Beginning pianists will rejoice in this collection of original, fun-to-play pieces by a noted American composer. First published between 1939 and 1945, the melodies provide an interesting and positive musical experience while building technical skills and sight reading. The songs start simply and incrementally, adding more complexity as students progress through the book.Virtuoso pianist Janice Weber provides additional guidance, and the collection comes with a separate MP3 download for each of t...
Alfred Masterworks edition. Title listed as "Variations on a the Theme from the Celebrated Canon in D". "This is an original composition: a set of variations based on thematic material from the original canon." -Willard A. Palmer (the arranger). A simplified version, but not for easy piano.
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Baroque. In this piano version all the thematic materials are from the original, the accompaniment patterns are by the transcriber. Dynamic and phrasing marks are also editorial additions. This version is in original key of D major. -the arranger, Denes Agay.
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Pann has written a marvelously manic two-step in response to a recalcitrant cheese grater and bloody knuckles. He says, "After some racing (and sometimes Gaspard-like ragtime), the grater gets going with quick rolled chords up and down the keyboard." TheCheese Grater is challenging, but ultimately satisfying for the appreciative audience. Watch pianist Joel Hastings perform The Cheese Grater on YouTube. He has also recorded the work on Naxos 8.559751, an all-Pann compilation. For advanced pianist...
21st Century (2004). Described by Pann as "for the muscular pianist," Fantasy-Inventions was commissioned through the University of Rochester for Pann's former piano teacher Barry Snyder. There is a transcendental quality about the outer movements March and The Wheel, which are like grand gallop-fantasies. The middle piece, Passpied, is shorter and lighter, as an intermezzo for relief between the behemoths. -the publisher
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21st Century (2014). Pann's setting of the familiar Danny Boy concludes The Piano's 12 Sides in a beautiful and hushed finality. YouTube performance by Joel Hastings For advanced pianists. Dur.: 5 min. -the publisher
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An outstanding pianist himself, Carter Pann has created The Piano's 12 Sides, an hour-long collection of 12 movements each developing a color or character. The work's magnificence exudes both from the beauty and dazzle of each "side," and from this monumental structure in which each movement stands out from the rest, yet all 12 build to an integrated whole. For advanced pianists. -the publisher
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But for the sudden death of the composer's collaborator on this project, organist/pianist Joel Hastings, the present cycle of piano pieces was intended to be an even greater successor to Pann's The Piano's 12 Sides. Instead, the Five Serious Pieces whichhad been completed now stand as a memorial to a lost friend. These pieces demand a serious skill level, serious attention and focus, and serious devotion to present them effectively. Pianists meeting the challenge will find five greatly different ...
21st Century (2014). "She Steals Me...is a tender and poignant piece that while not overtly emotional nevertheless reaches the soul. ... When Pann writes in the notes to this movement that he comes 'terribly close to tears in all the same spots,' we nod our heads in tacit understanding." (CD reviews, David Abrams, CNY Caf‚ Momus) For advanced pianists. Dur.: 5 min -the publisher
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21st Century (2014). "Without a melodic line to anchor oneself on, I ask the pianist to use the instrument like a canvas over which many different color combinations are applied evenly throughout. The amount of restraint required to achieve this is formidable. The work's interior...pulls one into a timeless realm. In this section no tempo should be felt by the listener - only a sense of eternal suspension." (Pann) For advanced pianists. Dur.: 7 min -the publisher
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20th Century (1954). In Persichetti's 100th anniversary year, we are pleased to announce a newly re-engraved edition of his classic Little Piano Book, now in standard format. Since its premiere in 1954 by 10-year-old Lauren Persichetti, the Little Piano Book has become the introduction to contemporary music for generations of piano students. The composer indicates, "The Little Piano Book is a collection of easy keyboard pieces that may be performed separately or in groups of any selection. They c...