Twelve Lyric Preludes (2012) Op. 116 

Opus number: op. 116

Title: Twelve Lyric Preludes

Written for: Angel Ramon Rivera and the NEC Preparatory School Piano Seminar

Date written: 2012

Length: twenty-one minutes

Premiere performance: March 2, 2013, Today’s Youth Plays Today’s Music, NEC’s Preparatory Division Contemporary Festival. Twelve students of A. Ramon Rivera

Subsequent performance: May 24, 2013, Pierce Hall at New England Conservatory, students of A. Ramon Rivera

Program notes: Twelve Lyric Preludes, Op. 116, were written for and dedicated to Angel Rivera’s Intermediate Seminar at the NEC Preparatory School. They were first played in March of 2013 as part of the annual “Today’s Youth Plays Today’s Music” festival. Earlier in September of 2012 the composer played the first four and the last four of these preludes in a concert at David Friend Recital Hall at the Berklee College of Music and in a service at First Church Boston.