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Dances, Daydreams & Dinosaurs

Janet Gieck

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Level: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B, Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

Seventeen pieces to capture the imaginations of girls and boys. Feel free to dance, dream and discover! Several pieces are particularly suited to the interests of boys. Includes program notes. 26 pages.

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All Aboard the Octave Train
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Next Stop, Pemberton!
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Spring Day
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Card Houses
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Chromatisaurus
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Chokecherry Jam
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Gameboy
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Outdoor Skating Rink
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Tricky Tracks
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First Dance
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The Last Dinosaur
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T. S. T-Rex
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Sixty Four Beats
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Before Dawn
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William and Lisa's Waltz
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Promenade
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Lady Bug and Friends

Beverly Porter

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Level: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4), Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7)

Fanciful bugs are featured in this collection of 10 solos and 1 duet. The level of difficulty ranges from Grades 2 to 5 (elementary to intermediate)and there is a variety of rhythms, tempos and keys.

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Jitterbug
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Lightning Bug
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Shutter Bug
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Lady Bug Sings the Blues
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Humbug's Hoedown
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Bug-a-Boogie
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Do Bed Bugs Snore?
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Fashion Bug
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Doodle Bug
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Snuggle Bug
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Don't Bug Me!
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The Sunken Garden

Martha Hill Duncan

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Level: Advanced/Diploma (Grade 10, ARCT and up)

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.

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The Japanese Tea Garden
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The River
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The Theatre
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The Japanese Tea Garden
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Precipitations

Martha Hill Duncan

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

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

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Drizzle
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Sunshower
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Dry Spell
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Racing the Storm
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Hail
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First Snow
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Sundog
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Isla Vista Suite

Martha Hill Duncan

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

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

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The Eucalyptus Grove
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Monarchs
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Santa Ana Winds
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Tidepools
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Cottage Days

Martha Hill Duncan

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Level: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4), Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7)

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)

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Misty Morning
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Summer Lightning
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Rowboat at the Dock
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Cicadas
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Cattails
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Dragonflies
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Water Lilies
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Sandcastles
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Fire Circle
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August Moon
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The Dog That Was and The Dog That Is
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Angular Measures

Martha Hill Duncan

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

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.

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Pentangle (Gr. 7/8)
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Triangle (Gr. 6/7)
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Tangle (Gr. 9)
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Quadrangle (Gr. 6/7)
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Lets Pretend!

Susan Griesdale

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Level: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

Grades 1 - 4, Listed on the Contemporary Showcase Syllabus. Your students will enthusiastically 'pretend to be' with each enchanting tale. Every piece includes words to help tell the story! Offering a wide variety of tonalities, from traditional to contemporary. Have fun choosing whether you want to be a Scary Monster, a Robot, a Fireman, a Soldier, an Alien, a Wizard, an Astronaut, a King, a Beautiful Princess, or a Ballerina. You can even Fly or be Invisible. For those adventurous types, you can also be a Rock Star and rap while you play! Lot's of fun for everyone!

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Soldier's March
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I am The King!
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The Great Wizard!
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I'm a Robot
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I'm Invisible
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Beautiful Princess
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I'm an Astronaut
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I'm a Scary Monster
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I'm a Pretty Ballerina
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I'm an Alien
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I'm a Fireman
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Little Hands, Big Pieces

Susan Griesdale

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Level: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B, Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

A fun and imaginative way to for little ones to sound big! Great for Recitals or just technique practice, every piece is constructed of major triads! You'll find a wide range of style and mood, from the delicate pretty harmonies of Faerie Dust, the pounding rhythm of Tribal Dance, upbeat marches like Hero's March and Space Adventure, the eerie sounds of Magic Spell to the sweet harmonies of Cotton Candy. Ideal for early levels at any age, these pieces are easily learned, easy to teach, but sound difficult. What more could a teacher ask for!

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Rock Climbing
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Cotton Candy
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Hero's March
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Sneaky
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Faerie Dust
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Tribal Dance
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Tea and Sweets
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Magic Spell
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Big Foot
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Space Walk
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Three Cornered Hats
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Dreamland
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