A short piece for the advanced-intermediate pianist, Dreamscape explores some of the contrasts that can be achieved on the piano, from the gentle, reflective opening in the upper register to the almost triumphant shift to the relative major in the middle section. The sweet melody invites reflection and contemplation. The performer should pedal freely throughout, paying close attention to the color of each note of the melody.
Duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds
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This energetic arrangement was the first that Matt Arnett and Zachary Griffin performed as Rising Action Piano. Full of quick, short references to other Christmas favorites, it’s a difficult number but the fun is well worth it. Duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds (Matt Arnett and Zachary Griffin) Back to piano music
This piece uses most of the text from Emily Dickenson’s powerful poem about love, I Cannot Live With You. While the speaker clearly has affection for the individual she is talking about, she ultimately concludes that their love would be impossible. The poem is used by permission of Harvard University Press. Duration: 3 minutes 30 seconds (Singer: Maddy Hunter) Back…
As a classically-trained horn player, I spent a lot of time studying Mozart’s four Horn Concertos (my favorite is the second). They are standards for the instrument and provide lots of opportunity for developing essential horn techniques. This piece is my attempt to impersonate the style and form of a Mozart horn exposition. I expect you could substitute this piece…