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A Night at the Ballet

Stories of Great Ballets with Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Piano Arrangements

By Margaret Goldston; Bernadine Johnson

Piano - Early Intermediate; Late Elementary
Stories of Great Ballets with Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Piano Arrangements. Arranged by Margaret Goldston; Bernadine Johnson. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Masterwork Arrangement. Book. 56 pages. Alfred Music #00-17578. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17578).

Item Number: AP.17578

ISBN 0739012185. English.

A Night at the Ballet will take piano students on a fascinating journey into the exciting world of ballet. It presents the stories and music from some of the most beloved ballets in history. Along with appealing late elementary and early-intermediate arrangements, you will find instructions for organizing a ballet-themed recital, interesting highlights of ballet history, an explanation of ballet terms, brief composer biographies and more. In addition, fun activity pages are included for each of the seven ballets explored.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0 Great Summer Project

    I am a piano teacher and used this book with 5 late-elementary to early-intermediate girls. My students love this book. Each piece is accompanied by a story of the ballet, a biography of the composer, historical background of the actual piece, and a puzzle. The book also contains...

    a timeline of ballet history, and on separate pages from the piano arrangements, each melody is set to words talking about the history of ballet, so your singers can sing along. Some of my piano students also play violin, so we edited the melodies by adding bowing. If you play the melodies on violin, they're at approximately level 2 Suzuki. For a fun summer project, the girls each had to polish a piece. I contacted a local dance studio, and arranged a dance class field trip. I recorded 4 pieces for the instructor and she set dance steps to the music. I then brought my keyboard and each student had an opportunity to accompany the class.

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