This suite for advanced players is written in Third Stream style, which combines jazz language and sensibilities with classical form. The pieces are fully notated, but two movements leave room for improvisation if the player chooses. The suite has won numerous awards and designations in competitions, including The American Prize for solo/chamber compositions 2023 and… Read more »
INSPIRED … 7 Intermediate Piano Solos evocative of the character of each title. Inspired features jazz elements of syncopated rhythms, complex harmonies, and expressive melodic lines. May each piece in this collection inspire your musical journey! Level 5: Solace, Reflection Level 6: Impact Level 7: Compassion, Hope Level 8: Courage, Inspired Individual E-Pieces available at… Read more »
PACIFIC PASSAGES … 8 Late Intermediate Piano Solos celebrating the serenity and majesty of the Pacific Northwest. Imagine the captivating beauty of a beautiful coastline, stunning mountain ranges, and a vast open ocean as you interpret these evocative works. (* Conservatory Canada) Level 5: Lighthouse*, Rain Drops* Level 6: Open Water*, Pacific Sunset* Level 7:… Read more »
Seven Circles is a set of seven solo piano pieces, all based in some fashion on the sequential pattern referred to as “the circle-of-fifths”. Simply put, the harmonic design or broader tonal structure of each individual piece progresses by descending perfect fifth intervals, moving through the complete chromatic set of all twelve possible pitches, until… Read more »
A set of twelve playful and highly imaginative miniatures, each portraying an astounding animal. There is an Annoying Fly with its goofy theme and buzzing effect, Boastful Kangaroo with its left hand leaps and chords that move chromatically. Busy Woodpecker has a truly pecking theme accompanied by fast alberti bass while Tarantula’s Tarantella offers yet… Read more »
A musical tribute to the composer’s adopted home, Alberta, Canada, whose official symbol is the wild rose. Contains seven pieces: Hot Springs, Smile Through Tears Waltz, Mountain Creek, Soaring, Oil Sands, Rocky Mountain Variations and New Day Toccata. In 2015 the International Piano magazine organized a competition for the best recording of Hot Springs.
A collection of nine piano pieces inspired by magic. Prepare to delve into a world of supernatural, mysterious and bewildering music! Cdn. grade 7 – 9, 26 pages.
This volume illustrates scenes of the prairies, from unpredictable and sometimes torrential weather patterns, to glorious sunrises that fill the horizon as far as the eye can see. There is tranquility found on the prairies that can inspire spiritual reflection. I hope the music opens your musical lens to views that are uniquely stunning! Advanced…. Read more »
These pieces came about during a time when I was discovering my creative voice through experimentation with various compositional techniques. I was exploring the colors in modes, the vitality of rhythms, the richness of polychords, as well as other stylistic elements. It was during this process that I began to open up my “window” to… Read more »
The pieces in Taking Chances are about danger and uncertainty. But every challenge is also an opportunity. I hope you experience music and life more fully as you approach these short, but adventurous pieces. I dare you to play with possibility and boldness! Late intermediate to early advanced. 20 pages. If you plan to make… Read more »
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