Kirke Mechem

suite for piano

Five Movements

Duration: 12 minutes

Premiere: 1954 by the composer

Stanford University

Recording: Momo Kodama, piano

Publisher: ECS, Framingham MA

An immediately accessible early work of only
moderate difficulty, dedicated to pianist Roy
Bogas, who has often performed it.


1 Overture
2 Elegy
3 Scherzo
4 Nocturne
5 Finale

“Bogas began with Mechem’s fine little suite, unassuming but charged with the effervescent spirit of youth. The play of energies, in both the piece and performance, was engaging.”      — San Francisco Chronicle