Songs without Words (Complete) composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Maurice Hinson. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Classical Period. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 192 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4860C).
ISBN 0739020897. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Classical Period. 9x12 inches.
These 48 pieces were composed over a period of two decades, beginning in 1832, and published in eight groups of six each. Many of these songs were dedicated to the women in Mendelssohn's life and reflect the sunniest qualities of his melodiousness, spontaneity and invention. Maurice Hinson has skillfully researched and edited these works back to their original form and provides a very informative introduction, which includes many detailed suggestions for a stylistic interpretation and performance, as well as biographical information on the composer's life.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-9.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.