A quirky and showy jazz duet with strong syncopation, melody and equality through the parts. Works well for Grade 8/9 or strong Gr. 7 students.
Kingston Mills Locks
Categories: Solo Sheet Music
An expressive "cinematic" solo depicting past and present - great piece for studying pedal and interpretation.
The Dog That Was and The Dog That Is
The bittersweet "tail" of two dogs played out in a setting for Piano Four Hands, complete with nipping, barking and tails thumping. Based on the limericks of the composer's former students, Scott & Alison Bagg.
The Sunken Garden
Inspired by the The Sunken Gardens and Theater built in an abandoned limestone quarry in San Antonio, Texas, these 3 pieces can be played as a complete set, or individually. RCM Gr. 10 Any one. The Japanese Tea Garden - spacious orchestral effects, The River - improvisational and lyrical, The Theatre - exciting octave work with a Spanish flavour. Commissioned by Mexican-Canadian pianist Jorge Suarez.
6 Highly contrasted "weather-related" soundscapes that can be played individually or as a complete set. They sound much harder than they are to learn and make for exciting recital repertoire. Gr. 6 - 8:Drizzle, Sunshower, Dry Spell, Racing the Storm, Hail, First Snow, Sundog
Isla Vista Suite
4 Imaginative and expressive solos that celebrate the beautiful seaside community of Isla Vista in Southern California. RCM Grade 7: The Eucalyptus Grove Grade 8/9: Tidepools RCM Grade 9: Monarchs RCM Grade 9: Santa Ana Winds
Ten colourful soundscapes and one playful "dog" duet evoke summer at the cottage by the lake. Written for Gr. 1 - 5 with a contemporary mood and style that works especially well for late beginners. Great for pedal beginners too. Grade 1: Summer Lightning Grade 2: Misty Morning Grade 3: Cicadas, Fire Circle Grade 4: Rowboat at the Dock (Student gets to tap on piano) Cattails, Grade 5: Dragonflies, Water Lilies, Sandcastles, August Moon Duet: The Dog That Was and The Dog That Is (3/4)
Great for "show offs" ranging from Gr. 6 to Gr. 9! Hands alternate between blacks and whites with strong rhythms and patterns for ease of learning. Quadrangle(Gr. 6/7) Focuses on a strong l.h. melody, Pentangle (Gr. 7/8) Strong driving rhythms with colourful rh/lh drumming effects Triangle (Gr. 6/7) Imitates percussive,tingling sounds of triangle - fun accellerandos and pedal effects Tangle (Gr. 9) Mystical and lyrical - excellent vehicle for sensitive and expressive teens.