Egg the Tenth: A Whitman Interlude

Egg the Tenth started out as a piano interlude to my short song-cycle, Three Whitman Songs but pretty quickly developed ideas above its station and became too long to be appropriate for the setting, so I pulled it out and let it stand on its own.

Like many of the other piano ‘eggs’, the harmonic world Egg the Tenth occupies is a little quirky, but technically it’s not difficult to play. It should also work well on harpsichord.