Journey West (The Oregon Trail) by Reneé Schwab. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Early Advanced. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.18140).
There is a western, folk flavor to this legato, rolling, panoramic solo, in B major. The left hand keeps a fairly constant broken chord accompaniment, and the right hand sings the melody, with occasional reaches of an octave. There are many changes in tempo, meter and dynamics, and there is a generous use of the extremes of the keyboard. This solo won a Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Award.
Location: from Zionsville, IN
August 9, 2011
This is an interesting song. I like the chords in it, sounds like it could be from a movie soundtrack. This piece could become boring for an advanced student, but it helped me learn a lot about pedaling, phrasing, and stylistic expression. The notation is fairly easy to read.
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