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The Repertoire Vault #2715479
02/18/18 05:42 PM
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As I reflect on my progress over 4 1/2 years of playing, I am finding it important to develop a repertoire of pieces I can play; it helps me feel as though I am accomplishing something and enhances the satisfaction with playing music. I would like to enhance and maintain this repertoire over time. After all, this is why we're all playing, right? I was thinking about this as I read through a recent thread (Feeling Challenged) and how I was in the same position just last year of beginning to get better but not being able to actually play anything well for friends.

What do you think of creating a thread that contains a list of your current repertoire? I envision this to contain multiple sections, one for current repertoire, on for repertoire in progress, one for aspirations, and possibly one for memorized pieces. It can also include classical (all periods) or contemporary / rock / jazz / blues in one section or separated out.

I entertain this as an idea to keep track of where we are at a given time, and it may enable set goals, and to reflect over the months to years to see how we've progressed. It will also give us a way to know who's working on what, so that we can help each other; I personally have been the recipient of tips on certain pieces but it's helpful if we know who knows what.

I have started to do this on my own but wonder if the forum would like to use a thread to allow us all to keep track of where we are. I envision this to contain Repertoire of pieces we would like to keep fairly up to date, not of those that are 'throw away pieces' used for learning. Each person can modify their own list or update it over time as we all see fit.

Current Repertoire
piece x by composer y
piece a by composer b

Aspirations
...
...


Yea or Nay?


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I don't know about anyone else but I find that anything that I can play rapidly becomes uninteresting.

The challenge comes from working out how to play a new piece, and the fun comes from finding out how a piece will sound when can I play it correctly.

Then.... next!


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Originally Posted by FrankCox
I don't know about anyone else but I find that anything that I can play rapidly becomes uninteresting.


And I still end up playing variations on titanic's theme and Comptine D'un Autre Ete a couple of times every week. I keep them maintained, along with a small fleet of others. These two are great pieces to dazzle that occasional lost soul who dared wandering into my lair. They don't come again for some reason tho. laugh

@cmb - I like the idea. I think it's a great way to keep a long term journal of the works. A lot of times I end up actually forgetting really nice pieces and they go ignored for months. That can be fixed by noting them down somewhere.

Does this include completed works? I mean, performance ready works or works in progress are to be included as well? There seems to be a blank area between 'Current Repertoire' and 'Aspirations'.

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Current Repertoire (Maintained)

Comptine D'un Autre Ete - Yann Tierson
My Heart Will Go On - James Horner
Krone - Hiroyuki Sawano
Waltz Opus 64 No 1 - Chopin

Works in Progress

Fantaisie Impromptu - Chopin
Andante Sostenuto Op.72 No.2 - Mendelssohn

Aspirations

Ballade No. 1 - Chopin (someday! hopefully)

There's a whole lot of other stuff that I spend hours working on, but that's mainly improvisation in various styles, and the usual rudiments. Composition and stuff. As far as 'piece preparation' goes, Fant. Imp. has been at the highlights for quite a while now.





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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2715506
02/18/18 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
As I reflect on my progress over 4 1/2 years of playing, I am finding it important to develop a repertoire of pieces I can play; it helps me feel as though I am accomplishing something and enhances the satisfaction with playing music. I would like to enhance and maintain this repertoire over time. After all, this is why we're all playing, right? I was thinking about this as I read through a recent thread (Feeling Challenged) and how I was in the same position just last year of beginning to get better but not being able to actually play anything well for friends.

What do you think of creating a thread that contains a list of your current repertoire? I envision this to contain multiple sections, one for current repertoire, on for repertoire in progress, one for aspirations, and possibly one for memorized pieces. It can also include classical (all periods) or contemporary / rock / jazz / blues in one section or separated out.

I entertain this as an idea to keep track of where we are at a given time, and it may enable set goals, and to reflect over the months to years to see how we've progressed. It will also give us a way to know who's working on what, so that we can help each other; I personally have been the recipient of tips on certain pieces but it's helpful if we know who knows what. ........................
It seems to me--if I'm understanding you correctly--that this could be folded into the existing FOYD thread. FOYD is a place to talk about what you're working on, how you dealt with various problems, and pieces that you've revisited. You could easily add repertoire pieces to the mix.


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2715512
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@luckiest charm - thanks, glad you like it - as a matter of fact, it's already been useful, as I looked up a piece you're playing, Comptine D'un Autre Ete, thinking what's that, only to realize I'd heard it before and btw loved Amelie - I rented it twice, about ten years apart. What a great film that was!


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2715515
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@Stubbie, yes, there may be some overlap, but this is actually more of a focused bank to keep a list. I'm a list person, always kept databases since I was a kid in the early 80s (I created a database of cars, with lots of specs and details, searchable by field, on some primitive program on my Atari 800). This is really organizational in purpose, but open for some discussion also. I think FOYD is really about specific issues regarding pieces in progress if I remember but in all honesty I did forget about that thread and haven't opened in in a while.


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Current Repertoire
Beethoven - Sonata Op 27, No 2, 1st movement in C# min
Chopin - Prelude 20 C min
Chopin - Prelude 4 E min
Bach WTC - Prelude in C maj
Mendelssohn - Op 30, No 3 (Consolation) in E maj
Piazzolla - Milonga Del Angel
Liszt - Consolation 3 Db Maj (nearly complete)
Chopin - Prelude 7 A maj (nearly complete)

Jazz / Pop
Autumn Leaves
Misty
Killing Me Softly
Mad World
Sirius / Eye In The Sky

Fading But Want To Bring Back
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Mendelssohn - Op 30, No 6 (Venetian Boat Song #2) in F# min
Debussy - Prelude VIII (La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin) in Db maj
Imagine
Fly Me To The Moon


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2715631
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My list of aspirations is quite long. Actually, I made an Excel of pieces I have learned in the past and my "wish list" for the future and it's pretty long. Certainly wouldn't fit in a forum post. grin ha

I was thinking of a different type of thread where we could "review" pieces that we have learned recently from the perspective of the student. What were the main difficulties? What was easy? Do you feel it was a good choice? If you were to start over what would you do differently? Along with a rough description of your current level it could be useful to other students.


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2715644
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I've been keeping track of what I've learned in a document, which have really come about for tracking the 40 piece challenge each year. In looking over the list, pieces would fall into 1 of 4 categories.

1. Pieces I can play now.
2. Pieces I can play relatively well, but would need to look at music, practice for a bit and work into my fingers.
3. Pieces that I should go back to and work on musicality.
4. Pieces I would rather not look at ever again.

Aspirations .. many. Writing my own composition and playing it would be nice.


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I like the idea- and while I see it does possibly have some overlap with FOYD, I see this as a bit less of a discussion thread and more of a "this is where I am" thread.

Current Repertoire
Traumerie (Schumann)
The Town I loved so Well (Coulter)

Just about there:
Waltz Am Chopin (posthumous)

To refresh:
4 Bach Minuets
In Church and Morning Prayer (Tchaicovsky)
An Old Romance (Heller)
4 Sonatinas - Clementi op 36 n1 and n2
Diabelli Op 158 N1 and N2


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717546
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Update....

Sadly, all of those I am considering "Current Repertoire" could use a little brushing up, but I pretty much have them. I wouldn't feel comfortable playing anything in front of an audience though...my ability to play through without mistakes on anything is limited. Regardless of my loose definition, here is my latest update. I realize as I learn more I may not be able to keep everything current but there are a couple in here I hope to never lose (such as the Liszt consolation).

Current Repertoire
Bach WTC - Prelude in C maj
Beethoven - Sonata Op 27, No 2, 1st movement in C# min
Chopin - Prelude 28.20 C min
Chopin - Prelude 28.4 E min
Chopin - Prelude 28.7 A maj
Liszt - Consolation 3 Db maj
Mendelssohn - Op 30, No 3 (Consolation) in E maj
Piazzolla - Milonga Del Angel in B min

Jazz / Pop
Autumn Leaves
Misty
Killing Me Softly
Mad World
Sirius / Eye In The Sky (Alan Parsons Project)

In Progress
Debussy - Prelude VIII (La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin) in Db maj
Time (Alan Parsons Project)

Fading.....
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Mendelssohn - Op 30, No 6 (Venetian Boat Song #2) in F# min
Imagine
Fly Me To The Moon[/quote]

Aspirations / Future Pieces
Chopin - Prelude 28.15 (Raindrop)


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717574
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[quote=cmb13]As I reflect on my progress over 4 1/2 years of playing, I am finding it important to develop a repertoire of pieces I can play; it helps me feel as though I am accomplishing something and enhances the satisfaction with playing music. I would like to enhance and maintain this repertoire over time. After all, this is why we're all playing, right? I was thinking about this as I read through a recent thread (Feeling Challenged) and how I was in the same position just last year of beginning to get better but not being able to actually play anything well for friends. What do you think of creating a thread that contains a list of your current repertoire? [b]Current Repertoire

[/b]I like the idea. smile I'll get something listed soon. BirdGolf

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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717703
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I love lists, so here I am...

Current Repertoire - only fresh & performance-ready (if such a thing exists!)
Bach - Invention no. 4 in D minor BWV 775
Chopin - Prelude in e minor op. 28 no. 4
Chopin - Prelude in c minor op. 28 no. 7
Granados - Valses romanticos no. 8
Martha Mier - River City Blues
Robert Fuchs - Dear Little Sister
Schumann - Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen, op. 15 no. 1
Schumann - Träumerei, op. 15 no. 7

In Progress
Chopin, Prelude in Db major - Op. 28 no. 15
Verdi, Romanza senza parole
John Kember, Le Carbet
Stephen Sondheim, What Can You Lose

Aspirations / Future Pieces - mainly for 2018, excluding impossible stuff
Bach, Aria from Goldberg Variations - BWV 988
Bach, Sinfonia no. 11 in G minor - BWV 797
Bach, Invention no. 13 in A minor - BWV 784
Beethoven, Sonata in F minor - Op. 2 no. 1
Chopin, Waltz in C# minor - Op. 64 no. 2
Schumann, Wichtige Begebenheit - Op. 15 no. 6
Schumann, Glückes genug - Op. 15 no. 5


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Great, I love Liszts also (lol...little play on words there). You're a fan of Schumann, Sinophilia? Hasn't totally crossed my path yet but I just listened to a few of the pieces you included.....that's one benefit of this thread is raising awareness and exploring other's selections. Thanks for contributing! How's 28.15 going? That's on my radar - so powerful!

casinitaly and sinophilia - both playing Traumerie and both in Italy...coincidence?


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Originally Posted by cmb13
You're a fan of Schumann, Sinophilia?

I am indeed, even if his music can be awkward to play. I plan to learn the entire opus 15 sooner or later. This is Martha Argerich's fault, she loves Schumann! I heard her play the A minor concerto at Royal Albert Hall last year 3hearts

Chopin's Prelude 15 is going okay, I'm working on the big chords at the end of the middle section, not as hard as they look but I'm afraid I'll have to drop some notes wink

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February completes my first year with piano.....I believe it's been a greatly productive first year

Current Classical Repertoire - These songs I have learned and maintained
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata 1st movement
Chopin - Nocturne in Em
Bach - Aria (from the Goldberg Variations)

Currnet Non-classical Repertoire
Counting Crows - Colorblind
Gary Jules - Mad World
Annie Lennox - I Put a Spell On You
Bill Withers - Ain't no Sunshine

In Progress
Chopin - Funeral March (40% complete)
The Commodores - Easy (80% complete)
The Cars - Drive (75% complete)
Jump Little Children - Becuase of You (10% complete)

Learned but haven't maintained
Beethove - Fur Elise
MacDowell - To a Wild Rose
When You Wish Upon a Star (unknown arrangement)

Aspirations / Future Pieces
A handful of loose ideas, just focusing on the present for now. If I plan ahead for this kind of thing, it never happens the way I intend.


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Asturia (Leyenda) - Isaac Albeniz
Mia and Sabastian's Theme - Kyle Landry arrangement
also working on some vocal training



Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: sinophilia] #2717813
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Originally Posted by cmb13
You're a fan of Schumann, Sinophilia?

I am indeed, even if his music can be awkward to play. I plan to learn the entire opus 15 sooner or later. This is Martha Argerich's fault, she loves Schumann! I heard her play the A minor concerto at Royal Albert Hall last year 3hearts

Chopin's Prelude 15 is going okay, I'm working on the big chords at the end of the middle section, not as hard as they look but I'm afraid I'll have to drop some notes wink


The Royal Albert Hall is on my phone home screen - I took a photo from the park, with the Albert Memorial from the path in the foreground and the Royal Albert Hall in the background. What a great week that was...love London!


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JayWalkingBlues, nice list! Especially for one year, that's an amazing repertoire! Which funeral march, btw, of Chopin? I came across a short version in a favorites book, but I think the original is part of a sonata if I am correct. Sonata 2, Bb (just looked it up) - is that what you are learning?


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Originally Posted by cmb13
JayWalkingBlues, nice list! Especially for one year, that's an amazing repertoire! Which funeral march, btw, of Chopin? I came across a short version in a favorites book, but I think the original is part of a sonata if I am correct. Sonata 2, Bb (just looked it up) - is that what you are learning?


Thank you...and yes, it's the 3rd movement from Sonata No.2 Op 35. It's fairly short on paper...maybe 3 pages, but it's like 8 plus minutes played out. This is my passion piece. When I first started taking lessons, my teacher put me on the Moonlight Sonata, and I started to listen to classical piano really for the first time in my life. I really loved the funeral march, so powerful, and with such a beautiful middle section. Anyways, I finshed Moonlight, and my teacher asked if there was anything I wanted to work on. I mentioned that song, and she was like, "um, well, ok".....I had no idea if it's difficulty. I soon realized I needed to work up to it. Then she gave me some other stuff, including the Nocturne in Em, which took me a while. Recently, I was looking through the stack of "I'll get back to these" pieces, and saw the Funeral March. I figured I'd give it another shot. MUCH better this time...I'm working through it at a really good pace, and am loving this piece. It's challenging, but in the best ways.


Currently working on:
Asturia (Leyenda) - Isaac Albeniz
Mia and Sabastian's Theme - Kyle Landry arrangement
also working on some vocal training



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Originally Posted by JayWalkingBlues


Thank you...and yes, it's the 3rd movement from Sonata No.2 Op 35. It's fairly short on paper...maybe 3 pages, but it's like 8 plus minutes played out. This is my passion piece. When I first started taking lessons, my teacher put me on the Moonlight Sonata, and I started to listen to classical piano really for the first time in my life. I really loved the funeral march, so powerful, and with such a beautiful middle section. Anyways, I finshed Moonlight, and my teacher asked if there was anything I wanted to work on. I mentioned that song, and she was like, "um, well, ok".....I had no idea if it's difficulty. I soon realized I needed to work up to it. Then she gave me some other stuff, including the Nocturne in Em, which took me a while. Recently, I was looking through the stack of "I'll get back to these" pieces, and saw the Funeral March. I figured I'd give it another shot. MUCH better this time...I'm working through it at a really good pace, and am loving this piece. It's challenging, but in the best ways.


Well that's excellent. I also love the Moonlight Sonata; I favor the darker, deeper songs I suppose. I too knew nothing of classical music until about a year and a half ago...I'm getting quite the education here! I'm not that into the Goldberg Aria, too ornamental, but I might add the Bach Adagio 974 at some point. If Christian Gray can play it, I can play it. smile


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I'm humbled by you lot . . .

My repertoire just isn't there. I can't get it together unless I have somewhere to play; it just doesn't work for me. The nearest I have apart from a few easy play standards, are a few classics, two or three I can play by memory if my concentration holds out. . . .all my previous stuff I've played is virtually unplayable now. I'm hoping to rectify that. . . .
But it's gonna be slow. Since I have a big birthday coming up in a few months, if I do manage, I'll treat meself to a new piano.

But if I don't, I'll sell the one I've got!


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717867
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I've lately come across the Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs.

In particular, Auf Den Wasser Zu Singen is lovely to play.

But my favorite is Gute Nacht (from Winterreise). Some amazing piano writing from Liszt.

Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: peterws] #2717969
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Originally Posted by peterws
I'm humbled by you lot . . .

Now now... We all know that you can play virtually anything, and even make your own changes and embellishments on the go wink
Maybe you don't even need a memorised repertoire. Actually only one of my pieces is securely memorised, for the rest I need the music. And I still mess them up 9 times out of 10 grin


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717985
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I admit that I find it hard to maintain a sizable repertoire because I always have about six pieces on the go. I do not spend enough time on maintaining previously learned pieces, but with the ABRSM grade 8 prep my time is limited. I tend the forget the 40 piece challenge pieces as soon as I learn them! Hence my repertoire is constantly changing. I have several pieces I really want to relearn, but I have trouble finding time! Even my current playable list is mostly from the sheets. Only a couple are memorized. Still, I am having a lot of fun!!

Here is my current playable pieces-

Chopin - Prelude in B minor 28/6
Bach - French Suite 5 Gigue *Exam choice
Granados- Danzas Espanoles Oriental
Chopin - Nocturne in C# minor op. 20
Mendelssohn - Venetian Boat Song 30.6
Astor - Adriana *Exam piece
Kessinko- Waltz
Rebikov - Waltz

Work in Progress:

Beethoven Sonata in F Minor I- Allegro op 10.2 *Exam piece
Debussy - Dr Gradus Parnassum *Exam piece
Bach- Invention in Bb major #14
Chopin Prelude in Db major - Raindrop
Brubeck - For Lydia

Next up:
Chopin Polonaise in C# minor
Brahms - Intermezzo in A minor *Exam piece

Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2717988
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I'm preparing for my "Half" recital at school, which is 20 minutes of music (not counting breaks for applause, if any). I have to have a piece from each of the four big periods - baroque, classical, romantic and modern. And it all has to be memorized, which is my biggest problem, since I am a senior citizen. I have a recital hearing on April 18, where a jury of three faculty decide if I can play the actual recital, which won't be until the fall.

Here's the program:

Bach c minor prelude and fugue from WTC 1
Mozart Piano Sonata K332 1st movement
Schumann Arabesque op 18
Templeton Pocket Sonata #2 1st movement "Moderato and Mellow" for clarinet and piano (my wife is the clarinetist)
Muczynski Preludes op 6 - #1, #2, #6

I've started exploring pieces for the full recital, which won't be until 2020 (if I last that long!). Maybe a set of Grieg Lyric pieces, a Beethoven piano sonata, a Bolcom modern rag, and another Clarinet/Piano piece. But I haven't committed to anything yet, I'm having enough trouble keeping the half recital pieces in memory!

Sam

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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Originally Posted by peterws
I'm humbled by you lot . . .

Now now... We all know that you can play virtually anything, and even make your own changes and embellishments on the go wink
Maybe you don't even need a memorised repertoire. Actually only one of my pieces is securely memorised, for the rest I need the music. And I still mess them up 9 times out of 10 grin


Well, I used to forget the key I was playing in; and sometimes the song. I loved it when nobody (appeared to) notice(d) . . .

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I have no rep either...if someone asked me to play for them tomorrow what would I do? I guess I have couple of pieces I could comfortably perform with sheet music...the rest is either wip or almost forgotten to ever exist. So...

Current repertoire:
Scarlatti sonata k87
Bach sinfonia nr.9

I could also play Bach prelude & Fugue a minor from book 2, but the tempo would be quite a lot slower than what you'd normally hear. So it's more like a wip.

I have a big piece under work that I am determined to get performance ready one day, but will take at least a couple of months with my present practice time.

Learned but not maintained is a long list of pieces hard to remember...stored in an excel file. My plan is to maybe bring back some of them. Or maybe I will just take on new pieces. I am now free to do whatever I want, after next week no more lessons...I used to review and polish pieces during the summer and always decided to keep them fresh forever but I never manage. Weekly lessons and my job just do not allow that. All my piano time goes to preparing new stuff for lessons.

Another problem in maintaining rep is that no-one wants to hear the kind of pieces I enjoy learning and playing...at least not more than once...

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Yes, that's why I decided to begin to develop a "repertoire", so I can actually play something for someone once in a while. I still use the sheet music also, though might try to memorize some (working on memorizing Bach Prelude in C maj first). I found it embarrassing that I wasn't able to actually play anything on request after 4 years....now I have a few nice pieces I'm trying to keep current. Some may fade, others replace them but I'd love to build it to about 10 pieces eventually.

Good luck, Sam, with the recital - that's the real deal! Maybe when you have the full one, we can figure out how to stream it??? That would be great, you'd probably have the whole ABF forum watching.

SwissMS, any repertoire that includes a Chopin Nocturne is great! I don't know the others but might check them out when time permits. Actually, I had the 30.6 down for a while but it's fading.

I hope you all periodically update the lists for us!


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Re: The Repertoire Vault [Re: cmb13] #2718104
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As luck would have it, I just finished a review of the pieces that I have learned and am learning the past 6 years since I began playing. I think maintaining a repertoire is important and I have strived to do so so, with limited success, since the pieces go right out the window if I don't play them regularly.

Well - Hence the list. I have further organized the list into playsets that I play on a regular basis. I would describe the majority of the pieces as quite lyrical, which seems to be my strongest interest in piano repertoire.

Polished / Performance Ready (or pretty close)
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Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Grieg – Melodie
Ravel - Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Satie - Gymnopedie No 1
Satie - Gnossienne No 4
Satie - Gnossienne No 1
Iglesias - Ya No Te Oye
Granados - Spanish Dance #2
Crosland - The Heist
Crosland - Sleepytown Blues
Bartok - Come Home Lidi
Mussorgsky - The Old Castle
Allevi - Aria
Agay - Pastorale
Agay - Contredanse
Minuet – Petzold/Bach BWV 114
Vandall - Prelude 22 E-Flat Minor
Tchaikovsky In Church Op 39
Tchaikovsky - Old French Song Op 39
Khatchaturian - Andantino
Brown – The Deserted Castle
Telfer – When Rivers Flowed on Mars
Grieg – The Watchman’s Song, Opus 12
Grieg – Homesickness Op 57
Beethoven – 27/2 Moonlight Sonata
Chopin – Prelude 28/4
Crosland – Just a Day Away
Mier – Seventh Street Blues
Winston – Troubador

About 1/3 of the above pieces I have recorded and submitted to our quarterly recitals. I will play the Debussy piece this summer for the Debussy recital.

Need Work:
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Gershwin - Prelude 2
Bach/Siloti - Prelude in B minor
Schumann - From Foreign Lands / Kinderszenen
Duncombe - Sonatina
Gurlitt - By the Spring
Telemann - Minuet
Minuet – Petzold/Bach BWV 115
Mussorgsky – Une Larme
Davies – Farewell to Stromness
Porter – Night and Day
Lennon – Imagine
Salvatori – Unforgotten (Halo)
Herve – Taxpayer Blues
Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy
Titanic – Theme to Titanic
Castaway – Theme to Castaway
Bond – Bond Medley

Need A Lot of Work:
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Debussy – Reverie
Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel
Morricone - Playing Love
Mascagni - Cavelleria Rusticana Intermezzo
Rimsky-Korsakov - Little Song
Ravel- Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Schumann – Almost Too Serious / Kinderszenen
Tchaikovsky - The Hurdy Gurdy Man Op 39
Tchaikovsky - Morning Prayer Op 39
Schumann - Melody
Mozart – Sonata Facile K545
Debussy – Claire de Lune
Granados – Spanish Dance No. 4
Lyadov – Prelude Op 11 / 1
Mozart – Sonata for 4 Hands K 381
Rachmaninoff – Vocalise 34/14
Einaudi – Waterways
Jones – The Little Bird
Final Fantasy – The Mystic Forest
Forrest Gump – Feather Theme
Shawshank Redemption – Brooks was Here
Isadar – Uncertainty
Bliss/Haines – It is Well with my Soul
Satie – Gymnopedie No 2
Satie – Gnossienne No 3
Satie – Gymnopedie No 3
Bridge – Heart’s Ease
Bach – Concerto in D Minor BWV 974
Hawes – Quanta Qualia
Macdowell – To a Wild Rose
Chopin – Nocturne OP 9 / 1
Civil War - Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Root – Battle Cry of Freedom
Civil War – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Unger – Ashokan Farewell
Work – Marching Through Georgia
Millard – Flag of Colombia
Beers/Hewitt – All Quiet on the Potomac

New Pieces / To Learn:
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De Falla – Obras Desconcidas - Cancion
Tchaikovsky - Romance in F Minor Op.5
Grieg - Arietta
Grieg - Berceuse
Tchaikovsky - Ruines dun chàteau
Grieg – From Early Years, Op 65
Joplin – The Easy Winners
Joplin – Pineapple Rag
Einaudi – Le Onde
The Doors – Riders on the Storm
Myers – Cavatina
Grieg – Nocturne 54/4
Bertini – Chord Study
Bartok – Romanian Folk Dance #4

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Good grief, AZ_Astro, how many pairs of hands do you have? laugh Impressive list!

Cmb13 I think this is a very nice idea for a reference thread we can all return to again and again to update, refer to for ideas to keep our playing fresh and varied etc. i shall combine a list later. It isn't long. If contributors could put their experience level and/or grade it could help others with ideas for new pieces.

My piano and I have not met very much this week. I have not felt very good in myself and there has been some running around to do and some work-related dramas, stress and anxiety which have cost time and laid me low. My little exercise routine, piano practice, proper sleep, all went out the window. I am not feeling emotionallyor physically strong at all. So I havent been on here much. Read a bit but not posted. I need rest, copious cups of tea, with sympathy right now.

I did find comfort in some late evening playing through of some repertoire pieces though. These are mostly still wip and are mostly John Brimhall or Carol Matz arrangements of old favourites. I am not a fan of "classics made easy" type arrangements I would rather wait and learn the original. I quite like easier arrangements of film themes/ love songs/Great American Songbook etc though. Brimhall is satisfying because he was such a talented and prolific arranger, at grade 3 level his pieces are rich enough to neither be condescending to the player nor parody of the composer's original.

So to start us off my comfort pieces are:
Secret Love
I Can't Stop Loving You
Love is a many Splendored Thing
Over the Rainbow
Danny Boy

And Lindt chocolate smile

Cyberhugs welcome. Thank you for reading.


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