Scenes from the City
Songbook composed by Barbara Becker
Feel the energy and pulse of San Francisco with this set of six character pieces by Barbara Becker. Harmonically innovative showcase solos for intermediates of all ages!
Scenes from the City (Digital: Single User)
Scenes from the City (Digital: Studio License)
About the composer
Barbara Becker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a pianist, composer, and teacher. Her pedagogically sound works, with their evocative titles and exquisite harmonies, expose developing musicians of all ages and levels to the wonders of music.
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