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The Festival Collection!, Book 1

Piano - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Edited by Helen Marlais. Classical. Succeeding with the Masters. Baroque, Classical Period, Romantic Period, 20th Century, Classical, Instructional, Method and Solos. Instrumental solo book and performance CD. With standard notation. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1625. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1625).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1625

ISBN 9781569395646. 9x12 inches.

Book 1 provides teachers and students with superior elementary repertoire available by the master composers. These pieces furnish students with the necessary repertoire to develop solid technique, and to cultivate a sense of musicality that is necessary in playing the works of the masters. Features pieces by composers such as: Michael Praetorius (Old German Dance), Anton Diabelli (Song), Fritz Spindler (Spring Waltz), and Alexandre Tansman (Arabia).

About Succeeding with the Masters

Succeeding with the Masters is a series dedicated to the authentic keyboard works of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century masters.
This series provides a complete and easily accessible method for learning and performing the works of the masters. Each book presents the works in historical perspective for the student, and provides the means and the motivation to play these pieces in the correct stylistic, musical, and technical manner. The easily understandable format of practice strategies and musical concepts make this series enjoyable for both students and teachers.

Succeeding with the Masters begins with late-elementary repertoire, continues through intermediate-level works and also includes a few early-advanced works. Upon completion of the series, students will be well prepared for the major keyboard works by the master composers of each era.

About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)

5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.

  • Old German Dance  Composed by Michael Praetorius
  • Allemande  Composed by Johann Hermann Schein
  • Canary  Composed by Hove, Joachim Van Den
  • Petit Minuet  Composed by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
  • Intrada  Composed by Paul Peuerl
  • Petit Rondo  Composed by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
  • Minuet  Composed by Turk, Daniel-Gottlob
  • A Carefree Fellow  Composed by Turk, Daniel-Gottlob
  • Sonatina  Composed by Turk, Daniel-Gottlob
  • Song  Composed by Anton Diabelli
  • Allegro  Composed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Agitato (T349/1)  Composed by Bach, Johann Christian / Ricci, Francesco Pasquale
  • A Song (Op. 36, No. 3)  Composed by Alexander Gedike
  • The Young Dancer (Op. 117, No. 7)  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Kitten Play (Op. 117, No. 9)  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Valsette  Composed by Vogel, Moritz
  • Spring Waltz  Composed by Fritz Spindler
  • Trumpets  Composed by Kutnowski, Martin
  • Snowflakes Gently Falling  Composed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • The Sparrows  Composed by Rubbach, A.
  • Hungarian Song  Composed by Bela Bartok
  • Arabia  Composed by Alexandre Tansman
  • Air for Southpaw  Composed by Frackenpohl, Arthur R.
  • The Shepherd Plays  Composed by Salutrinskaya, Tat'iana

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  • 5

    Tucson, AZ
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  • May 05, 2021 Delightful Classical Pieces

    As I worked through this book, I enjoyed each piece and felt a sense of satisfaction after completing each one. It's a wonderful supplement to the Alfred All-In-One adult series for improving left hand independence and technique. I suspect the best time to begin this book is...

    late level 2/beginning level 3 of the Alfred or Faber series. I appreciate having pieces from all the eras in one book (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th/21st Centuries). My instructor is amazing (level 10 artist) and we've continued on with this series.

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    dallas, tx
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  • September 30, 2012 very happy

    love this book and CD. the music variety is great and the skill level is perfect for me.

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  • 5

    Anne K.
    Near Chicago, IL
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    Early intermediate
  • August 23, 2008 A Book of Great One Page Pieces

    I have a student working in this book who has been playing about 2-1/2 years. The book is filled with very short compositions from the Baroque Period through the 20th century, but by lesser known composers. It is really categorized as Elementary/Mid-Elementary, and I expect my...

    student to learn them quickly. It also comes with a CD with all of the pieces on it. The pieces are written primarily in the keys of C, G and F, with one more chromatic piece, and a couple in minor keys. It is a nice collection.

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