Solo piano - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
Piano Music Appropriate for the Auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Edited by Leo Podolsky, June Davidson, and Ardella Schaub. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Summy-Birchard Edition. Classical. Collection. With standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc (AP.0643).
Item Number: AP.0643
ISBN 0874876435. 9x12 inches.
A collection of piano music appropriate for the auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Selected and edited by Leo Podolsky, the familiar works have features in their editing and fingering that help students achieve expressive performance and technological ease. Guild Repertoire is divided into three levels, Elementary, Intermediate, and Preparatory (Advanced). Each level is divided into four categories: Classics (includes Baroque), Sonatina (Sonata), Romantic, Modern. By this level the student is ready for the easiest classics. But the classics in these books are not only the usual easier Bach and Mozart, they also include such composers as Corelli, Purcell, and Krieger. Besides sonatinas by Beethoven, Kuhlau, and Clementi, there are examples by Haslinger, Merkel, and Salutrinskaya. And while most of the Romantics are familiar (Schumann , Tchaikovsky, and others) there are contemporary compositions in new, but not extreme, idioms.
About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.