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Happy Time

Piano Book 2, Elementary

By Alexandre Tansman

Piano Book 2, Elementary. Composed by Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). Piano. Classical. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.123105).

Item Number: HL.123105

ISBN 0793512999. 9x12 inches.

Out of print for quite some time, books 2 and 3 of Tansman's Happy Time trilogy are again available. Wonderful companion pieces to the pedagogical works of Kabalevsky.

Book 2 includes elementary arrangements of: Caravan • Choral • Chorale and Variation • Dancing Air • Four Voices • Lament • Little Prelude • Perpetual Motion • Pursuit • Slow Waltz • Study • Swedish Dance • Versailles.

  • Little Prelude (Tansman A) 
  • Dancing Air 
  • Slow Waltz 
  • Caravan (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Versailles (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Lament (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Perpetual Motion (Tansman A) 
  • Four Voices (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Pursuit (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Chorale And Variation (Tansman A) 
  • Study (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Choral (From Happy Time) Tansman A 
  • Swedish Dance (From Happy Time)tansman A 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2014-04-06 14:05:11.0 late elementary at least

    in general, i like the sound of Tansman's work, but i found these pieces more difficult to play than other works labeled "elementary". They are certainly late elementary and some are possibly beyond that. the rhythm and fingerings are the reason they might seem difficult to me. The songs...

    are in C, G, and F major, but have a fair amount of incidentals. The printing of the book i received is a little dark, so fingering numbers are not legible in some places. One nice thing about the publishing is that treble and bass clefs notes are well-aligned to make the rhythms easier to grasp.

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