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Lament in F sharp minor (from Venturing Beyond)

SM-000356645
Composer
Nicole DiPaolo
Publisher
Nicole DiPaolo
Genre
Classical / Instrumental
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
F sharp minor
Duration
1'15"
Difficulty
Easy
Year of composition
2013

Description
From VENTURING BEYOND, this is Lament in F# minor!

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

Notes on the composition:

Particularly in the Baroque era (roughly 1650-1750), the “lament bass” was a very popular musical idea that composers would use to express sadness or lost love. In a lament bass, the bass notes descend a half-step at a time between the tonic (or home note) and the dominant (a fourth below it). In this piece, try to create a singing line in the left hand, particularly when it begins the lament bass pattern in mm. 5.
Skills employed in this piece:
* Chord voicing in the RH
* Reading in moderately sharp keys with E# and B#
* Beginning polyphony in both hands
* Navigating basic metrical dissonance - groups of 2 against the 3/4 meter

Notes on the collection:

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: 10 May 2019
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