• Listening to my grandfather's tales of chieftain ancestry led to this lyrical boyhood
imagining of my Choctaw roots.
• Melody is of the utmost importance.
• Use finger substitution extensively to achieve a legato melody.
• Observe that two voices often occupy the same staff.
• Sometimes reduced notes are used as either optional notes to be played or to show the
continuation of a melodic idea.
• Each piece of music is an entity. While this piece was "captured" once in a sound recording,
this written score may vary a bit from the recorded version...and that's okay.
Every performance will be (and should be) slightly different.
• Notes are negotiable—meaning, these written notes will render a realistic performance if
every note is played exactly as written. However, as long as the performer remains true to
the identity of a piece, notes may be added or deleted (especially in the left hand
• Although too cumbersome to notate each instance, I often hold down the lower note of an
octave in the left hand.
• The composer engraved this work and acknowledges that clarity of intent often won over
strict adherence to notational rules.
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