Desert Suite (Early-Intermediate/Intermediate Composer Showcase). Composed by Carol Klose. For Piano/Keyboard. Educational Piano Library. Early Intermediate. 24 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296667).
ISBN 1423411420. 9x12 inches.
Impressionistic sonorities blend with hints of Native American flute melodies in this beautiful collection of six solos for the early-intermediate/intermediate-level pianist. Like the images they portray, the pieces are filled with contrast: soaring lyrical melodies interspersed with low earthy motives in open fifths; traditional rhythmic patterns juxtaposed with mixed meters; playful dance-like themes offset by the dark atonal timbres of haunting spirits. Each solo stands alone, but the entire book can also be played in recital as a suite, with tempos that alternate in a pleasing way to create a tightly woven, finely detailed desert landscape. detailed desert landscape. Level: Early-Intermediate/Intermediate (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Levels 4-5); Range: full grand staff and leger lines; Meters: 2/2, 3/4, 4/4, 7/8; Technical Features: broken chord accompaniments, some double-note intervals in both hands, cross-hand patterns, interlocked hand position, legato pedal, pedal points, multiple textures. Length: 2-5 pages; Average performance time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Performance time for entire suite: 10 minutes, 3 seconds.
6 solos: Canyon Spirits • Dawn to Dusk • Desert in Bloom • Gecko Games • Kokopelli (Invention in Phrygian Mode) • Mother Earth, Sister Moon.