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Contemporary Collage - Music of the 21st Century, Volume 1, Book 1

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Piano - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Performance. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Contemporary. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1020).

Item Number: FJ.J1020
ISBN 1-56939-668-X. Contemporary.

This collection contains exciting contemporary pieces (solos and duets) by seven leading FJH composers that will open up a world of new sounds through bitonality, chromaticism, jazz harmonies, mixed meters, ostinato patterns, whole tone scales, aleatoric writing, and unique pedal effects - all that are fun to play! This collection will give students the opportunity to use their imagination to create their own interpretations.

About FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions

The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions is a series that focuses on the best contemporary music for keyboard of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These collected works by some of today's leading art-music composers will expand a student's concept of rhythm, harmony, sound, and texture. While the composers invited to write for this series use a colorful palette of contemporary techniques and textures, they were selected for their strong musical voices, which ensure that the ultimate goal of musical communication is never lost.

Too often, both students and teachers get discouraged with contemporary compositions because of their avant-garde sound. This series addresses that concern by providing excellent music which is both contemporary and intuitively musical. Contemporary performance practices such as depressing keys silently, cluster sounds, pedal effects, knocking on the keyboard, contemporary harmonies, jazz idioms, bitonality, modes, mixed and changing meters, and 12-tone techniques challenge the student to listen for new rhythmic gestures and tonal colors and expand their interpretive capacity.

While expanding students' horizons, this series helps to confirm and reinforce the musical and technical concepts they are learning in their other repertoire. The natural musicality present in each of these pieces demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire.

This series is carefully leveled into the following categories: elementary, intermediate, early advanced, and advanced. Each of the works has been selected for its artistic as well as its pedagogical merit.

  • A Sad Story  Performed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • Being Lonely  Performed by Dimitar Ninov
  • Seesaw  Performed by Martin Kutnowski
  • It's About Time!  Performed by Kevin Olson
  • Circle Play (unequal part duet)  Performed by Timothy Brown
  • Angry March  Performed by Emma Lou Diemer
  • Red Shoes  Performed by Wynn-Anne Rossi
  • Night Ride (unequal part duet)  Performed by Timothy Brown
  • Dream Waltz  Performed by Kevin Olson
  • Snowfall  Performed by Timothy Brown
  • School is Over!  Performed by Dimitar Ninov
  • Tip-Toe Mouse  Performed by Martin Kutnowski
  • Mystic Drumming  Performed by Kevin Olson
  • New Bicycle (equal part duet)  Performed by Wynn-Anne Rossi
  • Armenian Saga  Performed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • On the Contrary (equal part duet)  Performed by Emma Lou Diemer
  • Fooling Around  Performed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • Whimsical Kite  Performed by Martin Kutnowski
  • About the Composers