Boulanger: “Cortège” from Trois morceaux

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Claude Debussy: "The Snow Is Dancing" from Children's CornerMélanie (Mel) Bonis: BourréeManuel de Falla: CanciónFrancis Poulenc: Improvisation No. 1 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the sco...

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Zaimont: "Mandarin Orange" from In My Lunchbox

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Video 1: Preparation and Presentation Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one "Charlie Chipmunk" from Piano SafariAmazing GraceAny tune that employs the pentatonic scale Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score to prepare ...

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Zwilich: "Lullaby for Linus" from Peanuts Gallery

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Vladimir Rebikov: Rocking, Op. 31 No. 7Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51 No. 1Franz Schubert: Valse Noble in A minor, D. 969/Op. 77 no .9 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, ...

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Hensel: Melodie in C-sharp Minor, Op. 4, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pieces that have a melody line over a simple bass harmony.Pieces that have more than one voice represented in one hand, pre level 9 (for example: Bach Little Preludes and Fugues or movements from French Suites). Get Ready: creativ...

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Joplin: The Easy Winners

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Elite Syncopations, Scott JoplinHot Potato Rag, Martha Mier"Sweet Mister Jelly Roll" from Portraits in Jazz, Valerie CapersAny piece that uses A-flat-major chords/scales Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first e...

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Burleigh: From the Southland

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1Scott Joplin: The Entertainer or the Maple Leaf RagClaude Debussy: The Little ShepherdFrédéric Chopin: Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No.4 Get Ready: creative activities to explore ...

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Szymanowska: Minuet No. 1 from Six Minuets for Piano

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Video 1: Teaching Demonstration Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one J.S. Bach: Short Prelude in C Major, BWV 939M. Clementi: Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 3C. Czerny: The School of Velocity, Op. 299, No. 3 and 4F. Schubert: Landler in A Minor...

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Capers: Portraits in Jazz: No. 3 “Sweet Mister Jelly Roll” and No. 7 “Billie’s Song”

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Selections by Martha Mier from Jazz, Rags & Blues (many levels)"Chromatic Rag" by Margaret Goldston from The Virtuoso Performer Book One"Feelin' Moody" by Wesley Schaum from Jazz Styles Level Four Get Ready: creative activitie...

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Price: Down a Southern Lane

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Gillock: Deserted PlantationAarm Khatchaturian: Ivan SingsFrédéric Chopin: Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67, No. 2Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posth. Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Get...

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Goolkasian Rahbee: Monday Morning in the City

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Video 1: Preparation & Presentation Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Kabalevsky: The Clown Op. 39, No. 20Rebikov: The BearShostakovich: "Hurdy-Gurdy" from Puppet DancesGoolkasian Rahbee: Running Around, Op. 105, No. 4Antheil: Little Shimm...

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Price: Little Melody in E-flat

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Florence Price: #5 from 6 Pieces for PianoWilliam Gillock: "Soaring in E-flat major" from Lyric PreludesEdward MacDowell: To A Wild Rose, op. 51, no. 1Enrique Granados: Dedication, op. 1, no. 1Artina McCain: any of the African Ame...

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Lang: “Arabesque” from 3 Klavierstücke

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Video 1: Preparation & Presentation Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Reverie" from Album for the YoungRobert Schumann: "Little Romance" from Album for the Young Get Ready: creative activities to explore before t...

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Lazăr: Pièces minuscules pour les enfants, Op. 16

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Béla Bartók, easier selections from For Children such as Nos. 2, 3, 6, and 10 from Book I, and Nos. 3, 7, 22, and 38 from Book IIDmitry Kabalevsky: "Clowns," Op. 39, No. 20Octavio Pinto, "Prelude" from Children's FestivalJ.S. Bach...

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Price: Down a Southern Lane

Price: Down a Southern Lane

Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Gillock: Deserted PlantationAarm Khatchaturian: Ivan SingsFrédéric Chopin: Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67, No. 2Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posth. Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Get...

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Bacewicz: II. March from Children's Suite

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos No. 131: FourthsSergei Prokofiev: March, Op. 65, No. 10 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate su...

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Hopekirk: Five Scottish Folk Songs

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Mendelssohn, Songs without Words Op. 38 No. 6 "Duetto"Debussy, "La fille aux cheveux de lin"Grieg, "Notturno" Op. 54 No. 4MacDowell, "From Uncle Remus" from Woodland Sketches Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the fi...

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White: Images, Thirteen Expressions for Intermediate Piano

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece.  Born in Chicago, IL in 1932, Dolores White earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Oberlin College and her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music in Piano and Composition. Her husband, Donald ...

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Villani-Côrtes: Série Brasileira Op. 8, Preludio

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece.  Villani-Côrtes received a PhD in Music from São Paulo University. He was named Best Composer of the year by São Paulo Art Critics Association in 1990, 1995 and 1998 for Cecília Meireles Cycle, Postais Pau...

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Padilha: Três Vidraças Coloridas: 1. “Um sonho”, 2. “Um olhar”, 3. “Um Sorriso”

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece. Marco Padilha was born on November 21, 1955, in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. In Campinas, he began the study of music theory, piano and composition with pianistand composer Orlando Fagnani. He receive...

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Siqueira: Duas Canções Nordestinas, Song No. 1

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece. José Siqueira was born in Conceição, a small town in Paraíba State. He later moved to Rio de Janeiro as a military musician. After graduating from the National School of Music, he composed outstanding nationali...

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