Czerny Op 740 #8, Single Version
Updated: Mar 3
Having already paired #8 with #7 a reverse process is obviously possible but would be redundant unless you alter the material to avoid sameness. I settle for a single version of #8, a shortcut.
Op 740 #8, Single Version: quick, hurried march, 16 sets of 8
This is my performance of my shortcut arrangement of #8, for which I supply a score. I created a ternary structure by means of a bridge (B section) in the relative major (C) based on Czerny’s opening theme. I think that playing Czerny’s melody in single notes is more effective than his chordal treatment, and if you can manage my hand-crossing at his mm 9-12 the music takes on a blend of menace and comedy.