Surprising Sounds for Piano
Music Box contains 27 different instruments from all over the world - from the Highlands of Scotland, Ireland, America, Russia, Indonesia and Argentina. Each instrument is written for in a different style from traditional music to the music of John Dowland, J S Bach, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Richard Strauss and Piazzolla. Meet Till Eulenspiegel, a dreamy faun, a swan and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
June Armstrong has come up with a simple, even obvious concept, and developed it with enthusiasm, alacrity and aplomb. These are marvellous, inspiring pieces which cannot fail to please as much as they educate young players.
Read Andrew Eales' Pianodao review in full here.
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For score samples click here
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