Intermediate Piano Solos
The Okanagan Opus Series draws on the life and music of renowned Canadian composer, Ernst Schneider. The works within The Okanagan Opus Series have been organized by level and/or themes; a broad range of styles have been included. The pieces within the series demonstrate Schneider’s creative genius and his response and love of both his musical and natural surroundings – especially his beloved Okanagan Valley.
The Opus 6 collection includes 3 wonderful piano solos for intermediate students. Bavarian Cradle Song is an appealing arrangement of a Bavarian Cradle song. The folk song melody is completely retained and set against leggiero triplet figures. The second lullaby, A Cradle Song, is charming with gently rocking features to lull the child to sleep. The final work is a relaxed, easy-going work with changing metre. The varied articulation, syncopations and appealing harmonies combine to create an attractive and expressive work. Excellent performance or examination material.
Acknowledgement: Special thanks to the SOCAN Foundation for financial support in the production of this series.
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