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The Joy Of First Classics

Piano Solo

Piano/Keyboard - SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Piano Solo. Edited by Denes Agay. Yorktown. Baroque and Classical Period. Collection (softcover). With fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 80 pages. Yorktown Music Press #YK21376. Published by Yorktown Music Press (HL.14001238).

Item Number: HL.14001238

ISBN 9780825680663. 9x12 inches. Edited by Denes Agay.

A selected repertoire of classical pieces for the beginning pianist. Includes inventions, minuets, gavottes, and airs from such well-known composers as Bach, Handel, Schumann, Haydn, Mozart and Purcell.

About SMP Level 1 (Elementary)

Very little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords.

  • Old German Dance  Composed by Michael Praetorius, C Major
  • Canario  Composed by Joachim Von Der Hofe, G Major
  • Little Sonata  Composed by C.H. Wilton, C Major
  • Brave Knight  Composed by Moritz Vogel, C Major
  • Aria  Composed by Daniel Speer, D Minor
  • Follow Me!  Composed by Kalman Chovan, G Major
  • Four Little Pieces  Composed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
  • Gavotte  Composed by George Frideric Handel, C Major
  • Russian Dance  Composed by Alexander Fiodorovich Goedicke, G Major
  • Two Little Inventions  Composed by Jakub Jan Ryba, C Major, A Minor
  • Danse Galante  Composed by Johann Georg Witthauer, C Major
  • Two Hungarian Play Tunes  Composed by Istvan Bartalus, C Major, G Major
  • Bear Dance  Composed by Robert Schumann, C Major
  • The Lute Player  Composed by Jacques Saint-Luc, G Major
  • Song without Words  Composed by Fritz Spindler, A Minor
  • Exuberance  Composed by Nikolaus Joseph Hullmandel, G Major
  • Carefree Stroll  Composed by Louis Kohler, C Major
  • German Dance  Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, D Major
  • Dance Song  Composed by Sperontes, F Major
  • Duettino  Composed by Johann Wilhelm Hassler, C Major
  • Old Irish Air  Composed by William Felton, G Major
  • Mazurka  Composed by Maria Szymanowsa, C Major
  • Minuet  From the 'Little Notebook Of Anna Magdalena Bach', Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, G Major
  • Russian Folk Song  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven, G Major
  • Tarantella  Composed by Scotson Clark, C Major
  • La Montagnarde  Composed by Jean-Joseph Mouret, G Major
  • Minuet K.6  Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, C Major
  • Bagatelle  Composed by Antonio Diabelli, C Major
  • Musette  From the 'Little Notebook Of Anna Magdalena Bach', Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, D Major
  • Pastorale  Composed by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller, G Major
  • Bourree  Composed by Johann Philipp Krieger, A Minor
  • Village Dance  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven, C Major
  • The Cuckoo Waltz  Composed by August Eberhard Muller, C Major
  • Mount Vernon Set  Composed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Cradle Song  Composed by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, F Major
  • Christmas Pastorale  Composed by Johann Valentin Rathgeber, C Major
  • Ecossaise  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Eb Major
  • Arabesque  Composed by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller, A Minor
  • Waltz  Composed by Franz Schubert, A Major
  • Sonata  Composed by Domenico Scarlatti, C Major
  • Early English Sonata  Composed by William Duncombe, C Major
  • Air  Composed by Henry Purcell, D Minor
  • Russian Polka  Composed by Mikhael Ivanovich Glinka, D Minor
  • Circle Dance  Composed by Felix Le Couppey, C Major
  • Contredanse  Composed by Unknown, D Minor
  • Rondino Pastorale  Composed by Carl Reinecke, G Major
  • Alexander March  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven, F Major
  • Scherzino  Composed by Carl Reinecke, G Major
  • Rondino  Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau, C Major
  • Elegy  Composed by Carl Reinecke, E Minor
  • Carnival  Composed by Francois Couperin, A Minor
  • Rigaudon  Composed by Georg Philip Telemann, A Minor
  • Allegro K.3  Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bb Major
  • Solemn Procession  Composed by Ignaz Josef Pleyel, F Major
  • Rondoletto  Composed by Christian Traugott Brunner, D Major
  • Carillons  Composed by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, A Minor
  • King William's March  Composed by Jeremiah Clarke, D Major
  • Canzone  Composed by Daniel Gottlob Turk, A Minor
  • Landler  Composed by Franz Schubert, C Major
  • Little Piece   From 'Album For The Young', Composed by Robert Schumann, C Major
  • L'Epineuse  Composed by Francois Couperin, E Minor
  • Arioso  Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann, G Minor
  • Burlesca  Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann, G Major
  • Sonatina No. 2 - First Movement  Composed by Jean T. Latour, G Major
  • Gigue  Composed by Johann Nikolaus Tischer, E Minor
  • Dance Sonatina  Composed by Thomas Attwood, F Major
  • Romantic Story  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt, D Minor
  • Playful Dialogue  Composed by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, C Major
  • Album Leaf  Composed by Franz Liszt, F Major

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  • 5

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    Early intermediate
  • September 02, 2019 The Joy of First classics.

    I love this music. The selections are very pretty and help me with my motivation as an adult learner. I also appreciate this vendor. it was easy to find what I was looking for and I received the book a little earlier than I expected.

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  • September 15, 2018 Beautiful collection for serious piano study

    Love the wide range of classics and composers.

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    Kevin Coan
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  • July 17, 2007 Variety in an Elementary Collection

    The best feature of this book is that features selections that are unique to this book. It is not a rehash of the same pieces found in every other collection. A student would need about two years of lessons to be ready for this book. Perhaps this book would make...

    a good sequel to "The Joy of First Year Piano." All of the pieces are in original form, with responsible editing that preserves the stylistic practices of each period. Music from the 20th century is not included, however. The pages are clean and easy to read. There is enough material to last for about two years.

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  • March 14, 2006 Bravo Joy of First Classics

    I was searching through self help piano method books at Sam Ash. A woman was next to me going through books. I asked her if she was a teacher and what she would recommed for a beginner with knowledge of music from another instrument (I play guitar). She pulled out...

    the Joy of First Classics and she was absolutely right on. If you are a beginner but can read music even at a basic level (like the stuff you learned in junior highschool) this is the way to start. The arragements require left and right hand coordination from the start. You hear the harmonies very clearly. It has made me interested in theory. You are playing music not just rote drills and this makes you want to practice. And the pieces are far more attractive than the stuff in the self help method books. Highly recommended.

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