Northwoods Toccata (Intermediate (Level 5) Showcase Solo). Composed by Carol Klose. For Piano/Keyboard. Educational Piano Library. Difficult Class 2 piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced); NFMC Level: Difficult Class 2. Softcover. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296475).
A spirited recital closer! This energetic showpiece exploits both the full range of the keyboard and the player's palette of pianistic color and articulation. The sprightly sixteenth-note passages in C major are contrasted with a warm, lyrical section in E-flat major. A vivid study in staccato/legato contrast, two-note phrases, use of the damper pedal as a coloristic device, and cross-hand notes, this piece not only sounds impressive, but is great fun to play. (HLSPL Level 5) piano solo. ABA form; 4/4 meter; Allegro tempo; C major/E-flat major; 101 measures. Timing: 3:20.
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About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.