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Dance, Danse, Danza Volume 1

Susan Griesdale

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Level: Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7), Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Lively dances and a little bit of soul to get you moving!

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Old Town
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Wild Ceilidh
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Limestone Etchings

Martha Hill Duncan

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

LIMESTONE ETCHINGS is a collection of piano works paired with original pencil drawings by artist Spencer Hope. This musical and visual collaboration honors the picturesque and historic city of Kingston, Ontario. Other titles published separately are the piano duets Hollyhocks and The Old Stone Church. 1. THE WAR MEMORIAL is inspired by The War Memorial on the shores of Lake Ontario and has a Celtic flavor reflecting the background of the Kingston families whose fallen sons are honored. Distant drums and cannons remind us of a sorrowful past but the bells toll for a brighter future. 2.KINGSTON MILLS LOCKS is my musical attempt to depict the past and present of the most southerly component of the Rideau Canal System. The grinding of the locks mechanism, present day boating and a haunting underwater scene underscore this beautiful, poignant and historical landmark. Many lives were lost in the building of the locks, but they still operate today marking the resolve of early settlers to navigate a new homeland. 3. ON THE POND Imagine a shivery winter morning surrounded by ice fog with the sun just beginning to peek through. The lone skater christens the pristine ice first with easy glides, then more energetic spins and jumps, an exquisite solitary moment amid the natural winter magic. 4. AT CITY HALL The closing piece follows the bustling and energetically charged outdoor rink from the first skater of the day to the last straggler of the night. A variety of skaters are featured including beginners and experienced, along with rambunctious teenagers and romantic couples. MH Duncan

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The War Memorial
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Kingston Mills Locks
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On the Pond
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At City Hall
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Zarzamora Suite

Martha Hill Duncan

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9), Advanced/Diploma (Grade 10, ARCT and up)

Zarzamora Suite is loosely based on five Spanish street names, that figured prominently in my life as a child and young adult in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. 1. Zarzamora: (trans: bramble berry, Level 9) This piece was inspired by my father's streetcar memories, my grandmother's zippy driving and my own experience of learning to drive. Thanks to my sweet sister O.A. for her patience as i scarily rolled her '62 Valiant backwards down the hilly streets of San Antonio. 2. Dolorosa (trans: suffering, Level 9) Even in a blessed life, one experiences family discord, teenage angst, heartbreak and loss. Fortunately, many of these same bittersweet memories can become ingredients for personal and passionate artistic expression. 3. Mariposa (trans: butterfly, Level 6) was the Austin street that I lived on while attending university. I like to think that I was tucked away in my cocoon there, struggling, growing and developing into my own version of a butterfly. 4. Brazos (trans: arms, Level 10) was written for my husband Martin, who I met on a train to Mexico City. 5. Guadalupe: (Our Lady of Guadalupe, Level 10) The portion of this street running through the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is known as the "drag" and is home to a colourful array of students, shops, street vendors, congestion, culture and academia. Martha Hill Duncan

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Zarzamora
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Mariposa
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Guadalupe
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Dolorosa
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The Girona Suite

June Armstrong

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Intermediate to advanced music with a strong Spanish resonance and emotional intensity. The music is inspired by the shipwreck of the Spanish Armada galleass Girona which sank off the north coast of Ireland in 1588 and was re-discovered in 1967. The substantial amount of artifacts, jewelry and coins are on display in the Ulster Museum.

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Girona
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Pavane for Queen Elizabeth I of England
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Galliard for King Philip II of Spain
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Salamander
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No Tengo Mas Que Darte
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Don Alonso de Leyva
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Dunluce Castle
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Sarabande for the Lost Souls
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Strangford Sketchbook

June Armstrong

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Eight atmospheric pieces for late intermediate to early advanced pianists inspired by the landscape and wildlife of Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula in Co. Down in Ireland.

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Still Light on the Lough
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The Harp at Mount Stewart
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Sandpipers at Ballyquintin
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The Portaferry Windmill
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The Ferry Crossing
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Castle Ward - Temple Dancer in Blue
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Castle Ward - Lady Anne's Fancie
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Audley's Castle
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Causeway Coast Fantasy

June Armstrong

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Five fantasies for piano inspired by the north coast of Ireland.

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Red Sails at Sunset
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Mussenden Temple at Sunrise
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Rathlin Island
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The Pipes of Finn
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Bendhu
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Ireland's Most Beautiful Ancient Airs

June Armstrong

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

A collection of arrangements of 15 of the most beautiful traditional Irish airs ever written. Each arrangement is in a different style, ranging from baroque to free fantasia.

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The Gentle Maiden
The Big Hill and the Little Hill
Treasure of My Heart
The South Wind
Lord Inchiquin
Eleanor Plunkett
The Last Rose of Summer
Miss McDermott
The Londonderry Air
She Moved Through the Fair
The Snowy Breasted Pearl
Morgan Magan
Give Me Your Hand
Planxty Irwin
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Out of the Box

Susan Griesdale

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Level: Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7), Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Cheery and Quirky! These pieces are perfect for encores. All a little different, all slightly 'out of the box'! The music offers playful harmonies as well as biting dissonances taking the player beyond traditional harmonic language. Have fun with them!

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Parade for One
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Brush Strokes
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Spriggans
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Carousel
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Ferry Boat Ride
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The Jitters
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Bounce, Rattle'n Squeak
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Spunk - a little Scherzo
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Spinning
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Sixty Fingers

Susan Griesdale

Categories: Sextet

Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9)

Two Pianos, Twelve Hands A high spirited sextet for six players, this piece is infused with strong accents, catchy rhythms and is a light hearted, upbeat musical romp with a few humorous moments along the way. A big crowd pleaser as the final beat of the piece is the closing of the fall board, making it particularly well suited to close any recital programme. The score includes parts for each piano as well as individual parts

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Sixty Fingers
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Sixty Fingers
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Piano Reflections

John Burge

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Level: Early Advanced/Advanced (Gr 8 - 9), Advanced/Diploma (Grade 10, ARCT and up)

Piano Reflections is a collection of eight Intermediate and Advanced piano solos. In many ways this collection is a follow-up to Parking an Octatonic Truck in that both books include compositions that were written in the late 1990's for use as quick-study pieces. Initially this new set was to consist of only six pieces but while assembling and editing the music, Burge was asked to write a composition for one of his colleagues at Queen's University in honour of the university's first Nobel Prize recipient in 2015. Although completely unanticipated at the time, the resultant tribute to Dr. Arthur McDonald titled, "Oscillations," became this collection's most significant work. There is a fine video of Burge performing this diploma-level composition on Youtube. Additionally, in 2015 Adele Barclay, a writer and former first-year harmony student of Burge's, happened to mention his solo piano arrangement of "O Canada" in a Literary Review of Canada book critique. As this arrangement often changed character due to its improvisational underpinnings, finally putting the notes down on paper made his setting of "O Canada" another ideal addition. 42 Pages.

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Piano Reflections - Contents and Grade Levels
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Piano Reflections - Complete Program Notes
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No. 1 - Prelude to a Prelude
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No. 1 - Prelude to a Prelude (Audio)
No. 2 - Playing Tag
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No. 2 - Playing Tag (Audio)
No. 3 - Variations on a Simple Theme
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No. 3 - Variations on a Simple Theme (Audio)
No. 4 - Pastels
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No. 4 - Pastels (Audio)
No. 5 - One-Note Groove
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No. 5 - One-Note Groove (Audio)
No. 6 - Dancing Arpeggios
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No. 6 - Dancing Arpeggios (Audio)
No. 7 - O Canada
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No. 7 - O Canada (Audio)
No. 8 - Oscillations
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No. 8 - Oscillations (Audio)