WALTZ IN D-FLAT (Minute Waltz) Frederic Chopin
As the composer was trying to depict a dog chasing its tail,
he originally named this piece Petit chien (Little Dog). Subsequently
the music publisher coined the nickname "Minute", intending it as a
reference to "small" rather than playing time. In fact fully
1½-2½ minutes are required to perform the work, even by a virtuoso.
This arrangement is just slightly easier than the parent work
for each participant to play; both pianists echo the melody, while the
bass-clef duties are shared.
The MP3 secondo part has a 1-measure,
lead-in. There are ritards in bars 68-70 and 108-109.
|Minute Waltz-preview .mp3||preview (1:43)||1.8 mb|
|Minute Waltz, page 1||6 pages total||193 kb|
|Minute Waltz-secondo. mp3||Secondo part||1.8 mb|
|Minute Waltz .zip||sheet music in pdf format,
3 Finale 2005 files,