Doriantella is an original tarantella in dorian mode. Written in D dorian, it lightens the feel of the classic minor key tarantella, giving it a mysterious and almost mystical fantasy quality. Best for early intermediate pianists and a beautiful recital piece.
Accessible for smaller hands: The largest harmonic interval is a Major 6th (inverted chord triad).
This is a Christmas piano medley arrangement of the ever-popular holiday number Carol of the Bells and Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells” symphony. The opening theme from The Bells: Movement 2 transitions seamlessly into the familiar 4-note motif of Carol of the Bells. Themes from Movements 1 and 2 of The Bells are blended in throughout for a uniquely classical Rachmaninoff Christmas arrangement. Best for early intermediate pianists and an excellent choice for a holiday concert.
Rêverie is such a beautiful piece with a dreamlike quality that can feel strange, yet familiar to all of us. This arrangement for early intermediate level is kept in the original key but simplified in complexity, handspan, and length. For students who want to learn more Debussy than just Clair de Lune, Rêverie is artistic and expressive. This arrangement also makes an excellent performance piece.
Hansel and Gretel’s Lullaby from the Netflix tv series “A Tale Dark and Grimm”, an animated remake of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale that’s filled with strange and scary surprises.
This is an “easy piano” arrangement written with no key signature (all flats/sharps appear as accidentals). The music features an intriguing melody that floats between D natural minor, D dorian, and D harmonic minor. 1 page, written in large print. Some finger numbers are included and are well suited to small handspans (the largest harmonic interval is m6).
This arrangement may be performed as a piano solo or as a vocal accompaniment. If used for vocal accompaniment, the vocalist should follow the lyrics and melody along with the piano. Lyrics indicate which notes to follow.
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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.
For ages, men have been smitten by the beauty of Irish cailin and “star of the county down” Rose McCann! This lovely arrangement of the famous Irish folk song is written for mid- to late beginner pianists. This music is perfect for a spring recital, St. Patrick’s Day, celebration of Ireland, or for the enjoyment of any musician looking to learn some authentic irish folk music. All lyrics included on 2nd page.
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.
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.
With a calm start that increases in volume and speed, Diminished is an unusually fun beginner waltz. RH and LH take turns playing broken chords in minor and diminished forms, changing octaves and dynamics to add mystery. Beginner pianists will love the fortissimo finish that is “as fast as possible”! This is a great original composition to help students channel their Halloween excitement!
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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Weigh anchor, me hearties! Set sail for the open sea! This original composition embodies the spirit of adventure, exploration, and of course, pirates! With a sailing 6/8 time signature reminiscent of old sea shanties and a melody that alternates between treble and bass, let’s hope you have your sea legs as this piece is sure to keep you on your toes. Sailing the Seven Seas is a catchy, lively piece that performs well at recitals and is especially written for early intermediate pianists who enjoy adventures and pirate music for piano.
The memorable Carol of the Bells is arranged here for beginner pianists. Even earlier beginners can thrive learning this arrangement of Carol of the Bells due its repetitive four-note motif and simple LH accompaniment that stays mostly in a 5-finger position. Minimal pedal adds a rewarding fullness of sound at key transition points throughout the piece. This arrangement of the Ukrainian Bell Carol is a holiday favorite among new pianists of all ages.
This lesser known French carol has a beautiful melody line written in Dorian mode for a minor feel with a raised sixth that creates a feeling of light and hope in dark times. It is arranged for LH melody in bass clef with rolled RH treble chords as a delicate ringing accompaniment. With many valuable teaching elements for late beginner/early intermediate level pianists, this arrangement is also a beautiful Christmas performance piece.
This beloved holiday carol “Carol of the Bells” is arranged here as a late intermediate to early advanced piano solo. The main 4-note motif is supported by a continually moving accompaniment that begins softly in 4/4 meter and transitions to 3/4 with increasing energy. You can hear the ringing bell tones throughout with changing octaves, crossovers, increasingly broader harmonies, chord modulations, and urgent rhythms that ultimately swell to a climax before returning to 4/4 meter once again for a softer, calming finish. Without question, the Ukrainian Bell Carol is a sure favorite for holiday performances and recitals.
Lament is a deeply emotional piano solo written for the early advanced pianist. Broad rolled chords develop into a pained, heartfelt melody with arpeggiated accompaniment, which ultimately progresses into quick and fluid arpeggiation in the Left Hand and large, full chords in the Right Hand. Written as rubato with lots of room for interpretation, this piece is a wonderful opportunity to explore the depth of your musical expression. Lends itself well to a beautiful and emotional performance piece.
* Both Licenses come with 2 versions: 1 with suggested fingerings and 1 with no fingerings if you prefer to write in your own.
Even a new beginner pianist can appreciate the beautiful complexity of Rachmaninoff’s music. This duet is a medley of two of Rachmaninoff’s most popular Preludes (C# minor and G minor) and is written for an early beginner (Primo) and teacher or intermediate level pianist (Secondo). Strategically transposed to A minor for ease in learning, the Secondo pianist plays the deep accompaniment tones while the Primo pianist plays the main melody for a balanced taste of the original full, resonant pieces. Perfect for a new pianist’s recital performance.