World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Five Pieces in the Form of a Suite

By Gordon Jacob

Harmonica & piano
Composed by Gordon Jacob (1895-1986). Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (EC.2.2632).

Item Number: EC.2.2632

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Tom Baehr
    Putney, Vermont
    Difficulty Level:
  • January 23, 2009 A Chromatic Harmonica Gem

    Finding original music for chromatic harmonica isn't easy. Gordon Jacob's "Five Pieces in the Form of a Suite" is a real gem. Two of the movements, "Cradle Song" and Threnody," are accessible to an intermediate player; the other three movements require more skill. There are some passages that...

    are idiomatic to harmonica, such as an occasional chord; but mostly it's just good, tuneful writing. The piano accompaniment for the two slow movements appears to be accessible by an intermediate player. This is a quality publication, with clearly printed music. Another piece from that same era, the 1950s, that works for chromatic harmonica, is Ernest Bloch's "Suite Modale for Flute and Piano." Again, two movements work well for the intermediate player, with two more challenging ones. The piano accompaniment is more demanding, however.

    Read More
    22 of 44 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.