Jungle River composed by Lynn Freeman Olson. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Elementary level piece for the Lynn Freeman Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate); NFMC Level: Elementary Class 1. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.2617).
Written in E minor, this song paints a musical landscape of native drums and flutes, and a gently flowing river. The pianist is given interesting rhythms, both in the left hand "drum" pattern, as well as in the right hand's wandering pentatonic melody. The overlapping pedal technique is what gives the song a "fluid" feel, and there is also a good variety of dynamics and hand movement to add interest to the musical story.
About SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate)
Independent movement of the left hand. Multiple chords in a measure, and the introduction of triplets.