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Travels Through Sound

By Emma Lou Diemer

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Piano - Early/Late Intermediate
Composed by Emma Lou Diemer (1927-). Edited by Emma Lou Diemer. Print-piano - Sheet Music. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Contemporary. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #J1028. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1028).

Item Number: FJ.J1028

ISBN 9781569397961.

This book expands the standard repertoire with colorful techniques and textures by providing excellent contemporary music that expresses visual and emotional ideas. All of the pieces are highly suggestive of their titles: Fist Dance (play with the fists); A Harp in the Sky (dampening the strings); Old Spanish Town (tapping on the music rack); Go Fourth (a consistent interval); and some that are forceful and rhythmic--oeOut of Africa, The Kangaroo, and We Won the Race. This composer creates interesting music that excites the imagination, yet remains communicative.

About FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions

The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions is a series that focuses on the best contemporary music for keyboard of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These collected works by some of today's leading art-music composers will expand a student's concept of rhythm, harmony, sound, and texture. While the composers invited to write for this series use a colorful palette of contemporary techniques and textures, they were selected for their strong musical voices, which ensure that the ultimate goal of musical communication is never lost.

Too often, both students and teachers get discouraged with contemporary compositions because of their avant-garde sound. This series addresses that concern by providing excellent music which is both contemporary and intuitively musical. Contemporary performance practices such as depressing keys silently, cluster sounds, pedal effects, knocking on the keyboard, contemporary harmonies, jazz idioms, bitonality, modes, mixed and changing meters, and 12-tone techniques challenge the student to listen for new rhythmic gestures and tonal colors and expand their interpretive capacity.

While expanding students' horizons, this series helps to confirm and reinforce the musical and technical concepts they are learning in their other repertoire. The natural musicality present in each of these pieces demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire.

This series is carefully leveled into the following categories: elementary, intermediate, early advanced, and advanced. Each of the works has been selected for its artistic as well as its pedagogical merit.

  • Over And Over 
  • Fist Dance 
  • Hazy Afternoon 
  • Jazz Echoes 
  • The Guitar 
  • Old Spanish Town 
  • A Rainy Saturday 
  • In a High Steeple 
  • In a Deep Cave 
  • Contemplation 
  • Go Fourth 
  • A Harp in the Sky 
  • Wind in the West 
  • Sailing on a Quiet Sea 
  • Out Of Africa 
  • The Kangaroo 
  • Bells on a Starry Night 
  • We Won the Race! 
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