As the name might suggest, Patrick’s Planets were written as pedagogical pieces for the composer’s son Patrick. He performed three of them before moving on to more advanced repertoire, including a movement of another Armstrong piece – Scorpio.
Patrick’s performance of Saturn at 2005 Contemporary Showcase earned him a spot at the Gala Concert in Ottawa.
Each of the pieces is a character piece focusing on one particular technique or musical idea.
Composed in 2004 for Solo Piano
Duration: 10 minutes
Student — various levels/Very Accessible
Published: Canadian Music Centre (Toronto)