

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As an added bonus, written while recovering from cataract surgery for 4 pianos / 24 hands:

Cage's 4 Minutes 33 Seconds (of Silence)

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