Varying in style from the 'moody Blues for Three' to 'Encore' - a fun piece of musical trivia, these pieces for three pianists can show that pianists don't always have to work alone. The four pieces could be performed either separately or as a suite and will provide piano teachers with some novelty items for inclusion in pupil concerts.
"Blues for Three" is a moody "cool school " blues with a modal feel. Primo and Secondo players exchange "call and response" phrases over a sparse terzo bass line.
"Sempre Legato" is a slow, contrapuntal exploration of a descending scalic motif by the primo and secondo players over an arpeggiated accompaniment provided by the terzo player.
"Easy-Going Blues" is a " laid-back", slow-to-medium tempo, swing blues in which each player has a vital role to perform. Whilst the primo player reiterates the " riff-like " melody, the secondo player adds the harmony to the terzo walking bass line.
"Encore" is a light-hearted piece of musical " trivia " which could be used to conclude a six-handed recital programme.