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Applause!, Book 2
Impressive Piano Solos for the Budding Virtuoso Sheet Music Book

Solo piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Book 2. Impressive Piano Solos for the Budding Virtuoso. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Baroque, Classical Period and 20th Century. Collection. With introductory text, standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 79 pages. Alfred Music #00-2538. Published by Alfred Music (AP.2538).

Item Number: AP.2538

ISBN 9780739021668. 9x12 inches. English.

Many of the greatest crowd pleasers are gathered into two volumes, compiled for the budding piano virtuoso. Includes works by Beethoven, Debussy and more! Compact Disc recordings by Valery Lloyd-Watts are also available separately.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

  • Air and Variations  From Suite No. 5 "The Harmonious Blacksmith", Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Alla Tarantella  Op. 39, No. 2, Composed by Edward MacDowell
  • Etude  Op. 46, No. 24, Composed by Stephen Heller, C Major
  • Hopak  Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
  • Hungarian  Op. 39, No. 12, Composed by Edward MacDowell
  • O Polichinelo   From 'Prole Do Bebe,' No. 1, Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Praeludium  Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn, E Minor
  • Romance  Op. 24, No. 9, Composed by Jean Sibelius
  • Scherzino  Op. 18, No. 2, Composed by Moritz Moszkowsky
  • Scherzo  Op. 16, No. 2, Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Sonata  From '30 Essercizi', Composed by Domenico Scarlatti, G Major
  • Tarantella  Composed by Albert Pieczonka
  • Toccata  From 'Sonata In A', Composed by Pietro Domenico Paradisi
  • Warrior's Song  Op. 45, No. 15, Composed by Stephen Heller
  • Wedding Day At Troldhaugen  Op. 65, No. 6, Composed by Edvard Grieg

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  • 5

    Santa Rosa, CA
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  • April 30, 2006 My favorite piano book

    Just like the other reviews, this book has been the one I play out of the most for the last 10 years. I never get tired of the pieces and I can always find one out of this book to match the mood I'm in. Plus, these pieces just...

    sound good. There is a lot of flash, speed, and volume in them. They are always crowd-pleasers.

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  • 5

    Maya Chapman
    Portland, Maine
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  • January 07, 2006 Finally found it!

    I have been looking and looking for this book ever since I first picked it up as a young teenager. It was my most beloved music book, and I lost it for years and never bothered to find it again while my musicianship when on the backburner. Now that it...

    's on the front burner again, I couldn't wait to find the book that held so many memories and beautiful pieces of music. Jean Sibelius's "romance", Edvard Grieg's, "wedding day at Troldhaugen" and Pieczonka's "Tarentella" are by far my favorite pieces I have ever played. I guarantee any pianist will love this book.

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  • 5

    Ithaca, NY
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  • January 15, 2005 One of my favorite compilations ever

    Although I now work on Liszt's pieces, this compilation of fast, fun, and impressive little pieces is still the book I play most often, and my copy is now mangled with use. Some, like Sibelius's "Romance", are powerful and grand, while others, like Villa-Lobos's "O Polichinelo...

    ", are quirky and frenetic, but all of them are challenging and rewarding, and since they average about 5 pages in length, they can all be learned rather quickly (although MacDowell's "Hungarian" is by far the hardest piece). A must for all piano lovers!

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