Solo

Gemstones

for piano solo

April 2018

Duration: 9' 

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Performer

Ke coco Chen

4/10/2018

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Program notes

I. Sapphire II. Opal III. Amethyst IV. Ruby

This piece is dedicated to the pianist Ms. Ke Coco Chen. I choose four beautiful gemstones, which are the sapphire, the opal, the amethyst, and the ruby. I was attracted by their colors and textures. The sapphire typically exists in blue and the opal can be many colors. Opal shows a variable interplay of internal colors. The amethyst is a purple gemstone. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red.

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