Sheet Music

Albumleaf in C sharp minor (from Venturing Beyond)

Nicole DiPaolo
Nicole DiPaolo
Classical / Instrumental
Scored for
Type of score
For a single performer
C sharp minor
Year of composition

From VENTURING BEYOND, this is Albumleaf in C# minor - the only early-intermediate piano piece in C# minor of which I (the composer) am aware.

Live performance given at Indiana University by the composer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLhrozhGtQo
Link to purchase entire Venturing Beyond volume: https://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-226266_venturing_beyond.html

<i>Notes on the composition:</i>

“Albumleaf” (or “Albumblatt” in German) is a title commonly given to short pieces in the Romantic era (mid-late 19th century). This piece’s particular character is a little more Baroque in flavor, however, and it should be played nostalgically—never rushing or driving forward, but with a rock-steady bass over which the melody may ebb and flow.
Skills employed in this piece:
*Use of the melodic minor scale (B# ascending, B-natural descending)
*Breaking out of 5-finger position in both hands
*RH syncopation within cut time
*Cantabile playing and optional ornamentation

<i>Notes on the collection:</i>

VENTURING BEYOND features twenty late beginner to early intermediate-level piano solos, representing all key signatures with three or more sharps/flats (including enharmonics)--keys rarely seen in today's pedagogical piano literature for the early grades. These pieces, written in Baroque, Classical and Romantic styles, not only help acquaint students with the idea of reading "within keys," but they also introduce common musical genres of the Western Classical canon (including the scherzo, sarabande, minuet, and fugue). These short, expressive compositions--each no more than two pages in a medium-sized font and requiring no more than a major sixth reach--are also ideal for adult students who desire to play musically satisfying repertoire that is within their technical grasp, but still suitable for public and private performance.
This volume also refrains from invoking programmatic titles or content that might suggest that it is geared toward the school-age student; thus, it is ideal for student pianists of all ages, from 5 to 105! This volume is pre-formatted to print double-sided, so that each of the two-page pieces will lie on facing pages when bound and no page turns will be required."

Upload date: 09 May 2019
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