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about the composition

88 Keys (2004), by Carl Schroeder, is an 88-tone row for solo piano which utilizes each key on the piano exactly once. The approximate performance time is one minute and fifteen seconds.

88 Keys was published by European American Music in volume 39 of the SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) Journal of Music Scores.

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Performed by Carl Schroeder

about the composer

Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, composes music for concert band, orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and solo piano that often draws inspiration from American history, current events, natural surroundings and memories. His large ensemble music has been performed by more than 40 concert bands, orchestras and choirs, including the Air Force Band of Mid-America and Ukraine's Chamber Choir Kyiv. He has written commissioned works for the Cornell University Symphonic Band, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Southwest Wind Ensemble, Calhoun-Isles Community Band, Wells Fargo Chorus and other ensembles and individuals, and four CDs of his music have been released. His choral work Two December Carols has been published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Schroeder is a 2005 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied composition primarily with Timothy Mahr and Peter Hamlin. In 2001, he was named "Composer with Most Potential" by the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and in 2004 he was one of three under-25 American composers chosen to participate in the National Band Associationís Young Composer Mentor Project, where he took lessons with composers Mark Camphouse, Donald Grantham and Dana Wilson. He composed 88 Keys in 2004.

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February 25, 2005: Carl Schroeder, piano - Northfield, MN premiere
April 11, 2006: Carl Schroeder, piano - Minneapolis, MN
June 25, 2006: Carl Schroeder, piano - Minneapolis, MN

SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) Journal of Music Scores, Volume 39: Published by European American Music

88 Keys: Piano Music by Carl Schroeder - Carl Schroeder, piano
Musings (Society of Composers, Inc., Volume 22) - Carl Schroeder, piano

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Details & Ordering Information

88 Keys is available as part of the sheet music collection 88 Keys: Piano Music by Carl Schroeder.

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