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Saloon Songs

By Fred Hersch

Piano solo - Intermediate
Composed by Fred Hersch. Piano (Solo). Edition Peters. Modern. Collection. 13 pages. Duration 00:07:00. Edition Peters #98-EP68107. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP68107).

Item Number: PE.EP68107

ISBN 9790300750330. 9x12 inches. English.

Charming melodies from the jazz master capture the style of the early 20th Century dances, which are updated with mid-20th century harmonies (including dramatic chromaticisms, and passages reminiscent of Leonard Bernstein's music). Hersch says of his work: 'The inspiration for 'Saloon Songs' comes from my colorful mental images of Lower Manhattan in the early part of the 20t20th Century...'Four-Part Slow Drag' is sweet and a bit melancholy. 'The Last Call Waltz' is a darkly comic evocation of the last, slightly desperate moments of an inebriated patron's evening at a downtown saloon. And 'The Bowery Rag' is in classic ragtime form.' Intermediate level, with some 10ths in the left hand.

  • I. Four-Part Slow Drag 
  • II. The "Last Call" Waltz 
  • III. Bowery Rag 
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  • July 29, 2019 Piano sheet music

    I just got my saloon piano sheet music in last week. Im an advanced player and looking forward to play buttt, I am recovering from hernia surgury. It will be another 8 weeks to be able to sit to play. I can say with experience that this music is written...

    very well and will be easily a blast to play. Looking forward to it

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