Piano Music by Robert Helps

Saccade (1969) [for piano, four-hands]

The title refers to an equestrian maneuver, while francophonically exposing the unusually tight, vicious character of the music. A bit of S/M for the parlor-music norm of 4-hand piano repertoire.

Duration: 8 minutes

Saccade is dedicated to Milton and Peggy Salkind

POW! The only explicit con pugno (fist attack) in Helps' œuvre Saccade, bars 73-75