“Lift up My Hands to You” is written for Four Hands for Piano in AA’BB’ form with three Octatonic scales (C-C#-D#-E etc.), which is sustained through the whole work without exception. The A section starts with strong and dark clusters followed by rhythmic and percussive gesture whose texture gets thicker toward the end of the A’ section. Also, the B section is characterized by melodic line of polyphonic composition technique, which is one of significant elements in this entire piece. The aggressive and rhythmic passage is unceasingly maintained with a fast melodic motion in B’. Choi dedicates this piece to her loving parents, Nak Joong Choi and Hyo Sook Yoo.
Instrumentation: Four Hands for Piano
Duration: 5 min
Premiere: Paul Hoffmann (faculty, Rutgers University) and Jinny Park at Te Deum Recital, Calvary Korean First United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, NJ on July 27, 2003.
Delaware Percussion Ensemble, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
April, 18, 2006
Ithaca Percussion Ensemble, (Director Gordon Stout) Ithaca College, NY, USA
March, 7, 2006
The UNT Percussion Ensemble, (Director Mark Ford) Recital Hall North Texas University, TX, USA
March 3, 2006
Rutgers Percussion Ensemble, (Director She-e woo) Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Oct. 19, 2004
Anastasia Markina and Scott Marosek, Spectrum I Concert, Recital Hall, the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
April 13, 2004
Anastasia Markina and Scott Marosek, Spectrum Concert, Recital Hall, the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA