Guild Repertoire - Intermediate A (Piano Music Appropriate for the Auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers). Edited by Leo Podolsky, June Davidson, and Ardella Schaub. For solo piano. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Summy-Birchard Edition. Classical. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Collection. Standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 32 pages. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc (AP.0641).
ISBN 0874876419. With standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). Classical. 9x12 inches.
A collection of piano music appropriate for the auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Selected and edited by Leo Podolsky, the familiar works have features in their editing and fingering that help students achieve expressive performance and technological ease. Guild Repertoire is divided into three levels, Elementary, Intermediate, and Preparatory (Advanced). Each level is divided into four categories: Classics (includes Baroque), Sonatina (Sonata), Romantic, Modern. By this level the student is ready for the easiest classics. But the classics in these books are not only the usual easier Bach and Mozart, they also include such composers as Corelli, Purcell, and Krieger. Besides sonatinas by Beethoven, Kuhlau, and Clementi, there are examples by Haslinger, Merkel, and Salutrinskaya. And while most of the Romantics are familiar (Schumann , Tchaikovsky, and others) there are contemporary compositions in new, but not extreme, idioms.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 3-4.
About SMP Level 4 (Intermediate)
Introduction of 4-note chords and sixteenth notes. Hand movement covering 2 to 3 octaves.