Concerto Americana (National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection 2 Pianos, 4 Hands/Mid-Intermediate Level). Composed by John Thompson. For Piano/Keyboard, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Willis. Junior Class 1-B piece for the Piano Concerto event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate); NFMC Level: Junior Class 1B. 28 pages. Willis Music #8922. Published by Willis Music (HL.415223).
The object of this work is to acquaint the young piano student with the form of a concerto, even though the material used is definitely not in concerto character. Familiar tunes have been chosen so that the working out of various thematic material can be followed easily. Melodies used include Dixie, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Home on the Range, and the Yale Boola Song.
About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.