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ORIGINAL Compositions


ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS (Piano Solo and Piano Duet)
21st century music

"Barbarian Toccata" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

 "Percussive Fugue" MIDI (Piano Trio - 1 piano 6 hands) $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE
pianists tap on fallboard, lid and soundboard (1 pianist sitting,1 pianist standing, 1 pianist lying underneath the piano)

"Scherzo" MIDI (Piano Duet - 1 piano 4 hands) $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

"Blues in Fourths" MIDI (Piano Duet) $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

"Fugues a la Mode" (Piano Duet 4-Voice Fugues using a variety of modes from Dorian to Locrian)  "Mixolydian Fugue" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

. . . . . . . . . "Phrygian Phugue" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

"Fourth Fugue" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

"Blues Suite Blues" (Piano Solo) combines the blues scale & harmonic & melodic 4ths

. . . . . . "Blues in Fourths" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

. . . . . . . . . "Invention Blues" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

. . . . . . . . "Toccata in Fourths" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

 . . . . . . . . . . "Giga Blues" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

  "Scherzo" MIDI (Solo)  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

"Revolutionary Blues Etude" MIDI   (Solo)  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE

FRUIT BASKET:

 "Duet for 4 Green Bananas"  MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE


This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 green bananas (not peeled!)

"Duet for 4 Grapefruits"  MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE
This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 grapefruits, one in each hand. Oranges may be substituted in the absence of suitable-sized grapefruits, or if the players' hands are too small to adequately wield 2 grapefruits. The composer allows a change of title under these circumstances. Tennis balls and baseballs may also be substituted, with the appropriate title change. Pomegranates and nectarines are not recommended.

"Duet for 4 Oranges and a Cantaloupe" MIDI  $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE
This piece is performed by 2 duet partners (at 1 piano) and 4 oranges, one in each hand. The secondo player also plays the "cantaloupe" which rests on the bottom few black notes of the piano (how many depends on the size of the particular cantaloupe). The secondo player must not only play his/her 2 orange parts, but must also periodically pick-up and "drop" the cantaloupe (with sufficient exactitude that the cantaloupe does not fall off the keyboard).

"Orange Etude" MIDI  (Solo) $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE
This piece is performed with an orange in the right hand (employs both "rolling" technique and "squashing" technique).

"Grapefruit Etude" MIDI (Solo) $5.00 U.S. for the Performance SCORE
This virtuosic piece is performed with grapefruits in both hands.


As an added bonus, written while recovering from cataract surgery for 4 pianos / 24 hands:

Cage's 4 Minutes 33 Seconds (of Silence)

Dr. Walden Hughes was one of three United States music teachers awarded the 1995 "Master Teacher Certificate" by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Dr. Hughes has published over 30 articles in national and international music journals. He holds five degrees in music, including two in piano performance and one each in piano pedagogy, music history and literature, and music theory. Dr. Hughes teaches piano, music history, composition and counterpoint at Northwest Nazarene University, where he has served for the past 33 years. He also founded and arranges music for the NNU Piano Ensembles.  


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