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Virtuoso Etude No.1 in Memory of Sorabji, "Arpeggio Storm" Op.1

By Salim Haddad

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Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Salim Haddad. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Modern. Score. 5 pages. Published by Salim Haddad (S0.427153).

Item Number: S0.427153

I was inspired to write this piece (the first of four in the series) after becoming familiar with some of Kaikhosru Sorabji's epic Transcendental Studies - a tremendous body of keyboard music that I feel should be placed among the greatest such works ever written.

Etude No. 1 is dominated by grand arpeggios, rising and falling over octaves in the depths of the keyboard. It is a fun and lively study to work on.

Salim Haddad, Canadian composer and pianist.

Salim is mainly self-taught on the piano, having started this instrument at the age of 20 and worked on his own for six years. A grade ten level (RCM) was achieved. He then enrolled in music school for a year, further improving through participation in recitals and master classes. He also taught himself composition and has written music for piano and organ.

Concert pianists will benefit from these Etudes, as well as advanced students looking to improve technique. Salim is currently working on larger scores for this instrument and a few for organ. They will be posted when they are complete. On the site below you may view performances of his piano works, as well as those of other composers.

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