I am a college student who has recently won a prelim to my state competition for the miss america program. I have been advised to change my piece from a "dark" comtemporary prelude...??? Do you have suggestions for a dramatic and impressive piece from which I can easily arrange a 90 second segment? I am a classically trained pianist with over 13 years of lessons and will be working with my teacher on the new selection. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated--I am considering Lecuona's "Malaguena." However, I am not set on it or on that type of piece!
Ummmmmmm. It's sounds like you need a very short but not horribly difficult encore piece. Off the top of my head: Liszt's First Transcendental Etude, Flight of the Bumblebee, Prokofiev's March from "The Love for Three Oranges."
Good luck with the pageant!