An exciting and virtuosic work for solo piano, Mouse Hole (1998/2002) requires fast fingerwork and dares the pianist to keep pace with the scurrying rodent evoked by the speedy streams of semiquavers that define the work. This work perfectly illuminates Farr’s penchant for rhythmic propulsion that typifies much of his musical output. The persistent semiquaver material in the right hand is underpinned with syncopated supporting material in the left, making it highly engaging for listeners. It is an energetic and challenging work that is sure to bring a huge amount of fun to any undergraduate or professional piano recital.
17pp: vi; 11p.