Sheet Music composed by Sarah Reaser O'Brien
Night Sounds is an easy lyrical solo for beginners composed by Sarah Reaser O’Brien that includes lyrics. This piece serves as a great introduction to ties and easy position shifts.
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Night Sounds (Digital: Single User)
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About the composer
Sarah Reaser O'Brien
Sarah Reaser O’Brien, NCTM, has been teaching piano since 1983 and currently runs a private studio in Salem, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance as well as certificates in both Piano Teaching and Arts Management from Hollins University. Her composing philosophy is to create pedagogically sound music which inspires, motivates, and sparks joy in the student.
This product is part of a collection
Backyard Bash is a collection of solos written for beginning pianists who enjoy playing music with lyrics. With the exception of three pieces, Crazy Cat, Old Dog, and Tree Swallow, these songs describe actual events that have happened in my suburban backyard in Southwest Virginia. Crazy Cat combines the personalities of two of our family cats, Calhoun and Casper, into one. Old Dog is about our Golden Retriever, Clyde, who lived with us when we started our family and was the kindest and most gentle dog I’ve ever known. Tree Swallow is about a male tree swallow who behaved exactly as described in the lyrics, but in my father’s backyard rather than in mine. I have found that my students love playing these songs because they sound more difficult than they are, and they are fun to sing along with! I hope you enjoy these musical nature studies and learn to play them all! - Sarah O’Brien
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