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Jean Hasse: Kangaroos 2 (Kanga+Roo)

for two pianos (2014)

In this short piece I'm attempting another interpretation of kangaroos hopping, with one piano representing a momma kangaroo and the other piano her energetic baby. Momma's hops (and landings) are played on the white keys, middle to low register, and the baby's hopping is on the black keys, upper register. They're two independent creatures, but at times both are bothered by biting insects, when they stop and scratch.


Commissioned by New Music South West, 14 composers wrote a new piece to follow each movement originally scored by Camille Saint-Saens. My piece followed his Kangaroos.