Songbook composed by Barbara Becker
Viva Mexico, composed by Barbara Becker, is a suite of showcase solos for early intermediates and up. These delightful pieces, full of character and lush harmonies will brighten your next recital or festival performance!
Viva Mexico (Digital: Single User)
Viva Mexico (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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