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Contemporary Collage - Music of the 21st Century, Volume 1, Book 3

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Piano - Intermediate/Early Advanced
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Sheet Music. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1026).

Item Number: FJ.J1026

ISBN 1-56939-774-0.

Contemporary Collage, Volume 1, Book 3 consists of 17 intermediate through early advanced original contemporary pieces from FJH composers: Edwin McLean, Timothy Brown, Emma Lou Diemer, Andrey Komanetsky, Kevin Olson, Dianne Rahbee, Martin Kutnowski, and Dimitar Ninov. Pianists will get exposure to many contemporary sounds and techniques through these new and fresh compositions.

About FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions

The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions is a series that focuses on the best contemporary music for keyboard of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These collected works by some of today's leading art-music composers will expand a student's concept of rhythm, harmony, sound, and texture. While the composers invited to write for this series use a colorful palette of contemporary techniques and textures, they were selected for their strong musical voices, which ensure that the ultimate goal of musical communication is never lost.

Too often, both students and teachers get discouraged with contemporary compositions because of their avant-garde sound. This series addresses that concern by providing excellent music which is both contemporary and intuitively musical. Contemporary performance practices such as depressing keys silently, cluster sounds, pedal effects, knocking on the keyboard, contemporary harmonies, jazz idioms, bitonality, modes, mixed and changing meters, and 12-tone techniques challenge the student to listen for new rhythmic gestures and tonal colors and expand their interpretive capacity.

While expanding students' horizons, this series helps to confirm and reinforce the musical and technical concepts they are learning in their other repertoire. The natural musicality present in each of these pieces demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire.

This series is carefully leveled into the following categories: elementary, intermediate, early advanced, and advanced. Each of the works has been selected for its artistic as well as its pedagogical merit.

  • Colors   Composed by Edwin Mclean
  • Buffalo Bob  Composed by Timothy Brown
  • Minimalisting  Composed by Emma Lou Diemer
  • One Clever Prankster  Composed by Andrey Komanetsky
  • Stars and Galaxies  Composed by Martin Kutnowski
  • Twisted Rag (Equal part duet)  Composed by Kevin Olson
  • Sequenza  Composed by Timothy Brown
  • Marathon Race (Op. 149, No. 2)  Composed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee,Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • Earthquake  Composed by Martin Kunowski
  • Twirling Round and Round (Op. 149, No. 3; equal part duet)  Composed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee,Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
  • Thinking Back  Composed by Emma Lou Diemer
  • Nostalgic Bossa  Composed by Dimitar Ninov
  • Clockwork (equal part duet)  Composed by Timothy Brown
  • Dreaming  Composed by Dimitar Ninov
  • Jazz Solace  Composed by Dimitar Ninov
  • Toccata  Composed by Andrey Komanetsky
  • Relentless  Composed by Kevin Olson
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