Duration (in minutes): 17'39;
Difficulty: High (professional)
Category: concertos, orchestra and chamber orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Description: Commissioned and premiered; Paul Barnes and The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The idea for the piano concerto Ancient Keys began as a fragile melody, sung by the pianist Paul Barnes, on a foggy hillside in the Czech city of Zlin. Paul and I were on our way to a recording session for my first piano concerto and he was relating to me his ecstatic experiences singing in the choir of a Greek Orthodox Church.