Sheet Music

Berceuse in B major (from Venturing Beyond)

Nicole DiPaolo
Nicole DiPaolo
Classical / Instrumental
Scored for
Type of score
For a single performer
B major
Year of composition

From VENTURING BEYOND, this is Berceuse in B - the only early-intermediate piano piece in B major 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>

Berceuse is a French term meaning “lullaby,” and the gently rocking left hand in this piece calls to mind a baby being
soothed to sleep in his or her crib. Thus, the Berceuse should always be played sweetly and gently, in the way that one
would sing to a baby, and the tempo should never be rushed.
Skills employed in this piece:
*Reading in sharp keys with B# and E#
*Development of rotation in both hands
*Cantabile playing
*Achieving smoothness in 7th- and octave-leaps

<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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