Frog Dance

For Piano

Vincent Persichetti

Solo Part
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piano
Item Number: 160-00224
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 2:30
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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The complete listings of Vincent Persichetti's works include several compositions that were withdrawn and have remained "known secrets." Not mentioned anywhere, however, is this brief gem, a family heirloom, revealed by the composer's daughter in 2015. Lauren Persichetti has written: "My father used to play Frog Dance for me to dance to when I was a little girl. He also played it to warm up before practicing for four-hand concerts with my mother. As I got older, I asked him to write it down, but he said it was just something he had written when he was a little boy. Finally, after much persuasion, he gave a copy to me and my husband, Howard Harris, for Christmas in 1977. I can still hear him play and I still dance to it."

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