A fun-to-play piece that students will be tempted to play as fast as possible is a great first solo sheet for a beginner. In C major with minimal use of rests, this lively piece will reinforce playing 2nds, 3rds and 4ths in MC position. It features long, legato phrases and short staccato snippets.
This attractive piano solo is the perfect selection for students, teachers, and performers who wish to quickly learn Beethoven’s immortal melody. Transposed to the key of D minor, this elegant arrangement successfully conveys the expressive beauty of the original.
This charming arrangement of Beethoven’s timeless classic is arranged to be accessible to the early intermediate performer. Teachers will appreciate the lyrical melody shared between the hands; students will love the opportunity to play this all-time favorite.
A lively piece that gives students practice with navigating accidentals and syncopation. Goblin Lair feels comfortable under the hands and explores chromatic ideas with easy cross-fingerings. Students will continue to practice this solo all year long!
Newly engraved and edited, Gymnopédie No. 1 has remained a favorite choice in the repertoire for pianists. The updated engraving and editing provide a fresh look and pedagogical approach to this timeless piece.
Solfeggietto has been an established standard in the piano repertoire and is considered an "essential" for any advancing piano student to learn. Presented here newly engraved and expertly edited, teachers and students will enjoy this updated version of a timeless favorite.
This renowned standard in student repertoire is presented here in its original form newly engraved and edited by Edwin McLean. As a standard in every piano studio, this complete three movement Sonatina is an essential part of the repertoire for every developing pianist.
A busy spider spins his cobwebs with symmetrical chromatic patterns and speedy hand shifts. Really fun to play! In the key of A minor, this piece requires fast fingers and fast hands. Perfect for Halloween or any time of year.
This catchy C minor blues tune with a walking bass serves as a good introduction to swing style and syncopation. For most of the piece the RH stays in a 5-finger position, with a short foray into F minor ending with a G7, then back to the original position. Fun to play, fun to hear.
An enduring 4th of July favorite, the theme from the Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture has been skillfully arranged for the intermediate-level student. Add fireworks to your lessons with this rousing arrangement your students will enjoy playing again and again.
This soaring, contemplative work by Baroque master J.S. Bach is here transcribed for piano solo. Fans of choral music will immediately recognize the contrapuntal nature of the voicings as the melody remains ever-present. Air on the G String is simply great music that deserves a place in every serious musician’s repertoire.
For Medium Voice and Piano - An extremely expressive and beautiful piece, Ave Maria has been a traditional favorite for church performance. This timeless masterpiece by Bach-Gounod is presented in medium voice.
One of the most charming wedding melodies, Schubert’s timeless masterpiece, Ave Maria, has been exquisitely arranged by Edwin McLean for solo piano performance. An extremely expressive and beautiful piece, it is a traditional favorite for church performance.
This wonderful arrangement of Strauss’ world-famous Blue Danube Waltz is a perfect choice for students, teachers, and performers. This solo is artfully choreographed to provide an ideal selection for recitals and supplemental study.
This version of Canon in D is a carefully crafted excerpt arranged by Edwin McLean and edited by Robert Heath. The arrangement artistically captures the essence of the themes within while providing an accessible length to this piece. Teachers, students, and professional musicians will find this arrangement serves not only as an artistic rendition, but also as a very functional performance piece.j
This famous Chopin melody is here accessibly arranged in C major. Though a bit simplified, it still achieves the rich, open harmonies that support the theme. Known to some as "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," perhaps because it plays so calmly after a stormy opening in the original version. Makes a great introduction to the world of virtuosic repertoire.
Probably one of the most recognized piano pieces, Für Elise is newly engraved and edited in its' entirety. Students always love to play this beautiful piece, so providing the most musically accurate version is particularly important in any piano studio.
This beloved work from J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 147 remains among the best known of all Baroque pieces. Here is the complete transcription for piano solo, suitable for all keyboard instruments. An eternal piece, whose melody should be part of every musician's vocabulary.
This outstanding arrangement of Scott Joplin’s perennial hit is a wonderful choice for the intermediate pianist. Perfect for any performance occasion, this piano solo sounds impressive yet remains surprisingly easy to play.
One of the best-known works by Palmgren, this Impressionistic piece requires the L.H. to project the melody even when it crosses over the R.H. The pedal is notated throughout, creating atmospheric effects. This short piece (36 measures) is a perfect introduction to Impressionism for the Intermediate/Late Intermediate student featuring thick sonorities, parallelism and rolled chords.
Newly engraved and edited, this classic first movement from Beethoven's Sonata Opus 27, No. 2 is presented here as part of the FJH Piano Solo Series. A long time favorite of piano students, this solo sheet will be an essential piece in your studio.
Bold and inspirational, this beautifully arranged classic is a welcome addition to the intermediate repertoire. Wonderfully choreographed, it maintains its accessibility while providing the performer with an impressive sound. Appropriate for all performance settings.
Scarlatti’s most popular piano sonata, this charming one-movement sonata was a favorite of Vladimir Horowitz who performed it frequently. This cheerful piece abounds with scale passages and trills. The edition is urtext, with fingering and optional pedaling included.
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Literature and Repertoire
Scarlatti's Trumpet Sonata in E Major, K. 380, L. 23
Scarlatti's Trumpet Sonata in E Major, K. 380, L. 23
This Urtext edition of Clementi's second sonatina from Opus 36 is based on the earliest published sources. Newly engraved, with fingering by Edwin McLean, this charming three-movement sonatina is popular pedagogic material for your intermediate students.
To a Wild Rose is one of Edward McDowell's most beautiful and famous melodies ever written. This simple and tender piece is presented here newly engraved and edited, and is a perfect complement to any solo literature collection.
Translated "Sleepers, Awake!" this J.S. Bach favorite was originally scored for organ but is now available in a simplified adaptation for solo piano. A perfect selection for the intermediate student or church pianist.
Glorious arrangement of Mendelssohn’s beloved wedding classic is beautifully choreographed to provide today’s pianist with an impressive sound. Performers will appreciate its accessibility; listeners will love its enduring charm. Perfect for both church and informal gatherings.
This handsome arrangement of Wagner's traditional Bridal Chorus is a perfect selection for today’s wedding pianist. Superbly choreographed to provide a full sound while remaining accessible for the intermediate performer, this solo is appropriate for a large church or a more intimate setting.
This masterpiece of the theme and variation form is one of Handel's best-known works for keyboard. It opens with a heroic theme and variations in G major, followed by a poignant, lyrical section of variations in G minor, and it concludes with a decisive return to G major.
A brilliant, yet accessible recital piece, newly edited and engraved for the modern performer.
Clair de lune has been a long lasting and cherished piano solo for pianists and audiences alike. Through the careful editing and updating to the first edition, Edwin McLean presents this newly edited and fingered edition to The FJH Piano Solo Series for pianists to preserve and perform this classic for years to come.
Originally composed as incidental music for part of an orchestral suite and later transcribed for cello and piano, Elegie has become one of the most popular pieces of music by the prominent French composer Jules Massenet. In this edition, Edwin McLean presents a newly edited version capturing the beautiful, lamenting melody for the pianist to intrerpret for generations to follow.
This light and gentle classic often described as depicting a "pleasant walk in the park on a sunny spring day" is presented here newly engraved and edited by Edwin McLean. As part of Debussy's Deux Arabesques, this famous and well-liked piece is an essential part of every pianist's repertoire.
This famous encore piece, here newly transcribed from the conductor score, has buzzed its way to popular fame. Most recently seen in a breakneck performance at the piano in the movie Shine, Flight of the Bumble Bee is great fun, even at intended, slower speeds, and makes for a wonderful etude in chromatics.
Le Cygne (The Swan), from Carnival of the Animals, is here newly transcribed from the orchestral score as a piano solo. Saint-Saëns popular work elegantly portrays Le Cygne with a beautifully long, sustained, melodic line, played against a shimmering ostinato. Simply perfect imagery for both pianist and audience to enjoy!
(Menuet a L'Antique, Op. 14, No. 1) Newly edited and fingered, this latest addition to The FJH Piano Solo Series is based on the original authoritative edition by Paderewski. The Minuet in G has long been a significant and established part of the piano repertoire and is an essential addition to your piano library.