Sheet Music

Arioso in D sharp minor (from Venturing Beyond)

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

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

Link to purchase entire Venturing Beyond volume: https://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-226266_venturing_beyond.html

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

The word “arioso” means “in the manner of an aria,” a selection for solo voice with orchestra (usually part of an opera) with an expressive melody that shows off the singer’s abilities. Thus, in this piece, the right hand should always project more than the left, and some additional rubato is appropriate.
Skills employed in this piece:
*Reading in heavily sharp keys with double-sharps
*Cantabile playing in the RH
*Traditional melodic ornamentation in the RH
*Executing smooth LH arpeggiations that may exceed normal hand span

<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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