Passing Time in an Ancient Woodland by Catherine Wilson has a sense of nostalgia and history with allusions to a different time.
The modal key helps to create an oldy-worldy quality, while the contrasting sections of spirited and more graceful melodies help convey the idea of past battles fought and romantic liaisons pursued.
Instrument: Piano Solo
Approximate difficulty level: Grade 4 - 5 / Intermediate
Key: Dorian mode and D major
Time signature: 4/4
Features: Syncopation, open fifths, passages of right hand quavers / eighth notes
Focus: To work on rhythm, coordination, maintaining consistent pulse
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