Journey of the Heart by Dennis Alexander. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Early Advanced level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Love. SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate); NFMC Level: Moderately Difficult Class 3. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.20751).
ISBN 0739023403. Love.
Dennis Alexander was commissioned by the Double Sharp Music Club of Warroad, MN to write this piano solo in memory of Katie Jo Olafson. Katie was a 16-year-old sophomore at Warroad High School when she lost her life on October 2, 2000 after suffering injuries in an automobile accident. Katie loved music and couldn't walk by a piano without stopping to play it. She participated in piano competitions, playing both solos and duets, and always earned the highest marks. This early advanced solo is written at the level that Katie's friends are currently playing and is in the style that Katie liked to play. Katie's friends and family have used music to help them with the healing process. It is our hope that this solo celebrating Katie's life will bring them solace as well.
About SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
4 to 5-note chords in both hands and scales in octaves in both hands.
Location: from Spokane, WA.
April 20, 2012
Excellent choice for piano player looking to improve his/her technique and still is fun to play. The piece has a recurring melodic structure, uses the entire range of the piano, and the composition is well presented. It has an appealing quality to it which reminds me of some of the...
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Foprt Collins, CO
July 13, 2011
Journey of the Heart
Lovely song. Wish I could find more like it. The music store in my town has a very limited selection of late intermediate/early advanced/advanced sheet music. Not having any luck on the internet either.
12 of 27 people found this review helpful.
a piano student
Location: from Warroad, MN
October 26, 2005
Everytime I play this song I remember...
Everytime I play this song I remember that day Katie died. She was driving into town to go to extra credit for Alg. Katie ended up going to the hospital instead. I remember the day she died. The sky was clear no clouds at all and it hadn't rained all...
21 of 42 people found this review helpful.