Syncopated Sam by Martha Mier. For Piano. This edition: 2 copies included. Duet or Duo; Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Piece for the Piano Duo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Intermediate. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.21353).
The light-hearted melody is perfectly combined with a rhythmic ostinato accompaniment in this piece that will leave you tapping your feet and smiling. Written in C major, the many accidentals used throughout give it a slight jazzy feel. The two piano parts are equal in difficulty and share the melodic and harmonic material. The 16-measure A section in which both pianos have the melody is followed by a short 8-measure B section featuring the melody in Piano I only. The A section returns with a 4-measure Coda bringing the piece to its conclusion with flair.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2011-2013.