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The FJH Pianist's Curriculum

Preludes, Volume 1

Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee / edited by Helen Marlais

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.

Series: The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions Level: Intermediate
Arranger:  Voicing: Solo
Instrument: Piano Format: Books
Editor: Helen Marlais Subject: Literature and Repertoire
ISBN-13: 978-1-56939-633-9 Barcode: 674398221554
Theme:  Style: Contemporary
Prelude (In Memoriam), Op. 116 (Intermediate)
Prelude, Op. 4, No. 8 (Early Intermediate)
Prelude (Escape to Inner Space), Op. 138, No. 1
Prelude, Op. 4, No. 4 (Intermediate)
Prelude (from Three Preludes), Op. 5, No. 1 (Intermediate)
Prelude (from Three Preludes), Op. 5., No. 2 (Intermediate)
Prelude (from Three Preludest), Op. 5, No. 3 (Intermediate)
Prelude, Op. 46 (Intermediate)
Prelude (August, from Three Preludes), Op. 87, No. 1 (Late Intermediate)
Prelude (Lullaby for Elias, from Three Preludes), Op. 87, No. 2 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Celebration, from Three Preludes), Op. 87, No. 3 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Melody), Op. 88 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Chaotic Life in the 90's), Op. 90 (Intermediate)
Three Holleck Preludes, Op. 115 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Moving Along), Op. 115, No. 2
Prelude (Searching for Answers), Op. 115, No. 1
Prelude (A Garden of Fragile Flowers with Deep Roots), Op. 115, No. 3
Prelude (Autumn), Op. 89 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Dialogue, from Three Preludes), Op. 18, No. 7 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Flute Frolic, from Three Preludes), Op. 18, No. 1 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Capriccio, from Three Preludes), Op. 18, No. 5 (Intermediate)
Prelude (Within), Op. 62 (Late Intermediate)