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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21st Century (2020). Inspired by the energies apparent in every city, this five movement suite has everything from hectic textural romp, to dreamy, quasi-minimalistic reverie, to statuesque drama, and more. A substantive and worthy addition to the advanced pianist's recital repertoire. In the composer's own words: "The [city] is a completely unique experience that breeds collaboration for the inspired, ambition for the eager, danger in the masses, beauty in the diversity, coldness in the operatio...
The complete listings of Vincent Persichetti's works include several compositions that were withdrawn and have remained "known secrets." Not mentioned anywhere however, is this brief gem, a family heirloom revealed by the composer's daughter in 2015. Lauren Persichetti has written: "My father used to play Frog Dance for me to dance to when I was a little girl. He also played it to warm up before practicing for four-hand concerts with my mother. As I got older, I asked him to write it down, but he...
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...
Conceived as a resource for the early instrumentalist, this practical book has flexibility written all over it! It can be used by a variety of instrumental soloists seeking accessible material that is strongly supported by the piano accompaniment. The accompaniment CD offers options for rehearsal and performance, and printable parts make this resource suitable for a wide array of brass, woodwind, and string soloists. This collection is what church music directors need for those budding instrument...
28 piano arrangements from the tango master, including: Adios nonino Buenos Aires Hora Cero D‚tresse El mundo de los dos Fievre (Fiebre de Tango) Greenwich Iracundo La fin del mundo Nuevo Mundo Presentania Recuerdo New York Se Termino(C'est fini) Tango choc (Doudou) Tanguisimo Te quiero tango and more. Includes bio.
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40 tangos by the revolutionary tango musician and composer Astor Piazzolla, arranged for solo piano. These crowd-pleasing tangos borrow from classical, jazz, and Latin traditions. Includes Piazzolla's most famous tangos, "Libertango" and "Oblivion." Appropriate for the intermediate to early advanced player. -the publisher
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Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) was an Argentinian composer, best known for his tangos. Phillip Keveren has arranged 15 of these tangos for late intermediate or early advanced students. Includes: Adios nonino Calambre Decarisimo Dernier lamento El mundo de los dos Greenwich Gulinay Nuevo Mundo Presentania Quand tu liras ces mots (Rosa Rio) Recuerdo New York Revirado Romantico Idilio (Sans ta presence) Tanguisimo Te quiero tango.
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