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Concerto in C Major

In Three Movements for Solo Piano with Piano Accompaniment

By Catherine Rollin

Piano - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate); NFMC Level: Junior Class 1B
In Three Movements for Solo Piano with Piano Accompaniment. Composed by Catherine Rollin. This edition: 2 copies required. Duet or Duo; Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands); Solo Small Ensembles. The Alfred Ensemble Series. Intermediate level piece for the Piano Concerto event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Sheet. 32 pages. Alfred Music #00-5448. Published by Alfred Music (AP.5448).

Item Number: AP.5448

ISBN 9780739024256. English.

Playing concertos is one of the most fulfilling experiences a student has during the early years of piano study, and playing ensemble music is indispensable to acquiring overall musicianship. This concerto in the classical style at the intermediate level is a perfect choice for piano students; especially those who are excited about playing concertos by Mozart and Haydn someday. Note: two copies are needed for performance.

About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)

4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.

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  • 5

    Sibylle Kuder
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  • December 04, 2016 One of the best intermediate concertos

    The composer, Catherine Rollin, says in her foreword, "I wanted to give the intermediate pianist the experience of playing a concerto in the Classical style well before their first Mozart concerto." I think she succeeded beautifully. For the intermediate pianist who has experience with Clementi or Kuhlau sonatinas the entire...

    concerto is very playable. Lots of opportunity to work on Classical issues: Alberti bass, balance between melody and accompaniment, scale passage work. In addition, the 1st and 3rd movements require attention to the ensemble, there is much back-and-forth between Piano I (Solo) and Piano II. The entire 2nd movement could be played as a solo piece since Piano II only adds a broken chord accompaniment on the 2nd page. Potential challenges here are 2:3, pedal, and creating a beautiful singing tone. It reminds me of Rollin's "Lament" from "Lyric Moments" Book 2, just shorter and easier, but with the same melancholic quality. Beautifully sweet, but not saccharine.

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