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Big Sky

By Catherine Rollin

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Piano - Intermediate
Composed by Catherine Rollin. Piano Solo; Sheet; Solo. Signature Series. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39437).

Item Number: AP.39437

ISBN 0739091239.

This majestic, expansive piece in 4/4 meter is a gold mine for teaching arm weight while moving around the keyboard. Written in A-B-A form, the lyrical right-hand melody is accompanied by blocked fifths and root position chords in the left hand that move up by octaves. The accompaniment in the B section changes to broken chords, creating a tender contrast. In the return of A, the left hand chords are doubled in the right hand adding to the sound and sweep of the solo. While it begins in D major, the final two measures of the piece end in E major.

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