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  1. Café for piano

    Composer: Douyon, Marc
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    CAFÉ for solo piano by Marc Douyon is based on the Haitian folk tune “Manmam voyém pézé café.” The main theme quotes this folk melody, which is then developed with various compositional techniques. Original secondary themes and motives by the composer are an integral part of the colorful musical tapestry as well. Café is divided into two main parts, the Prelude and the Dance. This work begins with lyrical melodic fragments over a light chordal accompaniment. A recitative follows with a theme, which is also lyrical in nature. But, soon after, that same theme from the recitative takes on a happier character in a waltz accompanied by a walking bass. There, syncopated rhythm, sequences, chromatic harmony, and refrain-like passages take the dance to new heights until the end. Learn More

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  2. Celestial Visions

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    CELESTIAL VISIONS for solo piano by Howard J. Buss. This colorful composition consists of 3 contrasting sections. The first is characterized by vibrant tone clusters and powerful exclamations juxtaposed with gentle harmonics and delicate arpeggiated figurations. The beautiful, lyrical central section gives way to a lilting 12-tone toccata. Learn More

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  3. Emperor's Bird's-Nest, The

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Ensemble Instruments: Bassoon, Piano, Voice
    Genre: Contemporary
    Alto, Piano and Bassoon; Learn More

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  4. Five Preludes

    Composer: Vogel, Roger C.
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    Although a prelude often is a work that precedes a larger composition, a prelude may also be an independent work. These five preludes each have a different character: dramatic, expressive, dance-like, lyrical, and energetic. The total duration of Five Preludes is about 13 minutes without pauses. The durations of the individual preludes is as follows: Allegro con brio, 2’40”, Lento espressivo, 2’42”, Allegro ritmico, 2’25”, Adagio espressivo, 2’40”, Allegro appasionato, 2’30”. Five Preludes was written in 2011 for Evgeny Rivkin. Learn More

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  5. Five Sketches

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

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  6. Five Sonatinas

    Composer: Valenti, Michael
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    “The Family Suite” Gradually gets more difficult and is great for an aspiring pianist in middle to high school. Each sonatina will present its own challenges. Learn More

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  7. Impromptu for Piano

    Composer: Douyon, Marc
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    IMPROMPTU FOR PIANO by Marc Douyon is an intriguing and vibrant composition. Its rapid notes, relaxed rhythm, and quick tempo changes, contribute to the improvisatory character that permeates the work. The interplay of the different melodic ideas and motives, key changes, rhythmic figures, and the extensive range of the composition create a sense of purpose and direction. Learn More

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  8. Iridescence

    Composer: Snyder, Randall
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Clarinet, Flute, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    "Iridescence" for flute, clarinet, and piano by Randall Snyder musically depicts the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Learn More

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  9. Koreana

    Composer: Snyder, Randall
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Clarinet, Flute, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    Koreana (2015) for flute, clarinet and piano by Randall Snyder is a suite of traditional Korean folk songs harmonized in various Western styles. The gentle T’aryong was originally a movement from the monumental Yongsan Hoesang, an orchestral suite first notated in the 15th century. It was later adapted as the graceful Dance of the Crane. Han o baeng nyon is a folk song from the eastern province of Kangwondo (now divided between North and South Korea). Its existential lyrics speak of the transience of existence; even five hundred years is not enough time to fully experience life. The bluesy melody is harmonized in the style of Ravel. Arirang is the most well known of Korean melodies and exist in several distinct versions. This one, from Kyonggi Province around Seoul, features a pentatonic melody in a setting influenced by Aaron Copland. Sarag Ga is love song from a P’ansori, the uniquely Korean opera-like form performed by just a vocalist and single drummer. Its essentially monophonic texture is embellished with Neo-Classic dissonances and rhythms suggestive of Stravinsky. Learn More

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  10. La Sonata modello "The Template Sonata"

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    La Sonata modello “The Template Sonata” for solo piano by Howard J. Buss is dedicated to pianist James Helton. The music traverses a wide rage of moods and sonic atmospheres. The composer designed a template of meter changes derived from the numerical series in mathematics codified by the medieval Italian mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci. In this adaptation of the Fibonacci sequence each number represents a quarter note and is expressed in the succession of meters 4/4, 3/4, 5/4, 4/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/4, 5/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, and 5/4. This series of measures is repeated throughout the work. While each 13-bar segment implies that the music fits into a particular metrical scheme, the composer exerts independence in a variety of ways, such as with phrasing that sometimes ignores the underlying structure. Buss states: “This metrical template was at times useful, but often seemed arbitrary and counter to the thrust and development of the musical material. My challenge was to find a way to work with the template while using its rigidity to spark creative solutions. Although the music evolves within the template, my ultimate goal was that the listener be unaware of the structural underpinnings and simply enjoy the beauty of the music.” Learn More
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  11. Las Meninas: Variations

    Composer: Alpher, David
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    Inspired by the visual variations that Pablo Picasso painted in 1957 on Velasquez’ 1656 masterpiece commonly known as “Las Meninas.” Several different musical styles are employed during this Theme and 21 Variations in a manner analogous to the stylistic changes Picasso effected from one painting to the next. Learn More

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  12. Masquerade

    Composer: Vogel, Roger C.
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Clarinet, Oboe, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    The atmosphere of a festive gathering with elegant and elaborate costumes is the inspiration for the six movements of this work. Featured are the dignity and regalness of an "Emperor" and a "Queen," the humor of a "Harlequin," the dignified progression of a "Promenade," the capriciousness in "Caprices" of unexpected words and actions by the guests, and the heroic excitement of a knight-errant in "Paladin." Score and parts are included. Learn More

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  13. Micah's Song

    Composer: Murrow, Jeanie
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    For solo Piano

    Micah Ahern lived 7 courageous, hard-fought years with Neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer that attacks children.  I had the privilege of knowing sweet little Micah where he was a student at Ditto Elementary School in Arlington Texas, where I am the school librarian.  

    He lost his battle July 28, 2016; he spent every day living his life to the fullest and was especially fond of baseball.  Micah become an honorary member of the Texas Christian University (TCU) baseball team the last 3 years of his life, and even attended one of their playoff games in the College World Series shortly before he died.  Micah's zest for life had a tremendous positive effect on everyone that he knew.  He is loved and missed by many. 

    100% of the proceeds of this work will be donated to the Superhero Micah Foundation and additional donations can be made here:

    https://superheromicah.wordpress.com

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  14. Nine Bagatelles

    Composer: Vogel, Roger C.
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    A bagatelle is a short piece of music, usually for piano. The name means "a short unpretentious instrumental composition" as a reference to the light style of a piece. Each of the nine bagatelles has a different mood, from lyrical and expressive to rhythmic and energetic. These delightful miniatures each are a bit over 2’ in duration and may be played individually or in smaller groups. Learn More

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  15. Nocturne for Piano

    Composer: Douyon, Marc
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    NOCTURNE FOR PIANO by Marc Douyon is based on the Haitian folk song, “Ouangolo.” The main theme quotes this folk melody, which is then developed with various compositional techniques. Original secondary themes and motives by the composer are an integral part of the colorful musical tapestry as well. The work begins with an accompaniment that has the feel of someone gently rocking a chair and enjoying the relaxation it brings to the body. Among various themes heard in succession, the first is developed through variations and tempo changes. Shortly thereafter follow, new melodic fragments and accompaniment styles, a change of key, a recitative, all which bring a new sense of motion. Near the end, the last theme of the first section returns. The work closes with a coda which suggests that the person in the rocking chair has fallen asleep. Learn More

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  16. Prelude and Toccata for Piano

    Composer: Douyon, Marc
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    PRELUDE AND TOCCATA FOR PIANO by Marc Douyon is based on the Haitian folk tune “Linglinsou.” The main theme quotes this folk melody, which is then developed with various compositional techniques. Original secondary themes and motives by the composer are an integral part of the colorful musical tapestry as well. The composition opens with a lyrical melody that suggests an atmosphere of complaint, anguish, and despair. But soon, the lyrical main theme, which makes use of hemiola figures, takes the shape of a gracious tribal dance in compound meter. Shortly thereafter, however, the character of the piece changes into an agitated toccata characterized by driving staccato notes, accents, and a close hand position at the piano. The final moments of the piece are heroic-like in nature, but also convey a sense of calm after the storm. Learn More

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  17. Rain in Summer

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Bassoon, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Soprano
    Genre: Contemporary

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  18. Recuerdos de Espana

    Composer: Douyon, Marc
    Instrumentation: Piano Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    RECUERDOS DE ESPAÑA “Memories of Spain” for solo piano by Marc Douyon was inspired by the very diverse music of Spain. This colorful and engaging work uses a triplet rhythm that prevails throughout much of the composition. The music starts with an ambiguity of keys between major and minor, and subsequently travels to different keys. The first two sections are military-like, and feature the melody mostly in the left hand. The middle section is relatively calm with melodic fragments played over an ostinato-like figure in a sequential fashion. The fourth section features idiomatic Spanish rhythms reminiscent of the Andalusian region of Spain. Here, melodic fragments are played over a relentless bass accompaniment. Learn More

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  19. Scherzi

    Composer: Molineux, Allen
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    "Scherzi for Piano" by Allen Molineux - These miniatures are 6 different ways of looking at the scherzo genre. The first deals with allowing the performer to freely play the material. The second, at times, hints at a jazz-like swing style. The third is a special kind of quodlibet in that it uses snippets of well-known scherzi for piano and also for orchestra with numerous appearances of the Chopin “Scherzo No. 2” holding it all together, while some actually interact with each other. For example, Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann do get in a bit of a tangle and Bruckner seems to be at odds with the early Romantics of Beethoven and Schubert. The fourth is a conversational contrast between herky-jerky and groove motion. The fifth, which is the briefest, is a contest between a short staccato figure and an ever-expanding legato one. The final scherzo is a distorted ragtime piece where the left hand avoids the typical march-like accompaniment pattern. (9’50”) Grade V. Learn More

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