Twelve timely pieces (solo piano)
by Margaret Brandman (1999)
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Library shelf no. CD 707 [Available for loan]
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This graded set of pieces, explores time signatures from 2/4 to 7/4 in sets of Major and relative Minor Keys up to 2 sharps and 2 flats. Strong melodies, intriguing rhythms and contemporary and jazz harmonies are included. Some pieces are lively and dance like, and others more ambient in nature. Several pieces are listed as examination pieces in the AMEB and ANZCA piano syllabuses.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Easy — Grade 1-6 approx.
Contents note: 1. Happy, happy, joy, joy -- 2. Mongolian knights -- 3. Charlie's cheerful chune -- 4. Sammy's sad soul -- 5. Celtic country dance -- 6. The lonesome bat -- 7. No.5 is alive -- 8. Spider on the mirror -- 9. Minnamurra Rainforest dreaming -- 10. Sleepy creepy ghost story -- 11. Code B (Morse code) -- 12. Snow gums in the moonlight. (each piece ca. 1 min. each).
The composer notes: Influenced by Dave Brubeck's compositions in odd times
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