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Intermediate Piano Solo

By George Frideric Handel

Piano Solo Piano - SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)
Intermediate Piano Solo. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Todd Lowry. Piano Collection. Christmas, Classical, Oratorio. 64 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481093).

Item Number: HL.50481093

9.0x12.0x0.204 inches.

The world's best loved classical music is now made accessible to pianists in these new solo arrangements. Fourteen titles from this perennial favorite have been skillfully arranged to retain the beauty and integrity of the original music. Contents: Sinfonia * Comfort Ye, My People * But Who May Abide * O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion * Pastoral Symphony * Glory to God * He Shall Feed His Flock * He Was Despised * Lift Up Your Heads * How Beautiful are the Feet * Hallelujah * I Know That My Redeemer Liveth * The Trumpet Shall Sound * If God Be for Us.

About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)

Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.

  • Lift up your heads (Handel) 
  • I Know Redeemer Liveth (Handel) 
  • Sinfonia (Messiah) Handel G 
  • How Beautiful Are Feet (Handel) 
  • O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings (Handel) 
  • Trumpet Shall Sound 
  • He Was Despised (Handel) 
  • But Who May Abide(Messiah) 
  • He Shall Feed His Flock 
  • Comfort Ye My People 
  • Pastoral Symphony 
  • Hallelujah Chorus 
  • Glory To God 
  • If God Be For Us 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Susan C. Rye
    Midland, Michigan
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  • June 04, 2021 Heart and soul of "Messiah."

    I know "The Messiah" well, having sung it at the University of Michigan five times, and it being my mother's favorite recording, therefore playing on the stereo a lot of the time. I am a piano teacher of 30 years, focusing most on classical music, mixed with a smorgasbord...

    of styles. This transcription reflects the heart and soul of "Messiah." Everything is there, albeit not quite as complicated as the accompaniment to the original. One exception: trills are not included. This is very satisfying to play, even though it is ranked as Intermediate. As a solo piano arrangement, it is attainable and sounds complete: a good choice for students at this stage in their development, as an example of baroque music which is not named Bach.

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  • 5

    Nathan S
    Kansas City, MO
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  • December 31, 2020 Captures the spirit of the original

    With choirs shut down by COVID, this was the next best thing for experiencing Messiah this year. The transcriptions are very well done. They capture the spirit of the original, with a full sound that doesn't feel like important parts of the texture are missing. The arrangements are formally...

    balanced despite cutting some sections and repeats from the original. The message transcends the change of medium.I found some of the arrangements, including Sinfonia, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings, and Hallelujah, to be pretty challenging.

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  • 5

    Peter K.
    Fort Collins, CO
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  • November 27, 2013 Great selection and arrangements

    I am really enjoying learning to play these fine arrangements. "Comfort Ye" and "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" are the easiest for me because they are not too fast. Definitely intermediate level, as advertised, but they sound rich and full. No fingering, so I'm working with my teacher...

    on what works best. Words are given in the front of the book, which is nice. I'm very glad I got this collection, and look forward to working up a few new numbers each Christmas season as I improve!

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