This is the little prelude that started me down the road of composing. One day I was noodling on the keyboard in Jacque’s Toronto apartment, and she asked me what I was playing. I told her it was just a little improvisation. Her enthusiastic reaction was very flattering. For Christmas, she bought me a mini-keyboard so I could more easily input music into Finale. This was the first piece I wrote with that keyboard. Since it was December, I labeled it December. I didn’t know at the time that I would try to write an entire set of preludes, but I’m ever grateful for Jacque’s encouragement, support, and inspiration.