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Songs without Words

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Piano and Keyboard piano - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Christa Jost. Arranged by Christa Jost. Romantic. Full score. With Standard notation. 224 pages. Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT050075. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050075).

Item Number: PR.UT050075

ISBN 978-3-85055-074-1.

A piano piece in E flat major, with the simple title 'Lied' (song) was Felix Mendelssohn's surprise present to his sister Fanny on her birthday on 14 November 1828. Shortly afterwards she referred to the work as 'Song without Words' and probably coined the phrase under which her brother's lyrical piano pieces, numbering nearly 50, are known today. The present edition contains in addition to the 48 well-known 'Songs without Words' a number of individual compositions which because of their title or character seem to fit the classification 'Song without Words'. These and the above mentioned first example of 1828 are united in this essential compilation of works in a genre favoured by the composer. An enriching addition to the piano repertoire, of interest for teaching as well as for recital purposes.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-9.

About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

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