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By Jacques-Francois Ibert

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Composed by Jacques-Francois Ibert (1890-1962). Edited by Wesley Roberts. Masterworks; Piano Collection; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Alfred Masterwork Edition. 20th Century; Impressionistic; Masterwork. Book. 40 pages. Alfred Music #00-44328. Published by Alfred Music (AP.44328).

Item Number: AP.44328

ISBN 9781470622855. English.

Jacques Ibert's Histoires, a collection of 10 Impressionistic piano pieces, was written between 1912 and 1922. Most of the pieces were composed during Ibert's years in Rome at the French Academy, and many of the pieces were inspired by the sights seen during his travels to Spain, Italy, and Tunisia. These works are known for the vivid images they evoke and have found a permanent place in the teaching repertoire. The collection has been transcribed for various instruments, including piano duet (one piano, four hands). The complete set is approximately 23 minutes in duration. Titles: I (La meneuse de tortues d'or) * II (Le petit ane blanc) * III (Le vieux mendicant) * IV (A Giddy Girl) * V (Dans la maison triste) * VI (Le palais abandonne) * VII (Bajo la mesa) * VII (La cage de cristal) * IX (La marchande d'eau fraiche) * X (Le cortege de Balkis).

Dr. Wesley Roberts is Professor of Music at Campbellsville University, where he teaches courses in piano, organ, and musicology, and has been a member of the faculty since 1982. He has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Asia. Roberts is co-author with Maurice Hinson of The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, 2nd Ed. and Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, 4th Ed., and he is a past president of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

This edition is a winner of the 2017 Music Publishers Association Paul Revere Awards For Graphic Excellence.

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  • August 26, 2019 Good edition

    I'm enjoying learning these after ordering because I was interested to know more about histoires after learning Le petit ane blanc many years ago for an ARSCM Grade 7 exam. Great edition that tells you a lot about the composer and the music with translations of musical terms too...


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  • February 06, 2017 Histoires

    This contains 10 pieces by French Impressionist writer Ibert. The pieces range from Grade 4 to Diploma level. My favourite three are Little White Donkey, A Giddy Girl and The Crystal Cage. If you like the music of Debussy you will love this book by Jacques Ibert who composed during...

    the early twentieth century. Each one paints a picture of the title. You will find the pieces challenging but rewarding and great for concerts. Some of these pieces are in exam syllabi.

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