Felix Arndt, an American pianist and popular music composer, wrote the piano solo "Nola" in 1915 as an engagement gift to his fianc? (and later wife). It became the theme song for the Vincent Lopez orchestra and a top ten hit for Les Paul in 1950. This marimba ensemble with xylophone was arranged by George Hamilton Green (xylophone) and William ...
Benjamin Bear is back with lots of fun for little artists. Using key teaching moments from the popular Benjamin Bear board books-Benjamin Bear Says Please, Benjamin Bear Says Sorry, and Benjamin Bear Says Thank You-this book features six fold-out stencils for children to create original pictures.
Rachmaninoff presents here a humorous musical play for the piano which will display a great variety of touches, dynamics and tempos. The composer's own performance of this piece displays a great range of louds, softs, and varying dance-like moods in a story-like, entertaining, unpredictable, and joyous style. This is a demanding piece, requiring speed and wide reaches, and extremes of ...
This is Scandanavian romantic composer Christian Sinding's most famous piano solo, with its descriptive broken chord legato accompaniment over the beautiful lyric melody. This edition is nicely laid out, with biographical notes on the composer and detailed performance notes by the editor, Maurice Hinson.
The Editor, Willard A. Palmer, explains that "this is the most frequently performed of all the preludes and fugues from the two volumes of J. S. Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier." This excellent edition contains an explanation of the source manuscripts from which it has been prepared, a wonderful lesson on fugal construction, and numerous footnotes, as well as editorial additions ...
Here are America's two greatest, and most sung and performed, patriotic anthems. Both songs are included in their entirety as separate arrangements, and each selection is presented twice, once in a higher key and once in a lower key. America the Beautiful has versions in B-flat and in C Major. The Star Spangled Banner is presented in both A-flat and ...
This popular Rachmaninoff prelude, edited by Murray Baylor, is based on the first editions corrected by the composer and versions published in the Soviet Union since 1949. This is a vigorous composition with a wide dynamic range in march style except for the beautifully romantic and lyrical center section. There are performance suggestions included, and this edition is nicely spaced ...
The excitement and power is doubled by the performance of two intermediate level pianists in this fast and dramatic show piece which features contrasts of legato and staccato between the performers, wide swings in dynamics, and a generous sharing of melodic duties between the parts.
Two Scriabin compositions are presented here for performance by the left hand only, with performance notes and practice suggestions included. For pianists of advanced proficiency these will represent a nice technical challenge, but also two beautiful examples of the romantic Russian styling of Scriabin.
This is Lynn Freeman Olson's edition of the festive song from Grieg's set of Op. 65 Lyric Pieces. It exhibits a wide range of tempos, emotions and dynamics, using Grieg's beautiful Norwegian folk harmonies, all types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords, and extensive scale passages. Nicely spaced and easy to read.
Here is a luscious and haunting, romantic-styled original waltz which will make a lovely recital piece for 2 intermediate-level pianists. Written in the key of A-minor, the texture and rhythms are nicely varied, but not excessively complex, and the pages are nicely laid out in large, easy-to-read notation. Ms. Rollin makes good use of the arpeggio and chromaticism, and both ...
Ragtime is a perfect style for exciting duets, and this Scott Joplin-like piece is a fine example in that configuration. In this joyful, bouncy song, both performers are given sections in which to "shine" in an easy-to-read layout, loaded with traditional syncopation and using the full range of the keyboard. This rag will make a crowd-pleasing concert piece as well ...
This fanfare-like, exciting piano duet is meant to sound "Proud and uplifting, with great energy and vitality, " and the musical textures and dynamics of this composition will certainly deliver that kind of excitement! Written in C Major, 4/4 time, with block and arpeggiated chords, and many shifts in tempo, mood and dynamics.
Written when Poulenc was only 19 years old, this 3-movement piano work shows the simplicity and melodic gifts that were his trademark while also showing the influence of Erik Satie and Emmanuel Chabrier. They are written without key signatures and each moves through various keys in "perpetual" motion. There are historic notes and performance notes included.
Originally conceived as part of a group of Rumanian folk dances for piano, these three movements are indeed dances, and are titled Bagpipers, Bear Dance, and Finale. There is a strong use of accents and rhythms in these descriptive pieces. Some fingering suggestions have been added by Maurice Hinson, but Bartok's performance and musical instructions have been retained.