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.
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.
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.
The famous Can-Can music comes from Offenbach’s opera “Orpheus in the Underworld”, from which the selection “Galop Infernal” was adopted by Paris cabarets for their can-can dances. This intermediate level arrangement contains not only the main theme, but represents the full range of themes from this dramatic opera number. Filled with exciting articulations, bold dynamics, and more, this lively arrangement is the perfect crowd pleaser and performs excellently as a well-known early intermediate piano recital choice.
BONUS: Because the largest harmonic interval is a Major 6th, pianists with small hands can easy play this without sacrificing musicality or altering chords. (LH octaves at the end are optional.)
There’s no good morning greeting quite like “Morning Mood” from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite I. This arrangement includes an uncluttered melody with soft thirds and chords in the accompaniment to ease listeners into wakefulness, just like the morning rays.