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Persichetti: Frog Dance

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    1. Composer: Vincent Persichetti
    2. Instrumentation: Piano
    3. ISBN: 978-1-4911-0267-1
    4. Size: 8.9 x 12.0 inches
    5. Pages: 8

    The complete listings of Vincent Persichetti's works include several compositions that were withdrawn and have remained "known secrets." Not mentioned anywhere however, is this brief gem, a family heirloom revealed by the composer's daughter in 2015. Lauren Persichetti has written: "My father used to play Frog Dance for me to dance to when I was a little girl. He also played it to warm up before practicing for four-hand concerts with my mother. As I got older, I asked him to write it down, but he said it was just something he had written when he was a little boy. Finally, after much persuasion, he gave a copy to me and my husband, Howard Harris, for Christmas in 1977. I can still hear him play and I still dance to it."