Northern Lights Level Pre-B – Musical Discoveries
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Northern Lights: An Exploration of Canadian Piano Music Level Pre A is a collection of Pre-Grade One Musical Discoveries (etude-like) works written by Canadians.The 23 pieces were carefully selected to represent a wide variety of keys, metre, tempi and styles. Works include pentatonic pieces like The Crystal Cave and Morning Fog; contemporary works like Knock, Knock, Who’s There?, as well as jazzy titles like Rubber Boa.The collection is a useful resource of repertoire for examination, performance, quick study, sight reading and fun, as well useful glossaries. In addition students enjoy each composer’s photo and biography.
A new edition to the all-Canadian Northern Lights Series! Northern Lights Primary duets is a collection of twelve new primary duets by Canadian composers. Appealing titles, fixed positions, shared melodies, staggered entries and simple rhythms culminate in a must-have collection for young duet partners. Ideal recital, festival and recreational repertoire.
Children can now play ‘cool’ Canadian compositions during the first years of study.
The Northern Lights Primer 1 progresses through natural processing. Northern Lights Primer 1 is a great supplemental book for all methods of study with 39 titles by 15 Canadian composers. Students develop simple on-staff reading, as well as improvisation. Young pianists are encouraged to use their voices by singing appealing lyrics while enhancing their rhythmic playing.Biographies and photos are included for each Canadian composer. Northern Lights Primer 1 is a fun, ‘must-have’ repertoire book for all young students!
Works by Debra Wanless include:‘S’ Zoo; Night Sky; Mouse House; Sun Catchers; Pilgrims; Capt’n Cook; Brontosaurus Boogie; Dreaming.
Northern Lights Primer 2 completes the elementary levels of this wonderful series of Canadian works. Released in July of 2013, this collections includes 39 solos and improvisations by 21 Canadian composers. Photos, biographies and pedagogy ideas are included.
Elementary to Advanced Level Arrangements
O Canada is a collection of 5 piano solos and 4 piano duets arrangements produced by Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music. Composers from across Canada contributed to this collection in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. This delightful collection includes arrangements by Wendy & Christopher Norton; Sheila Tyrrell; Stephen Fiess; Ryszard Wrzaskala; Lynette Sawatsky; Jack Behrens; Carolyn Garritano & Keri Puckrin
Ideal recital and general performance repertoire.