Sheet Music

Consolation in G flat major (from Venturing Beyond)

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

From VENTURING BEYOND, this is Consolation in G-flat - the only early-intermediate piano piece in G-flat major of which I (the composer) am aware.

Live performance given at Indiana University by the composer (without repeat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LewtulRgOw
Link to purchase entire Venturing Beyond volume: https://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-226266_venturing_beyond.html

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

In common usage, consolation refers to the act of comforting someone in a time of loss. The term became associated with music when the Hungarian Romantic composer Franz Liszt composed six nocturne-like pieces entitled Consolations. In keeping with the definition of the word, this piece should be played with a gentle, but steady touch—you may approach the portato figures (the staccatos under slurs) as if you were patting someone on the back while comforting them.
Skills employed in this piece:
* Reading in heavily flat key signatures
* Portato articulation in both single-note passages and chords
* Legato touch in both hands
* Execution of parallel thirds (LH)

<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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