By Pamela Y. Dees, Pamela Youngdahl Dees
Designed as a realistic reference advisor for pro pianists and piano academics, A advisor to Piano tune by way of girls Composers, quantity I, is an annotated catalogue of the to be had piano song in print composed through one hundred forty four girls born earlier than the 20 th century. The paintings additionally beneficial properties biographies and huge bibliographical info for every composer. prepared alphabetically via composer into different types together with unmarried works, collections, and anthologies, the tune is usually defined by way of grade point, style, temper, sort features, and technical standards, and levels in trouble from past due straight forward to virtuoso live performance repertoire. a ways too many academics, scholars, expert musicians, and audiences are ignorant of the contributions made by means of girls in track, and of the wonder and benefit in their particular compositions. This reference paintings offers a useful addition to the present literature.
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Op. 148/3. Level: Late Intermediate. (G major, 2/4, allegro con delicatezza). A tentative, tip-toeing melody is played against staccato fourths and fifths in cakewalk rhythms, alternated between hands. Rapid changes of register make this work harder than it appears. Op. 148/4. Level: Mid-Intermediate. (G-flat major, 4/4, molto lento e tranquillo). Like a Satie Gymnopédie, the calm right hand melody moves down the scale in a sequential motif, as the left hand rises in a countermelody. Later, a dominant pedal appears on a third staff.
Calvert Johnson (Vivace Press, forthcoming). Ouverture de Fleur d’Epine. Level of difficulty: Medium. Arranged for harpsichord or fortepiano with ad. lib. accompaniment of violin and cello. Benoit. (Publication notes by Calvert Johnson). SOURCES: B&T, Cohen, Ebel, Eitner, ElsonA, Fetis, G&F, H&H, Heinrich, Jackson, Laurence, Meggett, S&S, Stern, score BEACH, Amy Marcy (née Cheney; Mrs. Beach) b. Henniker, New Hampshire, Sep 5, 1867—d. New York, Dec 27, 1944 Amy Beach, the foremost American woman composer of her time, was the first to achieve success as a composer of large-scale works.
Key signature and harmonies shift continually. Op. 97/3. Mignonette. (G major, 3/4, tempo di menuetto, 4 pp). A delicate minuet with staccato, pp chords. Op. 97/4. Rosemary and Rue. (E minor/major, 2/4, andante con sentimento, 6 pp). The simplest of this set; a tender pas de deux . In the right hand the soprano and alto alternately hold tied notes and sigh in a descending chromatic figure, accompanied by a “plucked” broken-chord bass. (In the language of flowers, Rosemary is for remembrance, Rue is for regret).
A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Volume I Composers Born Before 1900 (Music Reference Collection) by Pamela Y. Dees, Pamela Youngdahl Dees