Piano Preludes

Piano Preludes

Don Freund’s Piano Preludes are an ongoing series of annual short piano pieces begun in 1990; counting last year’s Piano Prelude 2016, there are now 27 of them. Here’s a pdf collection of scores for all the Piano Preludes.

Here’s a YouTube playlist of all the Piano Prelude in scrolling scores.

Or see below for links to selected YouTube score scrolling videos.

Prelude ’90 (after Thelonius) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’91 (collisions and canons) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’92 (Intro/Tune/Coda) – 3 mins.

Prelude ’93 (fluid, singing) – 3 mins.

Prelude ’94 (incisive, bright) – 3 mins.

Prelude ’95 (Tune and a half, for Elliott) – 3 mins.

Prelude ’96 (rough, ornery) – 3 mins.

 

Prelude ’97 (slow, dark, deep) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’98 (blurringly fast) – 5 mins.

Prelude ’99 (caffeinated) – 4 mins.

Prelude 2000 (for Lennie and Lou) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’01 (tender, tentative) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’02 (for SAmuel ADlEr) – 3 mins.

Prelude ’03 (view from the top) – 4 mins.

Prelude ’04 (second-hand emotion) – 5 mins.

Prelude ’05 (rolling darkness) – 5 mins.

Prelude ’06 (sweet refrains) – 5 mins.

Prelude ’07 (ringing tones) – 5 mins.

Prelude ’08 (for Evelyne) – 5 mins. ” target=”_blank”>scrolling score video

Prelude ’09 (winter whimsy) – 5 mins.

Prelude 2010 (chopping blocks) – 4 mins. ” target=”_blank”>scrolling score video

Prelude 2011 (brittlesweet) – 4 mins. ” target=”_blank”>scrolling score video

Prelude 2012 (into dark) – 3 mins. ” target=”_blank”>scrolling score video

Prelude 2013 (plight of the honeybee) – 2.5 mins. scrolling score video

Prelude 2014 (dirty white-bread) – 4.5 mins. scrolling score video

Prelude 2015 (chromamonody “sweet colorline”) 2.5 mins. scrolling score video

Prelude 2016 (“Amen” from Amen) 3.5 mins. scrolling score video