The American Evolution: Piano Preludes is the third phase of the larger American Evolution project that has produced The American Evolution: Piano Variations and the award winning The American Evolution: Piano Sonatas. The Prelude album was previously awarded the Silver Medal by the Global Music Awards and as of today, the album has been awarded the American Prize Competitions Special Judges Citation: Exceptional Commitment to Music by Americans.

Recorded in Ford Auditorium at Berry College, this CD contains a fantastic collection of contemporary piano preludes by some of the most talented composers of our time.

I have included a number of examples in the "Listen" section. Below you will find the track list with the associated web pages listings for each composer on the 'links' tab. They are all remarkable people with imaginative ideas to share with you. Enjoy!!

1. Trent Hanna - Prelude - 2006
2. Justin Merritt - Prelude #5 - 1999
3. Drake Mabry - Prelude I (based on Chopin’s Prelude No. 2) - 1977
4. Jacob Thiede - Prelude 3, Running - 2014
5. Nailah Nombeko - Prelude for Piano - 2013
6 – 17. Stephen Truelove
Preludes: 11 or 12 Piano Portraits Dating from 1965
18. *Keane Southard - Prelude #1 (Jazz) - 2007
19 – 22. Philip Schuessler - Preludes for Piano - 2006
I. Sun Salutation A
II. Fragment Dances
III. Zeus Variation
IV. Moment Path
23. Jason Bahr - Moving Prelude - 2005
24. *Keane Southard - Prelude #8 (Chromatic)
25. Richard Hugunine - Prelude No. 1, Opus 27 - 2014

*My apologies to Keane Southard for the 1000 CDs with his name spelled incorrectly.

The complete CD is available through CDBaby, international release at CurvePoint Media, or through this website.