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Concertino No. 1 "Peasant Folk Dance," Op. 82
for Piano and Orchestra
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
Edited by Judith Olson and Helen Marlais

J1019 / 6.95

This composition is the first of its kind for The FJH Music Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Written for piano and orchestra, it provides a perfect showpiece for a student pianist who has an opportunity to play with an orchestra. The orchestral part has been arranged for a second piano and also comes with an optional percussion part. It is a possible modern alternative to the often performed Haydn Concerto in D Major.
  Audio Preview:
Concertino No.1 Op.82
  Performed by Benedek Horvath, Hungarian student pianist with the MATAV Symphony Orchestra of Budapest, conducted by David Alexander Rahbee

 


   

Contemporary Collage, Volume 1, Book 3
Multiple Composers
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais

 J1026 / 8.50

Intermediate through Early Advanced
Contemporary Collage, Volume 1, Book 3 consists of 17 intermediate through early advanced original contemporary pieces from FJH composers: Edwin McLean, Timothy Brown, Emma Lou Diemer, Andrey Komanetsky, Kevin Olson, Dianne Rahbee, Martín Kutnowski, and Dimitar Ninov. Pianists will get exposure to many contemporary sounds and techniques through these new and fresh compositions.

 


   

Intuitive Journeys
Wynn-Anne Rossi
Edited by Helen Marlais

J1016 / 5.95

Late Intermediate through Advanced
Intuitive Journeys is a late intermediate through advanced collection of piano solos that invites students to explore the emotional messages behind the notes written on the page. Students are encouraged to use their instincts and imagination to create their own musical experience, and enjoy the process of self-discovery. [View Sample Page]

 


   

Modern Miniatures for Piano Solo, Volume 2
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee

J1011 / 8.95

Intermediate / Early Advanced
The natural musicality present in this collection demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire. These teaching pieces follow in the modern tradition of pedagogical works by Bartók, Kabalevsky, and others; they are written to challenge a student's mind, fingers, imagination, and soul.
  Audio Previews:
Five Toccatinas Op.4, No.1
Five Toccatinas Op.4, No.2
Five Toccatinas Op.4, No.3
Five Toccatinas Op.4, No.4
Five Toccatinas Op.4, No.5
  Performed by concert pianist Dr. Deborah Nemko, USA

 


   

Musical Treasures, Volume 1
Andrey Komanetsky
Edited by Helen Marlais

J1022 / 5.95

In Musical Treasures, Volume 1, students will find numerous character piano works that will broaden their musical understanding and imagination. These inventive and fun-to-play pieces will bring them closer to the intricate world of sound. This collection explores various aspects of piano playing, including different articulations (State Fair), syncopated rhythms (Dance of the Coconuts), legato playing (Looking over a Moonlit Lake), and finger dexterity (Waltzing Bees). These single-paged piano pieces could serve as an introduction to the standard piano literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

 


   

Musical Treasures, Volume 2
Andrey Komanetsky
Series Editor Helen Marlais

 J1027 / 7.50

Musical Treasures, Volume 2 is an original collection of contemporary compositions by Andrey Komanetsky that provides a wide variety of interesting pieces for the intermediate level student. The pieces are composed using a broad palette of sounds, articulations, and other compositional techniques for students to gain experience in the contemporary medium.

 


   

Outside the Box
Wynn-Anne Rossi and Kevin Olson
edited by Phyllis Lehrer

J1023 / 6.50

Late Intermediate
Outside the Box is a unique collection containing ten pieces that experiment with contemporary compositional techniques, altering such elements as melody, harmony, and form to create a completely new sound. Students will learn interesting ways to create new sounds and have fun playing music that is definitely "Outside the Box!"

 


   

Piano Album, Thirteen Light
and Descriptive Piano Pieces
Dimitar Ninov

J1008 / 5.95

Late Intermediate / Early Advanced
Flip through the pages of Ninov's Piano Album and they will introduce you to a gallery of musical pictures. You will "see" the sparrow leaping among the branches; you will "feel" the melancholy of autumn with its golden leaves falling; and you will "hear" the mischievous gossip spreading around the neighborhood. Ninov has always been inspired by the possibilities of depicting images through music, and so will you.

 


   

Preludes, Volume 1
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
Edited by Rebecca Raffaelli and Helen Marlais

J1017 / 9.95

Early Intermediate through Late Intermediate
This two-volume collection of preludes contains short character pieces with a wide range of emotional expression and a wide range of technical demands from intermediate to advanced. The performer may decide to program these preludes as single pieces or in groupings in any order.

While written in part as pedagogical exercises, these preludes are beautifully constructed miniatures that take an honored place among the preludes of Chopin, Bach, and Scriabin. They are written as single compositions rather than in cycles like the preludes of Bach and Chopin. Some reflect the rhythms and dance forms found in the music of modernists like Ginastera and Ligeti and many are neo-romantic in style with emotionally expressive melodic content.
  Audio Previews:
Three Preludes, Op.5, No.1
Three Preludes, Op.5, No.2
Three Preludes, Op.5, No.3
Op.18, No.1
Op.62
Op.88
  Performed by concert pianist Dr. Deborah Nemko, USA

 


   

Preludes, Volume 2
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
Edited by Rebecca Raffaelli and Helen Marlais

J1018 / 10.95

Late Intermediate through Advanced
This two-volume collection of preludes contains short character pieces with a wide range of emotional expression and a wide range of technical demands from intermediate to advanced. The performer may decide to program these preludes as single pieces or in groupings in any order.

While written in part as pedagogical exercises, these preludes are beautifully constructed miniatures that take an honored place among the preludes of Chopin, Bach, and Scriabin. They are written as single compositions rather than in cycles like the preludes of Bach and Chopin. Some reflect the rhythms and dance forms found in the music of modernists like Ginastera and Ligeti and many are neo-romantic in style with emotionally expressive melodic content.
  Audio Previews:
Prelude Op.122
Prelude 140, No. 1
Prelude Op.54 "Intchu"
  Performed by concert pianist Dr. Deborah Nemko, USA

 


   

Reaching Out, for Solo Piano
Emma Lou Diemer

J1006 / 5.50

Early Intermediate / Intermediate
Discover and explore wonderfully modern sonorities! From lyrical (Slow, Sad Waltz, and Minor Serenade), to rhythmic (Drumming It Up), to simply amusing (Icicles, Teasing), Emma Lou Diemer asks the student to play with a colorful palette of different sounds, pedal effects, articulations, and in some cases, non-traditional techniques. These pieces are sure to bring enjoyment to the pianist and the listener.

 


   

SOUND / WORLD, Volume 1
Stan Applebaum

J1001 / 5.50

Early Intermediate / Intermediate
Soon you will be hooked on 20th century piano sounds with Stan Applebaum's amazing miniatures! These short pieces utilize the full range of the piano and allow the student to sense different kinds of emotions – dramatic as well as introverted. The volume includes a "tone poem," a "gentle aria," a "prelude in miniature," and a bitonal miniature: "dancing around in the Aeolian mode." You will find this collection of over 30 pieces a delight to play again and again!

 


   

SOUND / WORLD, Volume 2
Stan Applebaum, edited by Helen Marlais

J1010 / 5.50

Intermediate / Early Advanced
In this second volume of SOUND/WORLD, the intermediate / early advanced pianist is taken on an exciting discovery into the world of dissonance. Students are encouraged to explore these studies and then experiment and invent a study of their own. This exploration into dissonant sounds not only opens the "ears" of the developing musician, but also their imagination.

 


   

Travels Through Sound
Emma Lou Diemer

J1028 / 6.95

Early Intermediate through Late Intermediate
This book expands the standard repertoire with colorful techniques and textures by providing excellent contemporary music that expresses visual and emotional ideas. All of the pieces are highly suggestive of their titles: Fist Dance (play with the fists); A Harp in the Sky (dampening the strings); Old Spanish Town (tapping on the music rack); Go Fourth (a consistent interval); and some that are forceful and rhythmic–Out of Africa, The Kangaroo, and We Won the Race. This composer creates interesting music that excites the imagination, yet remains communicative.

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Watercolors for Ten Fingers
Martin Kutnowski
Edited by Helen Marlais

J1021 / 5.95

Intermediate through Early Advanced
This collection of short piano images for children and adults is suitable for pianists from intermediate to early advanced levels. The pieces show poetic hints of Schumann and Chopin along with references to Latin American folk music.

 


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