This advanced piano arrangement of Boccherini’s famous string quintet Fandango is richly filled with trills, grace notes, exciting rhythms, rolled chords, intricate voicing, and thrilling dynamics and articulations. Enjoy the full range of stylistic string elements, expertly arranged here for piano solo.
The quiet solace of a peaceful night can be felt throughout this intermediate piano solo. Nocturne in G features LH melody and bass tones, with gentle and steady RH mid-range tones. Frequent LH crossovers and clef changes offer an excellent study in reading, keyboard awareness, and the dynamic balance between melody and accompaniment. A contemporary composition with classical influence, this is a beautiful performance piece for pianists of any age.
BONUS: This piece can easily be played by individuals with small hands, as the largest interval is only a Melodic Perfect 5th.
This beautiful string quintet by Boccherini has been arranged here for intermediate piano solo. It highlights both the Minuetto (Street Dance of the Blind) and Ritirata (Military Night Watch Retreat). Filled with challenging and exciting rhythms, this lesser known piece is tons of fun to play, and it’s sure to become a favorite! Perfect for any early intermediate pianist and a great choice for a classical recital piece.
This early intermediate arrangement of Fandango from Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D Major is both fun and dramatic. It highlights some of the most recognizable themes from the original and maintains the authentic rhythms, articulations, and traditional fandango pulse throughout. With octave changes, shifting dynamics, bold articulations, and more, this arrangement is a fantastic addition to any student’s classical repertoire. This piece is also a wonderful choice for a lesser known classical piano recital piece.
Enjoy this mid to late beginner arrangement of Fandango from Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D Major! This robust piece is set here in A minor and stays mostly in the same area of the piano so that beginners can focus on mastering the interesting rhythms and articulations. It ends with several cross-hand movements at an exciting fortissimo dynamic! This is a great choice for a lesser known classical piano recital piece for elementary level students.
This arrangement of the popular Nutcracker March is perfect for elementary pianists! Set in C Major to minimize the amount of sharps, this beginner-friendly arrangement celebrates the full opening fanfare and answering singsong rhythms. This is a great choice for a beginner classical holiday recital piece.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is an organ masterpiece that has withstood the test of time. Centuries later, audiences everywhere are wowed by Bach’s music! This easy piano arrangement is perfect for late elementary to early intermediate piano and covers many major themes from both the Toccata and the Fugue. 6 pages long, this arrangement is a fantastic and impressive performance piece.
This ghostly waltz calls forth an otherworldly chill from your piano keys. Mysterious and slightly sad, this waltz in A minor makes a fine Halloween piece but can easily be enjoyed any time of year. LH melody with RH pulses on beats 2 and 3 of each measure create a beautiful contemporary 2-hand waltz in classical style, supported by expressive dynamics and strategic pedal. Perfect for late beginner to early intermediate level.
The beautiful Nutcracker Overture set the perfect tone for one of the most famous ballets of all time. This simplified arrangement is a full 5-page solo of the Overture and includes all major themes from the original, simplified for early to mid-intermediate pianists. Fingering is included to assist with challenging passages and intervals. This arrangement is great for smaller hands (largest harmonic interval is a Major 6th) and a lot of fun for pianists who love quick, exciting classical pieces. A great choice for a holiday recital piano solo.
Kitty music lesson with Marie and Berlioz from The Aristocats! Classic Disney meets Classical. This is a late elementary arrangement in C major, written in large print. Finger numbers are included to help with the scales and arpeggios.
This arrangement may be performed as a piano solo or as a vocal accompaniment. If used for vocal accompaniment, the vocalist should read the Treble staff of the piano part (adjust octaves as necessary). Lyrics indicate which notes to follow.
This version is written with traditional Grand Staff, RH in mid Treble range and LH in Bass Clef, but with both hands playing 8va for the majority of the music. Prefer reading clef changes instead of 8va? Get an alternate version with both hands reading Treble Clef for the majority of the music. (Sounds exactly the same as this version when played.)
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This theme from Mozart’s famous opera “The Magic Flute” is playful, fun, and perfect for elementary pianists. This beginner piano arrangement of “Papageno’s Little Bells” (sometimes called “Papageno’s Silver Bells”) has both hands reading treble clef. It is a great piece to strengthen intervallic reading: nearly all the included intervals are either 2nds (steps), 3rds (skips), or 4ths. Occasional fingerings are also included for assistance. This arrangement is perfect for a performance piece or recital.
Saint-Saëns masterfully recreated the proud lion’s march in his orchestral suite “Carnival of the Animals”. This arrangement of The Royal March of the Lion for late beginner piano gives beginners the chance to enjoy it themselves! Perfect for animal lovers, this arrangement is a great performance piece.
The Spinning Song is a blast to play! Beginner level pianists who aren’t yet ready for the original will love this simplified version. The rhythmic challenges of this piece have been adapted to allow late beginner pianists to focus on each hand in turn while retaining as much of the original “spinning sound” as possible. This is a great choice for a beginner classical piano performance piece.
This famous soprano aria by Puccini is such splendid music. This arrangement for primer/early beginner piano features a 5-finger position for RH, LH crossovers for the high notes, and B-flats written in as accidentals.
Haydn’s Surprise Symphony is always fun to play due to its exciting use of dynamics and staccato. Beginner pianists love trying to play as softly as possible, then jumping to a sudden surprise fortissimo! This arrangement helps build valuable musical skills and is a wonderful choice for a beginner classical piano recital piece.
The William Tell Overture, written by Rossini and now widely associated with horseback riding due to its use in popular media as the musical theme for the Lone Ranger, is a ton of fun to play on piano. This beginner arrangement helps newer pianists learn to master a quick tempo, more challenging rhythms, staccato playing, and dynamics. This arrangement is an excellent choice for a mid-beginner level classical piano recital piece.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) is one of Mozart’s most widely recognized musical works today. This famous theme is arranged here for beginner piano and is an excellent option for a beginner classical piano recital piece.
The drama and beauty of this incredible Russian ballet can be felt in the well-known main theme, arranged here for early beginner piano. New pianists who are comfortable reading steps, skips, and a few accidentals will enjoy playing this arrangement.
Who doesn’t love the Can-Can? New beginner pianists will love playing this theme over and over!! This arrangement is put in Middle C Position and includes a key signature (G Major), dynamics, staccatos, and one final fortissimo chord to give beginners a fun, enjoyable challenge with this classical favorite.
Many beginner pianists are frustrated by too-challenging arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This desperately needed authentic beginner piano arrangement captures the essence of this Nutcracker piece with single-note RH melody accompanied by carefully chosen LH harmonies. Perfect for ballet- and classical-loving beginners, it helps develop strong note reading (especially smaller intervals and accidentals), staccato playing, lifts, and hand movement.
The Single User License has most of the melody written near the top of the Treble Staff. (First 2 page previews.)
The Studio License comes with 2 versions:
Single User Licensed version
A second copy with the melody written one octave lower near Middle C, with 8va lines, for the benefit of students who are more familiar with reading this note range. (See final page preview marked “8va”.) Both versions sound the same when played.
Classical music fans will love this Nutcracker medley that is filled with energy and excitement. This melody includes passages selected from 4 classic pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite ballet:
Nutcracker March (Soldier march)
Russian Trepak Dance
This is a perfect holiday performance piece for early intermediate piano.
These musical themes from Gurlitt’s etude (“The Storm” or “Night Escape”) and Mozart’s Great G Minor Symphony are famously recognized for their intense, dramatic energy. This medley combines them into an early intermediate piano classical performance piece. Starting with Gurlitt’s etude, it weaves in the motif from Mozart’s symphony, transitions fully into the symphony theme, then concludes with a robust merger of the two for a bold finish. It is an excellent choice for a classical piano recital piece for intermediate level.
One of the most recognizable and ominous-sounding classical themes, this theme from Chopin’s Funeral March is Halloween ready! Beginners will love the drama of this intense music, arranged here with steady repeating LH minor 2nds and RH melody that occasionally changes octaves or adds a few simple harmony notes. With dynamics ranging pianissimo to fortissimo, this piece helps beginner pianists develop interpretation, expression, and performance skills while having plenty of fun scaring the neighbors.
Kullak’s “Grandmother Tells a Ghost Story” is a great Halloween character piece for intermediate students. In this newly edited edition, it is easy to picture the scene as Grandma tells a chilling ghost story from when she was a little girl, with stops, shocks, spooks, and all, finally ending with a too-quiet “nighty night”… This is a fun choice for a fall piano recital piece.
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