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Les Petites Images

Late Elementary Level Composer Showcase

By Jennifer Linn

Piano/Keyboard - Late Elementary
Late Elementary Level Composer Showcase. Composed by Jennifer Linn. Educational Piano Library. 24 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296664).

Item Number: HL.296664

ISBN 1423411390. 9x12 inches.

Les Petites Images is a perfect introduction to Jennifer Linn's popular intermediate-level book in French style, Les Petites Impressions. Like that book, the seven solos in this easier collection in impressionist style evoke detailed images of the titles. Although these solos are at a late-elementary level, there are quite a few “easy-sounds-hard” gems in this book that will make those younger students sound very accomplished. Early-intermediate students may also find these pieces very enjoyable to learn or read through.

To familiarize students with notation found in Debussy and Ravel, titles have been written in French with English subtitles: expressive instructions are in French as well, and a glossary is provided in the introductory pages. Level: Late-Elementary piano solos (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Level 3); Keys: F, C; Meters: 4/4, 2/2, 6/8; Range: full staff and leger lines; Note Values: whole notes to eighth notes; Technical features: remains mainly in 5-finger patterns or slightly extended hand poisions; some double thirds; some interlocked h. pos. (R above L in same register), legato pedal, pedal points. Length: 2-4 pages long. Average performance time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.

7 solos: Asteroides (Asteroids) • Hummingbird (L'oiseau-mouche) • Le fin d'hiver (Winter's End) • Le frelon furieux (The Mad Hornet) • Le grand “diese” blanc (The Great White “Sharp”) • Tonnerre sur les plaines (Thunder on the Plains) • Voiliers dans le vent (Sailboats in the Wind).

  • Hummingbird (L'oiseau-mouche) 
  • Tonnerre sur les plaines (Thunder On The Plains) 
  • Le fin d'hiver (Winter's End) 
  • Asteroides (Asteroids) 
  • Le grand 'diese' blanc (The Great White 'Sharp') 
  • Le frelon furieux (The Mad Hornet) 
  • Voiliers dans le vent (Sailboats In The Wind) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-12-27 00:00:00.0 Very impressive

    This is brilliantly composed. The pieces are relatively easy to play (early intermediate level) but they really sound like French impressionist music, very Debussy-like. I think a student will have to be at an intermediate level rather than late elementary to do these pieces justice.

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  • 5

    Robin Brening
    Gering, NE
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-03-01 00:00:00.0 Fantastic Literature for Pre-Debussy

    I have had tremendous success teaching these Impressionistic-sounding pieces. They are great for transfer students in the middle-grade years! I love the stories that Jennifer writes about each piece and how she came up with the idea for each piece when she wrote them. Well worth the money...


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