Piano - Early Advanced
Composed by Dennis Alexander. Graded Standard Repertoire; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Signature Series. Score. 8 pages. Alfred Music #00-47770. Published by Alfred Music (AP.47770).
ISBN 9781470641450. UPC: 038081547220. English.
This impressive early advanced piano solo begins with a two-page introductory section that is reminiscent of the late Romantic piano writing of Rachmaninoff. Large chords and low octave pedal points create a rich sonority, and expressive countermelodies are played by the left-hand thumb. Following the introduction, a lush Romance unfolds, characterized by rolling arpeggios in the left hand and a long, singing Romantic-style melody in the right hand. Unexpected harmonies and decorative ornamental gestures make this a lovely preparatory piece to learning a Chopin nocturne or ballade, or a Rachmaninoff prelude.