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Subtitle: & Other Well-Known Relaxing Classics
Arranger: Davies, Hywel
Editor: Davies, Hywel
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
The Boosey & Hawkes Solo Piano Collection provides the intermediate pianist with exciting repertoire in accessible yet authentic arrangements.
Duke Ellington’s famous Solitude provides the title for this fine collection of 35 well-known relaxing classical themes arranged for the intermediate pianist. The haunting theme from George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue sits alongside Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein and Copland’s Simple Gifts in addition to ever popular favourites including Faure’s Pavane, Satie’s Gymnopédie no 1 and selections from Prokofieff’s music to the ballet, Romeo and Juliet. This is a collection of pieces suitable for all occasions that you will want to leave on the piano and enjoy over and over again.
"The music is pianistically written and there's enough variety across the entire series to suit all tastes. They would be valuable as tuneful sight-reading material for the advanced student, too."
- T. Albinoni: Adagio - J.S. Bach: Air on a g String - Goldberg Variations: Aria - L. Bernstein: West Side Story: Somewhere - B. Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin - A. Copland: Simple Figts: Like a prayer - C. Debuss: Clair de lune - L. Delibes: Coppelia: Waltz - E. Elgar: Chanson de Matin - D. Ellington: Solitude - G. Faure: Pavane - G. Finzi: Eclogue - G. Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F - Rhapsody in Blue: Theme - W. Hudson/E.de Lange/I. Mills: Moonglow - K. Jenkins: The Peacemakers: Solitude - K. Jenkins: Songs of Sanctuary: Adiemus - E. Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans Suite: Eliza Aria - A. Khachaturian: Sparticus & Phrygia: Adagio - Z. Kodaly: Concerto for Orchestra: Largo - J. MacMillan: Barncleupédie - P. Maxwll Davies: Calm Water: Stevie's ferry to Hoy - P. Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness - J. Pachelbel: Canon in D - S. Prokofieff: Rome and Juliet: Madrigal - Balcony Scene - S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Cconcerto No. 2: Theme from third movement - S. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini: Variation 18 - E. Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 - D. Shostakovich: Fall of Berlin: In the garen - D. Schostakovich: Gadfly: Romance - D. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2: Theme from second movement - I. Stravinsky: Le Baiser de la Fée: The fairy's kiss
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