Lift up My Hands to You

Four Hands for Piano (one piano)

*published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (Arranged for 13 percussion players)

This piece is written for Four Hands for Piano (2003/2005) in AA’BB’ form with three Octatonic scales (C-C#-D#-E etc.), which is sustained through the whole work without exception. The A section starts with strong and dark clusters followed by rhythmic and percussive gesture whose texture gets thicker toward the end of the A’ section. Also, the B section is characterized by melodic line of polyphonic composition technique, which is one of significant elements in this entire piece. The aggressive and rhythmic passage is unceasingly maintained with a fast melodic motion in B’. Choi dedicates this piece to her loving parents, her father Nak Joong Choi and her mother Hyo Sook Choi.

Instrumentation: Four Hands for Piano

Duration: 5 min

Premiere:

Paul Hoffmann (faculty) at Rutgers University and Jinny Park. Te Deum Calvary Korean First United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, NJ on July 27, 2003 .

April, 2011, Delaware Percussion Ensemble, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

April, 18, 2006 by Ithaca Percussion Ensemble, (Director Gordon Stout) Ithaca College, NY, USA

March, 7, 2006 by the UNT Percussion Ensemble, (Director Mark Ford) Recital Hall North Texas University, TX, USA

March 3, 2006 by Rutgers Percussion Ensemble, (Director She-e woo) Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Oct. 19, 2004 by Anastasia Markina and Scott Marosek, Spectrum I Concert, Recital Hall, the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

April 13, 2004 by Anastasia Markina and Scott Marosek, Spectrum Concert, Recital Hall, the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA