Monday’s Child is a suite of seven character pieces, composed by Joanne Griffiths, based on the children’s traditional British fortune-telling poem “Monday’s Child.” It is contemporary in style, particularly influenced by Ludovico Einaudi and Arvo Part. The pieces are mainly light and gentle in mood with meditative patterns, sequences, imitation and repetition at the core and topped with lyrical melodies, portraying the character of each child for that day.
Double Takes is a set of seven pairs of Rags and Blues, composed by Joanne Griffiths, and inspired by J.S.Bach’s Preludes and Fugues. Each pair is a study in contrasting styles, mood, rhythm, tempo, articulation, dynamic range and textures.
The collection progresses up the keyboard, through a range of keys beginning on C and ending with B, and covers many pedagogical techniques for an intermediate pianist whilst still remaining engaging and fun.
Tidings of Joy: Volume One
Tidings of Joy Volume One is a collection of ten elegant arrangements for intermediates by Lisa Donovan Lukas. Players of all ages will explore a mix well-known favorites and some less traditional tunes, all of which will add some sparkle to any holiday performance.
Tidings of Joy: Volume Two
Tidings of Joy Volume Two is a collection of ten elegant arrangements for intermediates by Lisa Donovan Lukas. Players of all ages will explore a mix well-known favorites and some less traditional tunes, all of which will add some sparkle to any holiday performance.
Christmas by Candlelight
Christmas by Candlelight, is a collection of eighteen traditional Christmas carols in intermediate level arrangements by Rick Robertson. There is a variety of styles, keys, and moods, and all of these are suitable for church use. They are short, so the performer can create a group of their favorites for performance, rather than concentrating on longer, more difficult arrangements. Rich harmonies and interesting musical twists should make these a hit with developing pianists.
A Mostly Minor Christmas
A Mostly Minor Christmas, is a quirky late intermediate collection by Stacy Fahrion that contains some familiar carols arranged in unfamiliar ways, such as Deck the Halls, in 7/8, and Mambo All the Way, a minor-key mambo version of Jingle Bells. There are a couple of jazzy tunes with silly lyrics, including Gloomy Old St. Nick, and O Spider Tree. Finally, there are several soaring lyrical carols in mostly minor keys. The only piece in this collection that’s in a major key is a subtly reharmonized version of Silent Night.