Kirke Mechem


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suite for piano

Five Movements
Duration: 12 minutes
Premiere: 1954 by the composer
Stanford University
Recording: Momo Kodama, piano
Publisher: ECS, St. Louis, MO

An immediately accessible early work of only moderate difficulty, dedicated to pianist Roy Bogas, who has often performed it.


1 Overture

2 Elegy

3 Scherzo

4 Nocturne

5 Finale


“Bogas began with Mechem’s fine little suite, unassuming but charged with the effervescent spirit of youth. The play of energies, in both the piece and performance, was engaging.”

— San Francisco Chronicle