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Masters of American Piano Music

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced); NFMC Level: Musically Advanced Class 1
Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Late Intermediate/Early Advanced level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Masterwork. Book. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-4603. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4603).

Item Number: AP.4603

ISBN 0882849751. English.

This volume surveys American piano music over the last two centuries, providing biographical information on composers as well as performance notes. Pieces are presented in their original form and have been selected for late-intermediate to advanced pianists.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Dixiana  Additional credits Richard Hoffman
  • East Nook of Fife  Additional credits Alexander Reinagle
  • Gladiolus Rag  Composed by Scott Joplin
  • In Autumn [Op. 15, No. 1]  Additional credits Amy Marcy Beach
  • Love Song  Additional credits Samuel Barber
  • Lullaby [Op. 10]  Additional credits William Mason
  • Medley (Campfire on the Ice)  Additional credits Ross Lee Finney
  • Ojos Criollos [Op. 37]  Additional credits Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Philadelphia Waltz [Op. 2, No. 2]  Additional credits Anthony Philip Heinrich
  • Reel (Homage to Henry Cowell)  Additional credits Lou Harrison
  • Souvenir  Additional credits Richard Faith
  • To an Old White Pine [Op. 62, No. 7]  Additional credits Edward MacDowell
  • Village Dance [Op. 26, No. 5]  Additional credits John Knowles Paine
  • Yankee Doodle Arranged As a Rondo  Additional credits Benjamin Carr
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • 2011-05-28 00:00:00.0 One of the moderate-sized Masters-of collection

    This series of "Masters of ..." books includes a little history and some short biographies on the preliminary pages. One thing I particularly like, as a piano teacher, is the suggested teaching order--that saves me the time of rating the difficulty of each piece myself. This collection is more "classical...

    " than the Anthology of American Piano Music and is a smaller, 15 piece/15 composer book, making it more affordable for the student but with good variety and exposure to a few American composers from the 1700s to the present. College students may have a need for collections of the same composer, but this type of collection is great for an introduction to many different composers, for sight-reading, for reference in the studio, and for keeping the retired performer from getting rusty.

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  • 5

    René Cabannes
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  • 2008-05-01 00:00:00.0 Exciting piece of American music!

    Relaxing music!

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