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Desert Suite

Early-Intermediate/Intermediate Composer Showcase

By Carol Klose

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Piano/Keyboard - Early Intermediate
Early-Intermediate/Intermediate Composer Showcase. Composed by Carol Klose. Educational Piano Library. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296667).

Item Number: HL.296667

ISBN 1423411420. 9x12 inches.

Impressionistic sonorities blend with hints of Native American flute melodies in this beautiful collection of six solos for the early-intermediate/intermediate-level pianist. Like the images they portray, the pieces are filled with contrast: soaring lyrical melodies interspersed with low earthy motives in open fifths; traditional rhythmic patterns juxtaposed with mixed meters; playful dance-like themes offset by the dark atonal timbres of haunting spirits. Each solo stands alone, but the entire book can also be played in recital as a suite, with tempos that alternate in a pleasing way to create a tightly woven, finely detailed desert landscape. detailed desert landscape. Level: Early-Intermediate/Intermediate (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Levels 4-5); Range: full grand staff and leger lines; Meters: 2/2, 3/4, 4/4, 7/8; Technical Features: broken chord accompaniments, some double-note intervals in both hands, cross-hand patterns, interlocked hand position, legato pedal, pedal points, multiple textures. Length: 2-5 pages; Average performance time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Performance time for entire suite: 10 minutes, 3 seconds.

6 solos: Canyon Spirits • Dawn to Dusk • Desert in Bloom • Gecko Games • Kokopelli (Invention in Phrygian Mode) • Mother Earth, Sister Moon.

  • Dawn to Dusk 
  • Gecko Games 
  • Desert In Bloom 
  • Kokopelli (Invention In Phrygian Mode) 
  • Canyon Spirits 
  • Mother Earth, Sister Moon 
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