Caravan (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, Showcase Solos - Late Elementary). Composed by Carol Klose. For Piano/Keyboard. Educational Piano Library. Primary Class 4 piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary); NFMC Level: Primary Class 4. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296131).
ISBN 0634016237. 9x12 inches.
A stunning solo that evokes an image of a Bedouin caravan moving slowly through swirling desert sands. This highly effective piece falls into that sought-after category of pieces which sound hard, but are easy to learn. The R.H. melody stays within the limits of a gapped-scale, 5-finger pattern (C, Db, E, F, G), moving up or down in register for added color; the L.H. imitates the steady plodding of camels' hooves with an ostinato C - G in half notes. The mysterious mood is set with introductory and closing sections in blocked fifths. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Level 3 (Late Elementary/Early Intermediate); 4/4; moderate tempo; good use of register shifts throughout; use of syncopated pedaling; accents; tenuto symbol; dynamics explore the quieter ranges of sound, from pp through mp.
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About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.