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Animals: Thirty Easy Piano Pieces For Children

Piano Pictures, Volume 2

Piano Pictures, Volume 2. Edited by Monika Twelsiek. Piano. Softcover. 48 pages. Schott Music #ED20322. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017635).

Item Number: HL.49017635

ISBN 3795758742. 9x12 inches.

Many composers have enjoyed using music to portray animals and their appearance, movements and sounds. In some of these pieces, you might even guess which animal is being portrayed, even if you don't know the title. This book, with its 30 compositions, gathers a large variety: tiny ones like the fly and the grasshopper, huge ones like the bear and the elephant, dangerous ones like the panther and the shark, tame ones like the kitten or the dog, animals living underground like the mole, on trees like the monkey, or in the air like the birds, the wasp or the butterfly. Includes works by Couperin, Schumann, Burgmüller, Prokofiev, Kabalevsky, Mancini, Bartók, and more.

  • Wasp Sting Blues  Performed by M. Schoenmehl
  • The Benevolent Cuckoosen Kuckucke  Performed by F. Couperin
  • The Cuckoo Waltz  Performed by A.E. Muller
  • Hide and Seek  Performed by R. Schumann
  • The Wagtail  Performed by F. Burgmuller
  • Song Of The Lark  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • A Magic Concert in an Enchanted Forest  Performed by W. Kasandijiev
  • The Cricket Tunes its Violin  Performed by M. Kelemen
  • The Butterfly  Performed by S. Majkapar
  • Marsh of the Grasshoppers  Performed by S. Prokofjew
  • The Little Fly  Performed by J. Takacs
  • The Kitten and the Fly  Performed by S. Stojantschew
  • Pussy Is Ill  Performed by A. Gretchaninoff
  • Bow the Dog  Performed by W. Kasandijiev
  • Chicken Talk  Performed by M. Schoenmehl
  • A Little Hedgehog  Performed by D. Kabalewski
  • The Mysterious Predatory Fish  Performed by M. Schoenmehl
  • Jakob, the Funny Mole 
  • Monkey's Dance  Performed by A. Gretchaninoff
  • The Monkey  Performed by C. Scott
  • The Little Horse  Performed by C. Gurlitt
  • A Dappled Horse  Performed by R. Schumann
  • My Little Horse  Performed by A. Gretchaninoff
  • Wilde Ponys  Performed by D. Carr Glover
  • Tiger Cubs Teasing each other  Performed by D. Dushkin
  • The Leopard on the See Saw  Performed by A. Chatschaturjan
  • The Pink Panther  Performed by H. Mancini
  • Bear's Dance  Performed by R. Schumann
  • Elephant's Dance   Performed by A. Gretchaninoff
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • September 09, 2012 Animals: Thirty Easy Pieces For Children

    Beautifully illustrated, with a wide variety of interesing pieces. Difficulty level varies considerably, but the pieces are very original, and would be a good choice to play to a group of children and have them guess which animal is being portrayed!

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  • 5

    Sammamish, WA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 26, 2012 variety

    Interesting variety. Some contemporary. I purchased this to continue the animal theme for older kids,when younger ones were playing songs out of "Bean Bag Zoo"

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