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SDG 12-205 - Nocturne in E Minor
No. 4
by BERKEY, Jackson (b. 1942) (Composer)
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About Nocturne in E Minor
24 NOCTURNES

Certain piano works by Bach, Shostakovitch, and Chopin share an identical harmonic journey. The PRELUDES AND FUGUES of Bach and Shostakovitch and the 24 PRELUDES of Chopin include works in all major and minor keys. Now, here in the 21st Century, Jackson Berkey's 24 NOCTURNES are ordered harmonically in a similar manner. Berkey's works traverse the "Circle of Fifths", alternating between major and relative minor keys. Although the composer maintains the 12 key signatures, occasionally the NOCTURNE at hand is in one of the modes of its indicated key signature, rather than having the key signature's "tonic" as the key center.

Many of Berkey's NOCTURNES intentionally emulate - structurally, melodically, technically - existing piano works by "classical" composers from different time periods. Here are several: Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Debussy, Satie, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Alberto Ginastera, William Schuman, and Serge Prokofiev.
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Year
2007-2012
Period
Modern, Living Composer
Category
SDG Press , Related Publishers, Piano(s) - Unaccompanied, Piano, Keyboards
Genre
Original Works, American
Copyright Year
2012
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