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The Festival Collection®


Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais

The Festival Collection® is an eight-volume series consisting of exceptional repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth/Twenty-First Centuries. This series is carefully leveled from elementary through advanced repertoire, with each level covering the gamut of your repertoire needs. The Festival Collection® is a companion series to the Succeeding with the Masters® series, expanding upon the repertoire selections with no duplication of repertoire between the two series. Each book includes a CD recording of all the corresponding works to guide students in their interpretation.

The Festival Collection® will provide teachers and students with a wide range of works that are carefully chosen for their pedagogical merit. They will be a key component for your students' success in their studies of the works by the masters!

The Festival Collection® Preparatory (with CD)
Edited by Helen Marlais

 FJH2048 / 6.50

Early Elementary through Mid-Elementary
The Festival Collection® Preparatory is the first book available in the nine-volume Festival Collection series. To be used before The Festival Collection®, Book 1, students will have the opportunity to get their first experiences with genuine repertoire by composers such as: Couperin; J.C. Bach; Berens; Köhler; and new originals by FJH composers Timothy Brown, Mary Leaf, and more. This book covers the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th/21st Centuries, with additional information about the pieces and composers as well as a full performance CD! What a terrific way to introduce young aspiring pianists to repertoire right from the beginning!

 


   

Book 1: (Elementary / Mid Elementary)

FJH1625 / 6.95

Book 1 provides teachers and students with superior elementary repertoire available by the master composers. These pieces furnish students with the necessary repertoire to develop solid technique, and to cultivate a sense of musicality that is necessary in playing the works of the masters. Features pieces by composers such as: Michael Praetorius (Old German Dance), Anton Diabelli (Song), Fritz Spindler (Spring Waltz), and Alexandre Tansman (Arabia).

 


   

Book 2: (Late Elementary)

FJH1586 / 7.95

Book 2 continues on the path toward the master works set forth in Book 1, providing students with continued exposure to the repertoire available at the Late Elementary level. In Book 2, the literature choices increase gradually in difficulty, adding more musical and technical challenges for careful and continued growth in the students' studies. This collection will give students the opportunity to polish their abilities in playing the repertoire that spans the Elementary level. Features pieces by composers such as: Arcangelo Corelli (Sarabande); Beethoven (Russian Folksong Opus 107, No. 3); Louis Kohler (Theme and Variation from Opus 300); and Manfred Schmitz (Mister Czerny in New Orleans).

 


   

Book 3: (Early Intermediate)

FJH1587 / 8.95

Book 3 begins the introduction of literature for the Early Intermediate student. The repertoire included in this level will provide your students the necessary structure and experience that will allow them to hone their abilities and fine-tune their technique and interpretation. These pieces will carefully lead them towards the Intermediate and Late Intermediate level repertoire. Features pieces by composers such as: Georg Philipp Telemann (Fantasie); Franz Joseph Haydn (Sonata in F major, Third Movement: Scherzo); and Dmitri Kabalevsky (Five Variations on a Russian Folk Song, Opus 51, No. 1).

 


   

Book 4: (Intermediate)

FJH1588 / 9.95

Book 4 consists of pivotal Intermediate level repertoire that is essential for the student to study, and to apply the knowledge and experience they have mastered from the previous levels. The repertoire at this level will broaden the students understanding of utilizing the fundamentals of proper technique, with accurate musical expression and interpretation in their performances. Mastery of pieces at this level will allow students to refine their abilities and prepare for the advanced repertoire. Features pieces by composers such as: François Couperin (The Little Trifle), Johann Wilhelm Hässler (Capriccio), Robert Schumann (Sicilienne, Opus 68, No. 11), and Aram Khachaturian (Ivan's Song).

 


   

Book 5: (Late Intermediate)

FJH1589 / 11.95

The pieces included in Book 5 will challenge and propel your students forward towards advanced repertoire, as well as provide students with the necessary literature to obtain a command of pianistic technique. Book 5 will develop their unique sense of artistry and interpretation, and an overall control and personalized understanding of the standard repertoire. Some of the highlighted composers and pieces are: Rigaudon (Jean-Philippe Rameau), Arietta with Variations (Franz Joseph Haydn), Vals sentimental (Enrique Granados), and Le petit negre (Claude Debussy).

 


   

Book 6 (Late Int. / Early Advanced)

FJH1590 / 13.95

Book 6 is an exceptional late intermediate to early advanced collection of repertoire that teachers and students will find invaluable in bridging the step into advanced repertoire. The pieces are carefully edited and researched to provide the student the opportunity to apply their advancing skills to the appropriate pieces. A CD recording for each piece is included along with insightful information in "About the Pieces and Composers," which completes a well-rounded approach to repertoire at this level.

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Book 7 (Early Advanced)

FJH1591 / 18.95

The repertoire contained within The Festival Collection® Book 7 embodies some of the finest pieces from the Baroque to Contemporary eras. This repertoire was selected for its superior artistic and pedagogical merit to fulfill the musical and technical needs of the advancing pianist. This wide selection of works is ideal for recitals, festivals, competitions, and auditions. With this collection not only is choosing repertoire with pedagogically correct leveling easier, but your students' performances will be more successful. Included are 2 full-performance CDs with outstanding performances by renowned pianists and educators Helen Marlais, Chiu-Ling Lin, and Frances Renzi. Students are presented here with the unique opportunity to hear three different performance styles to guide them with appropriate interpretation. Also includes interesting and engaging information in the About the Pieces and Composers section.

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Book 8 (Advanced)

FJH2101 / 21.95

The repertoire in The Festival Collection® Book 8 was selected for its superior artistic and pedagogical merit. The wide selection encompasses the finest pieces from the Baroque to Contemporary eras that meet the musical and technical needs of the advancing pianist. Based on Urtext sources and original manuscripts, these compositions are ideal for recitals, festivals, competitions, and auditions. The great variety of fabulous repertoire will help make selections easier and your student's performance successful. Included are 2 CDs with full performances by Helen Marlais, Chiu-Ling Lin, and Frances Renzi. About the Pieces and Composers contains interesting program notes and background info about the composers.

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Succeeding with the Masters®
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The Festival Collection® Teacher's Handbook
Helen Marlais with Sue Althouse

 FJH2050 / 18.95

The Teacher's Handbook for Succeeding with the Masters® & The Festival Collection® is a guide that organizes the teaching sequence of repertoire by interweaving these two outstanding series together. Practice Strategies from Succeeding with the Masters® are applied to The Festival Collection® repertoire, thus making it possible for either series to be used as the core curriculum. Since both series (over 450 pieces), contain full-performance CD's, historical information, and composer biographies, the Teacher's Handbook provides teachers and students with a comprehensive literature-based curriculum.

 


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