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Quiet Classics

By Keith Snell

Piano - Preparatory
Composed by Keith Snell. Collection. Neil A. Kjos Master Composer Library. Collection. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #GP408. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP408).

Item Number: KJ.GP408

ISBN 9780084976293.

Don't panic if your high school student needs music for that special church service.

About Neil A. Kjos Master Composer Library

The Neil A. Kjos Master Composer Library, selected and edited by Keith Snell, is comprised of unique editions of the most popular piano teaching repertoire. Clavier Magazine calls it "an outstanding teaching series." All books are attractively priced for students representing an outstanding value. Compact disc recordings by Diane Hidy, Nelita True, and Hans Boepple follow the editing, emulating a beautiful and practical model for students.

  • Prelude in C Major, BWV 846  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Fur Elise  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Andante, Op. 105, No. 4 
  • Sonata, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")Adagio Cantabile 
  • Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2Adagio Sostenuto 
  • Sonata in G, Op. 79Andante 
  • Waltz in Ab, Op. 39, No. 15  Performed by Johannes Brahms
  • Andante, Op. 105, No. 4  Performed by Johann Burgmuller
  • Prelude in E Minor, Op.28, No. 4  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Waltz in A Minor, Op. posth 
  • Prelude in A, Op. 28, No. 7  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Fantasie-Impromptu, Op. 66 (excerpt) 
  • Prelude in B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Mazurka in A Minor, op. 67, no. 4 
  • Nocturne in Eb, Op. 9, No. 2  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Reverie  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Reverie  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Clair De Lune   Performed by Aaron Copland
  • Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (excerpt) 
  • Notturno Op. 54, No. 4  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • Consolation  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • To a Wild Rose  Performed by Edward MacDowell
  • Venetian Boat Song, Op. 30, No. 6  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Spring Song, Op.62, No. 5  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19, No. 6  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • Song Without Words, Op. 19, No. 1 ("Sweet Remembrance")  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Waltz in f# minor  Performed by Vladimir Rebikov
  • Gymnopedie No. 1  Performed by Erik Satie
  • Valse Sentimentale  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • Traumerei, Op. 15, No. 7  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Of Foreign Lands and People, Op. 15, No. 1 
  • Remembrance, Op. 68, No. 28  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Happy Birthday 
  • The Star-Spangled Banner 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • January 06, 2018 Endlessly fascinating selection

    This book endlessly enthralls me as a player. I keep coming back to it and aim to play through it all.

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  • 5

    Houston, TX
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  • October 29, 2015 Beautiful Arrangement

    I pretty much love all the pieces in this book and hold it close to my heart. Let's put it this way...if my house was on fire this would be included in the few things I would grab before I had to leave the house.

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  • 5

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  • December 15, 2012 Great for all audiences/the gigging musician

    First of all, the book is spiral-bound, so that's a plus! Has a great selection of classical/Romantic pieces; some are short and others are long. I esp. liked how the editor arranged the pieces into Groups/ "sets" and there are bout 15 pieces in each set. Every...

    'classic' piece someone would want to hear is in it, like "Fur Elise", Chopin Nocturnes; even a waltz I haven't heard before but is really short. Recommend for those students with a generally good reading level; also could be used with a student throughout the years, so they can grow and learn a new piece with the ones in there already by different composers. All in original form, they aren't watered down too much. Love the back pages, where it has "America the Beautiful" & "Happy Birthday" written out, in case you have to be the one to lead everyone in song! (Can transpose to different keys) Unexpected and thoughtful to add those, as usually, the pianist is asked last minute, "Can you play happy birthday?"

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  • 5

    Deborah Siepmann
    Oxfordshire, England
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  • August 06, 2011 A perfect choice

    Keith Snell’s Quiet Classics is very close to my heart and I would never want to be without it. It’s so useful to find such a wonderful collection of gems, such as the Andante from Beethoven’s Sonata op. 79 (a movement I have always thought of as...

    Beethoven’s Venetian Boat Song) as well as the charming A minor waltz op post. by Chopin (the less well-known one in this key) the haunting Notturno by Grieg and Of Foreign Lands and People by Schumann. So many of my pupils have adored this book, and I recommend it on my website. The spiral binding is a great plus, the printing is clear and the notes are a comfortable-to-read size. Like other collections edited by Keith Snell it has a very attractive cover which makes it a particularly nice present. A winner!

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  • 5

    Hilo, HI
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  • May 29, 2008 Great background music

    This book is great for playing at dinners, weddings, etc. Places where people want lovely classical music that doesn't intrude upon conversation. There are many excellent classics in here. The whole book takes about 2 hours to play through and the transition from piece to piece (if you play...

    it in order) goes to closely related keys.

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