J. S. Sato Music Editions

SM37a: Sato Gray Mass

Junichi Steven Sato: Gray Mass: Parodies for Piano Solo

ISMN: M-58001-001-8
Price: US$17.95 New Price: US$11.95 (plus shipping and applicable sales tax)

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This is a collection of seven parodistic works for piano solo, most of which make great encore pieces. Featured in this set is the Variations on a Theme by Czerny, an eclectic extravaganza consisting of six variations on Czerny’s Etude in E Major, Op. 740, No. 23. This collection also includes short but hilarious parodies on themes from Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 5 in F♯ Major, Op. 53 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16.


“[Gray Mass] contains much of interest.... The quality of the work and the extent of the composer’s musical vision are both admirable.”

—Mark Alburger, 20th Century Music, February 1999

Also reviewed in Piano & Keyboard, January/February 1999 and in Clavier, July/August 1999



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Item number: SM37a
ISMN: M-58001-001-8
Suggested retail price: US$11.95
Instrumentation: Piano solo
Level: Early advanced to advanced
Pages: 37
Size: 9×12"
Release date: 1998
Duration: Varies