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Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)

Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2007 Piano Solo

By Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2007 Piano Solo. Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Piano Large Works. Classical Period and Russian. Collection. With introductory text, illustrations and standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 1874. 56 pages. G. Schirmer #LB2007. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50335140).

Item Number: HL.50335140

ISBN 9780793538898. 9x12 inches.

This favorite piano cycle was composed by Mussorgsky in about 3 weeks, and was inspired by the drawings and watercolors of a his friend, the painter Victor Hartmann. Many changes have been made to the score over the years but this edition presents the work as Mussorgsky originally composed it.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

  • The Gnome 
  • The Old Castle 
  • The Tuileries 
  • Promenades 
  • The Ox-Cart 
  • Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells 
  • Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 
  • The Market Place in Limoges 
  • The Catacombs (Sepulcrum romanum, Con mortuis in lingua mortua) 
  • The Hut on Fowl's Legs 
  • The Great Gate of Kiev 

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  • 5

    Victor Rangel
    Brownsville, Texas
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  • June 19, 2008 JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!!!

    This edition of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is the pefect music for any advanced pianist. This edition also has the piece just like Mussorgsky wrote it and some of the pictures that were displayed in the exhibition. I highly recommend this bokk. Its a must for everyone!!!!

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  • 5

    Sean Dwyer
    Dublin, Ireland
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  • April 08, 2008 Perfect pictures

    Excellently laid out set of pieces from the Pictures at an Exhibition.

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  • 5

    Bloomington, IN
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  • February 11, 2008 Exactly what I needed

    This edition is easy to read and is compact enough that it's only 51 pages (I like fewer pages to turn). I used it to arrange for an indoor percussion show, and it was exactly what I needed. I also like it when books have pictures, and this one...

    does, so that's a bonus. :-)

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  • 5

    Jacksonville, Fl
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  • November 30, 2007 A True Masterpiece!

    A must for everyone! A truly original collection of ideas, not spoiled by carless editing. Giving us the full cycle in the original form!

    28 of 52 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Bakersfield, CA
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  • July 15, 2007 It is what it is

    If you're just dying to have the experience of playing "Pictures", this is great. However, if you know the orchestrated version well, this just feels . . .lonely. Still, it's what Mussourgsky intended originally, so that's important. This is about he difficulty level of hymns, so if you don...

    't have trouble with that, this will be, well, little sweat.

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