for piano solo
for the full score
Ke coco Chen
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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.