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Preludes Complete with CD

24 Original Piano Solos in All Major and Minor Keys

By Robert D. Vandall

Solo piano - Early Advanced; Early Intermediate; Intermediate; Late Intermediate
24 Original Piano Solos in All Major and Minor Keys. Composed by Robert D. Vandall. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Robert D. Vandall Classics. Form: Prelude. Classical and Preludes. Collection and performance CD. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 60 pages. Alfred Music #00-26095. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26095).

Item Number: AP.26095

ISBN 9780739043172. 9x12 inches. English.

Originally conceived to commemorate the 300th anniversary of J. S. Bach, the Preludes of Robert D. Vandall have become a staple in the repertoire of intermediate piano students. The set of 24 preludes, one in each of the major and minor keys, was recently completed with the addition of the final three preludes. Now, all the preludes have been combined into a complete edition with CD, recorded by Dr. Scott Price, Chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina.

  • Volume I 
  • Prelude No. 1 in C Major 
  • Prelude No. 2 in D Major 
  • Prelude No. 3 in E Minor 
  • Prelude No. 4 in F Major 
  • Prelude No. 5 in G Major 
  • Prelude No. 6 in A Major 
  • Prelude No. 7 in B Minor 
  • Volume II 
  • Prelude No. 8 in C# Minor 
  • Prelude No. 9 in D Minor 
  • Prelude No. 10 in Eb Major 
  • Prelude No. 11 in F Minor 
  • Prelude No. 12 in G Minor 
  • Prelude No. 13 in Ab Major 
  • Prelude No. 14 in B Major 
  • Prelude No. 22 in Eb Minor 
  • Prelude No. 23 in F# Minor 
  • Prelude No. 24 in Bb Minor 
  • Volume III 
  • Prelude No. 15 in C Minor 
  • Prelude No. 16 in Db Major 
  • Prelude No. 17 in E Major 
  • Prelude No. 18 in F# Major 
  • Prelude No. 19 in G# Minor 
  • Prelude No. 20 in A Minor 
  • Prelude No. 21 in Bb Major 

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  • 5

    bangor, me
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  • January 20, 2019 A required book for students

    Being comfortable in any key is essential for musicians. This is the book to use before Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Even the late elementary pieces in the beginning sound mature. I have used it for seven year olds through adults; they all love the pieces!

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  • 5

    Columbus, Ohio
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  • March 22, 2017 Excellent Collection!!!

    This is the best collection of "modern" music that I own. I have performed every piece out of this book.I use these pieces for service music for church. The are useful for preludes, offertories and postludes and for music during distribution. I wanted music of a high caliber that...

    I could learn very quickly. This collection fit my needs perfectly. I think these pieces can become a staple in the teaching repertoire because they are composed so well. I cant say enough good things about this collection! Thank you Robert Vandall !My experience - degree in music, Church musician/performer 10+ years.

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  • 5

    Piano Book Bug
    Nanning, China
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 17, 2016 Preludes complete with CD

    Two thumbs up! I think this is a wonderful book for any developing pianist who needs a beautiful sounding set of pieces written very well in all 12 major and minor keys. The performance CD that comes with it is perfect in helping one learn to play each piece. A...

    must have for anyone studying the piano!

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  • 5

    Will Chaney
    St. Louis, MO
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  • September 26, 2010 Musical Theory Explotion

    This book is not only great for 24 great songs, but also for learning different playing styles and theory training. Having a song in every signature, these preludes can be used as a warm up into any key that another song might be in. I have used these songs in...

    church, background music, and for concerts. You cannot go wrong with Robert Vandall, and this book is no exeption!Note: This book's difficulty ranges from beginner to late intermediate.

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  • 5

    Dave Ellsworth
    Agoura Hills, California
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  • July 19, 2007 Robert Vandall raises the bar!

    So, how do you get piano students to take their "medicine," learning to play in all the major and minor keys? This is the book! Learning to play in all the keys has never been sweeter, and even William Gillock couldn't do it better than Robert Vandall has. I...

    have parents of my piano students that just play the CD to listen to these beautiful, varied, and inspired arrangements. The styles are varied and unique, with many delightful surprises in the harmonies and modulations. These songs SOUND difficult to play, but the needed keys always seem to be right there, under the artist's fingers. Give this collection to one of your best students and have them showcase several of these in your next recital, like I did. I guarantee, all will be clammoring to have their own copy of this book!

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