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This group of pieces grew out of the need to provide something of a challenge for a group of boys that were ahead of the rest of the class. It was initially written as a trio and then adapted to work as a solo with piano
accompaniment. The whole suite is written to start simply and become progressively more challenging with each movement, however, remaining simple enough for beginning to intermediate players to enjoy. It uses the white notes from D to D with an accidental F#.
Some of the pieces have 1 or 2 bars (measures) to act as an introduction, so the soloist can get the timing and start in the right place with the MP3.
If played with a live pianist I recommend you drop these introductions as the pieces sound a lot better without them.
The movements are:
1. The Choir starts out with just half and whole notes and their equivalent rests, allowing the students to get the feel for playing different lines of music, sustaining notes and making a blended sound.
2. Raindrops introduces quarter notes and helps develop a good staccato style, so bringing those raindrops to life.
3. The King’s Arrival introduces eighth notes and uses unison, staccato, legato and sustained notes.
4. Pipers Calling introduces legato, develops counting skills and interweaving lines of music.
5. The Haunted House has strange, atmospheric harmonies with a sense of
spooky and fun drama.
6. Lullaby is a gentle work, teaching smoothness and phrasing and uses many of the techniques found in the previous movements.
Each movement works well individually or performed together in sequence as a complete work.
Included in the pack:
* MP3s with the recorder playing the melody (Which is a great help while learning the piece)
* MP3s of just the piano part (Ideal for performance track use, if a live piano is not available)
* The Full Score in PDF format
* Recorder Parts in PDF format
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