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#1096610 - 01/23/08 11:57 AM Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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Look what I just found- available from Sheetmusicplus.com.

Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 5 (Requiring a Handspan of an Octave or Less)

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About Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 5 (Requiring a Handspan of an Octave or Less)
83 Early / Late Intermediate Selections Requiring a Hand Span of an Octave or Less. Edited by Maurice Hinson. For Piano. Piano Collection. Essential Keyboard Repertoire. Masterwork. Book. 160 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (4574C)
Level: Early Intermediate / Late Intermediate.
ISBN 9780739021989. In the Essential Keyboard Repertoire Series, much care was given to grading, editing and most of all, student appeal. Each volume spans four centuries of keyboard music (from Baroque to Modern) and every selection is in its original form. Standard favorites are included, along with a sampling of works which were infrequently performed prior to the introduction of these collections. The editing is based on sound teaching principles to facilitate performance and study. This edition includes 83 early intermediate to late intermediate selections requiring a hand span of an octave or less. Comb-bound. 160 pages.

Allegro CPE Bach
Dance JCF Bach
Polonaise form the Anna Magdalena Notebook, BWV Anh. 117b JS Bach
Hungarian Dance, SZ. 52, No. 41 Bartok
Peasant Dance, SZ. 52, No. 38 Bartok
Landler Beethoven
Scottish Dance Beethoven
Waltz in G-sharp Minor, Op. 39, No. 3 Brahms
The Cricket and the Bumble Bee George Chadwick
Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 Chopin
Spanish Serenade Jose Ferrer
The Doll's Companion Cesar Franck
Scherzo, Hob. XVI:9(III) Haydn
Country Dance James Hook
Jig James Hook
Chastooshka, Op. 89, No. 25 Kabalevsky
The Drummer, Op. 14, No. 2 Kabalevsky
A Little Harpist, Op. 89, No. 24 Kabalevsky
Puppet Dance, Op. 89, No. 28 Kabalevsky
Soldiers' March, Op. 14, No. 4 Kabalevsky
The Trumpet and the Drum, Op. 89, No. 20 Kabalevsky
Balletto Georg Simon Lohlein
Polonaise Leopold Mozart
Minuet in B-flat Major from the London Notebook, K. 15(pp) Mozart
Allegretto from Sonatina in C Major, Op. 136 Reinecke
Childish Small Talk from Childish Chatter Satie
Minuet in C Major from Sonata in C Minor, K. 73; L. 217 Domenico Scarlatti
Two Scottish Dances, D. 977, Nos. 6, 7 Franz Schubert
Bear's Dance Robert Schumann
Giga and Minuet Carlos Seixas
Gigue Telemann
Sonatina No. 4 in D Major (Theme and Variations) Thomas Attwood
Prelude in E Minor, BWV 938 JS Bach
Evening in the Country, Sz. 39, No. 5 Bartok
Two Bagatelles Beethoven
Minuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 Beethoven
Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 7, No. 2; BI 61, No. 2 Chopin
Sonata in G Major Cimarosa
Rondo Couperin
Approach of the Thunder God Arthur Farwell
Allegro Baldassare Galuppi
The Orphan Girl, Op. 1, No. 9 Enrique Granados
Aria, G. 220 Handel
Six German Dances, Hob. IX:10, Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 Haydn
Study in G Major, Op. 46 Stephen Heller
The Little Trumpeter Adolf Jensen
At the River, Op. 89, No. 35 Kabalevsky
A Brisk Game, Op. 14, No. 1 Kabalevsky
Dance of a Young Hippo, Op. 89, No. 32 Kabalevsky
A Melancholic Rain, Op. 89, No. 34 Kabalevsky
Quasi-Waltz, Op. 89, No. 33 Kabalevsky
Oriental Dance Khachaturian
Album Leaf from Album Leaves, Op. 7 Kirchner
Alla Tarantella, Op. 39, No. 2 Edward Macdowell
Inquietude, Op. 77, No. 4 Moritz Moszkowski
Minuet Rameau
Minuet, D. 41, No. 5 Franz Schubert
Scottish Dances, D. 299, Nos. 1, 2 Franz Schubert
Rondo Raynor Taylor
Minuet with Variations Jose Aldana
Yankee Doodle (arranged with variations) Anonymous - Early American
Minuet and Trio from French Suite No. 3, BWV 814 JS Bach
Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 JS Bach
The Grasshopper's Wedding, Sz. 42, No. 42 Bartok
Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 5 Beethoven
Sonatina Jiri Antonin Benda
Nocturne in C Minor, BI 108 Chopin
Waltz in B Minor, Posthumos, Op. 69, No. 2; BI 35 Chopin
Sonata in E-flat Major Cimarosa
Le petit Negre, Cakewalk, Lesure 114 Debussy
Adagio Baldassare Galuppi
Andte in F Minor Maurice Greene
Rigaudon, Op. 40, No. 5 Grieg
Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:g1 Haydn
In the Gymnasium, Op. 14, No. 3 Kabalevsky
The Brook, Op. 32, No. 2 Edward Macdowell
Meditation, Posthumous, op. 70, No. 17 Mussorgsky
Divertimento No. VI, Rondo Myslivecek
Minuet, D. 336 Franz Schubert
Theme with Variations from Sonatas for the Young, Op. 118, No. 1 Robert Schumann
Canon, Op. Posthumous Scriabin

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#1096611 - 01/23/08 12:33 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
AdagioM Offline
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Registered: 09/25/04
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There's a lot of good music in there!

We have volumes 1 & 2 of EKR. Nicely laid out.


#1096612 - 01/23/08 05:13 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
NancyM333 Offline
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I have this one at my house also; my boys' teacher got it for them. It's a very nice book.


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#1096613 - 01/23/08 06:00 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
ted.stanion Offline
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Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
Originally posted by -Frycek:

Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 Chopin
Isn't that the one with the chord?


#1096614 - 01/23/08 07:10 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4692
Loc: Illinois
Wow...you're on the ball, Ted, and you are also right about "that" chord being a part of this prelude. Just a guess but perhaps they roll it. Not right, in my book. But then, what do I know?

After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

#1096615 - 01/25/08 07:22 AM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 369
Loc: Indiana
THE chord? Hehe... sounds dangerous :p

It's one one of those augmented suspended inverted fifth to the seventh power chords is it?

*sigh* Sorry, it's early, I havne't had my caffeine and I can't help but laugh at what I don't know :p

Seriously, what chord is it?
Dreaming of a grand...

#1096616 - 01/25/08 08:17 AM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1117
Loc: Norway
WW : A#-C#-E-A#-C#

The Doll's Companion Cesar Franck[/b]
I thought it was called "The Doll's Complaint", but this might be a more cheerful version ;\)
(sweet piece BTW)

Trying to play the piano:

#1096617 - 01/25/08 08:24 AM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
gmm1 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 1674
Loc: Spokane WA
Hey Frycek, thanks for this link. The music is still beyond me, but I can see this in my future (I hope and dream anyway).

I did look at the series, and might start on the "easier" volume.

Too bad they have not released the "EKR for Small Brains" yet...
"There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself." Johann Sebastian Bach/Gyro

#1096618 - 01/25/08 02:01 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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Loc: Central Texas
That chord can be played a number of different ways, including rolling it or omitting some notes. But, after all, there's only five notes in the right hand and most of us have five fingers... The key to playing this, if one has sufficient reach, is to play the A# and C# with the thumb. That leaves a whole four fingers to play the other three notes.

"...a man ... should engage himself with the causes of the harmonious combination of sounds, and with the composition of music." Anatolius of Alexandria

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#1096619 - 01/25/08 02:06 PM Re: Repertoire for SMALL HANDED Pianists!
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I've found I've had to use the thumb that way in several Chopin pieces. I think that's also how he's supposed to have played it. He was practically self taught at the keyborad and that had its advantages.
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