Multi pianos/hands - Elementary
Composed by Robert D. Vandall. Sheet music. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP508).
Item Number: KJ.GP508
A unique concept of flexibility in multi-piano literature -- one person on a part for first year students, OR a combination of parts as an exercise in score reading for more advanced students, OR a mixture of part assignments for classes of diverse ability levels. Each part maintains its own melodic contour, phrasing, and rhythmic independence. Canonic and imitative compositional techniques highlight thematic participation among parts. Many five-finger patterns make the material accessible to first year students. Imaginative, intricate writing creates full sounding ensembles. Diverse rhythms, a wide variety of keys, and striking harmonies combine to animate ensemble repertoire.