Castilian Dreamer (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Early Intermediate Showcase Solo). By Carol Klose. For Piano/Keyboard. Educational Piano Library. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, Showcase Solos. Early Intermediate. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296139).
ISBN 0634016318. 9x12 inches.
A sophisticated, Spanish–style solo with great appeal for the advancing student, this moody piece opens with a darkly romantic L.H. melody punctuated by off–beat, R.H. chordal accompaniment. In ABA form, the middle section's tempo becomes faster and emphasizes the rhythmic underpinnings of the entire work, calling to mind a guitar and castanets heard in a Spanish taverna. The ending features a freely flowing melisma over a pedal point, so typical of Spanish–style music. This piece is an excellent choice for teaching expressive performance. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Level 3 (Early Intermediate); 4/4; Good rhythmic timing and sense of color needed; Key of a minor.