'Bead Rock' is the second movement of my Piano Sonata
No. 3 'Mondana'; also it may be performed as a
standalone concert piece, and I encourage pianists to
play it in that way. The title is a play on words, and
refers to a spherical jewel like a pearl, but also
refers to the main motif (which comprises the notes B,
E, A, D) and Rock as a musical genre. Composition was
influenced by George Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Nikolai Kapustin and Keith Emerson, and
included a funny quote from the J.S.Bach's Italian
Concerto. The jazzy style of this piece may be defined
as avant-garde, crossover, free-jazz, fusion, modern
creative, third stream or jazz-rock.
The sheet music is fully notated, highly detailed, with
complete fingering and pedal marking. The tempo
indication is 'veloce con veemenza' (vehemently fast).
So, let's rock!!!