This elementary duet written for one piano four hands is in the key of A minor and 4/4 time. This piece offers an interesting contrast in articulations between the primo and secondo parts, giving each student an opportunity to play the melody.
This delightful duet is the perfect choice for ensemble fun. Students will love the bluegrass melody, the clapping, and the moderate syncopation of their primo part, while teachers will enjoy the lively banjo styling of their secondo part. Bluegrass Bounce is sure to turn your next lesson into a jumpin’ jamboree.
This delightful elementary piano duet evokes the sounds and imagery of The Emerald Isle. Featuring a lively dance tempo reminiscent of a jig, and harmonies that suggest the bagpipes, Celtic Charm is a wonderful addition to The FJH Piano Ensemble Series.
Written for one piano four hands, this elementary level duet provides a spirited rhythmic experience that both the primo and secondo parts participate in. Included are opportunities for students to tap a rhythm underneath the piano keys while the other part plays notes on the keys. Each part contains a variety of articulations, with amusing lyrics about Danny the Drummer that your students will love playing together!
This elementary duet in A minor is sensitive, expressive, lyrical, and sophisticated. Appealing to young students as well as beginning adults, with both the primo and secondo parts taking turns with the melody.
Fun to play and easy to read, this duet written in the D position is a musical version of the game "rock, scissors, paper." Lessons will turn into child's play as this quirky work introduces your student to playing duets.
This elementary level collection of jigs is written for one piano, four hands providing the elementary pianist with a cheerful selection of Scottish Jigs from which to choose. Can be performed as an entire group or as individual pieces. Your elementary students will love playing them!
This cheerful piece could well be your students’ first recital duet, since it is accessible to any first year student who has learned C position. This piece contains a skillful use of melodic interplay between the primo and secondo parts.
A perky piece in the key of F major where players re-enact the batter’s box by shifting places on the bench to be the “batter up”. Each part fits easily under the hands. Audiences will consider this performance a homerun! Parts are stacked–making coaching easy. Three copies under one cover.
One of the hippest pieces to come along in years, this two-piano concerto features a student part and a teacher (or somewhat more advanced student) part. The rocking first and third movements are contrasted by a slow and beautifully lyrical second movement.
Peaceful and reflective, this enchanting piano duet is perfect for all performance settings. With its pensive, lilting melody set over a gently rocking harmony, Crystal Lake evokes imagery of a tranquil outdoor setting. Both performers will find this equal-part arrangement as accessible as it is beautiful.
Friends Forever is a deligtful late elementary piece that musically captures the special connection felt between endearing friends. The melodic interplay between the primo and secondo parts creatively intertwines, creating a lyrical conversation.
Written in the key of F, this playful, yet bold duet features a western-style melody that switches back and forth between the primo and secondo parts. The use of dynamics, open fifths, accents and varied articulation may have students conjure up images of horses galloping across an open, prairie-land. Your students will be delighted with the "big sound" of this piece.
When you play this "swingin' " equal part duet, you can almost see the fox sneaking into the hen house! Well-placed accidentals and the catchy descending, walking bass progression capture the "sneaky" feel for this piece. An excellent introduction to swing rhythm for two players.
Written for one piano, four hands, this late elementary ensemble piece has very distinctive melodic and harmonic components that create interesting interplay between the primo and secondo parts. Delightfully unusual, this piece will provide students with a surprisingly unexpected-sounding duet piece!
This unique arrangement of the Blue Danube Waltz for one piano, six hands is definitely an innovative approach to this renowned classic. Students will thoroughly enjoy performing this ensemble with other pianists. Arranged for three parts, this rendition produces a full, warm sound that brings this famous waltz to life.
Follow the gently flowing tempo and arpeggiated theme of this piece as you enjoy Chasing Sunbeams. Lots of smooth pedaling and attention to dynamics will make this equal-part duet shine. Some cross-hand work in the Primo added to help perform final notes in the upper registers.
In this exciting trio in A minor three performers share main motives throughout. Mary Leaf’s signature lyricism shines brightly in this flowing waltz. Develops good listening skills for ensemble precision. Parts are stacked–making coaching easy. Three copies under one cover.
Delightfully jaunty, this happy tune (in A minor) will make you want to take a Mediterranean vacation yourself! Easy to play yet has virtuosic passages featuring skillful interplay between secondo and primo using first and second inversion triads. Great performance piece with a fast tempo.
Students will discover this skillfully crafted duet both amusing and intriguing. The melodic and harmonic components together with the wide array of articulations throughout this duet, captures the "sneaky" implications of the life of a spy. This is a superb piece for students to experience playing articulations that differ from that of their duet partner. Both the primo and secondo parts alternate playing the main theme.
Aptly named after the morning glory flower, this duet starts out quietly and then, as the texture thickens, it unfolds to greet the morning sun. In the key of C major, there are hand shifts but even small hands can quickly learn the easy-to-play patterns.
Moroccan Breeze is an early intermediate level piece that has a subdued, light and smooth style. Students will enjoy the exotic sounding tonalities and subtle, syncopated rhythmic exchanges between the parts that create a mysterious mood.
Mountain Wildflowers is a charming folk/country duet written in the key of G major and in 3/4. This piece, written for four hands, one piano, gives each the primo and secondo part a turn playing the melody, offering a variety of phrasing and articulations.
Play this fun and energetic polka at your next piano party! It’s in the key of G major with the primo/secondo stacked. The primo has a catchy melody, which shows up in the secondo towards the end. The secondo presents easy-to-play accompaniment patterns. Reading ledger lines is required for both parts.
Race to the Peak is an energized, high-speed duet that explores the full range of the piano. Written in the key of D minor, this piece contains a quick rhythmic tempo with easy to learn patterns, a catchy melody in the primo part, often played in unison by both hands, and a variety of accompaniment patterns in the secondo part. Students will definitely be enthusiastic to practice and perform this duet with accuracy and speed!
This entertaining trio cheerfully clops along in the key of C major and sets the stage for an exhilarating ride through canyons and winding roads. Mary Leaf’s unique gift of letting each part have the spotlight for a while illustrates her mastery of writing for three players. Students will have an exciting experience and audiences will love it! Parts are stacked–making coaching easy. Three copies needed for study.
A fantastic mid-year piece that you can actually hear the snow swirling as the performers play! Mary Leaf creates a musical winter landscape with frosty articulation and flowing melodies that build to an exciting finish, and then quickly melt away.
Ghostly but cheerful, this rhythmic piece is the perfect duet for a Halloween recital. The ensemble is easy and the Secondo play the theme on 2nd page. Its distinctive A minor melody may “haunt” you long after the piece ends!
This early intermediate level trio for one piano will definitely keep pianists and their audiences chugging along. An extremely fun piece to perform without being difficult to learn, this piece gives each player a chance to feel like a soloist with its cleverly composed parts! Great as a recital piece.
"Bopping along merrily" is the tempo marking for this ensemble selection, telling us that it's time for some fun. The bubbly, fluttering Primo (The Butterfly) and the repetitive, lumbering Secondo (The Bear) wonderfully sketch the imagery. Listen for the echoes as Bear and Butterfly play together. This one will have much appeal with sibling teams.
This one piano, four hands jaunty ensemble will be loved by all the cowboys and cowgirls in your studio! Written in an ABA form, this piece starts off in C Major and contains a short B section in A minor. The sections are nicely contrasted, and the piece contains an array of articulations to enhance the spirit of the piece.
Featuring a nautical sound, this bold, energetic piano duet is exciting, yet easy-to-learn. Set in the key of A minor, Pirate Pete includes open fifths, accents and dynamic rhythm. Without a doubt, your students will practice its quick-paced melodies again and again!
This three-movement suite for four hands is a tribute to the sights and sounds of Texas, the “Lone Star State.” The first movement Bluebonnet Stroll is reminiscent of the Old West; the second Seagulls in the Breeze is tranquil–a lyrical interlude between two energetic movements; and the third Twilight on the Brazos is a contemporary look at the regional flavor of the Brazos River.
This waltz could be somewhat cheerful or slightly menacing, depending on your point of view. A marvelous recital piece for any time of the year with nice interplay between primo and secondo, this piece in G minor uses the whole range of the piano, and your students won’t find the ensemble playing difficult.
An exciting, idiomatic arrangement for one piano, four hands, with an optional second piano part, this piece, based on Bizet's timeless opera, Carmen, contains unusual harmonies that accompany the lush melody and will be a favorite in recitals and festivals.
The Omaha Music Teachers Association commissioned this energetic duet for their 2006 Colossal Keyboard Concert. Students will love the bouncy and cheerful melody, supported by the rhythmic accompaniment patterns of the secondo part.
Both parts play the relaxing melody as it shifts from Secondo to Primo. In the key of G at the start, it moves to G minor for the B Section, then back to G major. The easy ensemble makes it fast to learn and accessible to intermediate students.
This beautiful setting of an immortal American anthem is wonderfully arranged to reflect the heritage and pride of its great nation. Handsomely arranged for two intermediate performers, this inspiring duet will add festivity to your next lesson or recital!
This "animato" duet in D minor requires L.H. crossovers for both pianists. It's truly an "equal part" duet because the melody switches from Primo to Secondo. Furious, fast and fun–great performance choice!
Written for one piano and four hands, this Intermediate level piece reveals the true spirit and excitement of an old time baseball game. A flurry of syncopated rhythms, triplets, octaves and chords in both hands, and a sixteenth-note run at the end perfectly captures the electricity of America's great pastime.
Charming duet is arranged equally for four hands. Both players will enjoy this piece as they share its wonderful melody and harmony. Challenge your students to listen carefully for the balance and dynamic changes.
In this intermediate level ensemble written for one piano four hands, students will enjoy the overall relaxed character created by the melody and the Latin-style rhythm. The secondo part primarily plays the accompaniment while the primo part primarily contains the melody.