|Genre Categories||;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Twelve Melodies for a Music Box|
|Composer||Kiuttu, Jack W.|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJK 2|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2017|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||9 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
This is a short suite of twelve pieces spanning all the major keys and an exercise in restrictive composition. Each piece uses only notes from middle C to the C two octaves above and is fairly short, usually 30 seconds to a minute long. Most are composed of a simple melody over accompaniment, so that the listener may hear the titular "music box" instead of just a piano. Of course, not all are so simple as that—the penultimate piece in B-flat major, as well as some of the other faster pieces, are more to show what one can write in just the span of two octaves.