Gates of Heaven
Instructions for this piece read “joyfully, with a bounce” and the opening and closing sections reflect that mood effectively. A legato melody is accompanied by brisk martellato or TD chords. A contrasting middle section is slower, with a sustained melody paired with repeating sixteenth note patterns. This is a enjoyable original work, fun to ring and hear. Begins and ends in the key of G Major; modulates to C Major, then to D Major for the contrasting middle section. 131 measures.