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Novellas, Book 1 (2nd Ed.)

Seven Original Solos for the Developing Artist

by Tom Gerou

Late Intermediate

2nd Edition—Contains new piece “La bella tentazione” (The Beautiful Temptation

TGM00021

The Novellas are composed in a variety of contemporary styles, offering unique technical challenges for study while providing musically satisfying and appealing performance pieces. The compositions are carefully created to challenge the pianist with  the most well-crafted pieces possible. Reminiscent of 19th-century character pieces, they provide interesting musical development and complexity while remaining short (similar to treatment of musical ideas in a sonatina). Some pieces have descriptive titles, others are open to interpretation, but each conveys some form of musical narrative that is both satisfying and rewarding.

Novellas, Books 1 and 2 come highly recommended. This series is a valuable library addition for the teacher who is looking for performance pieces in contemporary styles that will both inspire and motivate students. Moreover, these pieces serve as an exceptional example of accessible twenty-first century compositions that are artistic, as well as musically exciting.”—CAPMT Connect: The Journal of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers , Fall 2021 • Volume 6, Number 2, Gail Lew, Reviewer

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Menuetto al fresco

 

Moto perpetuo

 

The Spice of Life

 

La vie élégante 

 

A hui hou (Until We Meet Again)

 

La bella tentazione (The Beautiful Temptation)

 

Vaudvillium

 

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Novellas, Books 1 and 2 come highly recommended. This series is a valuable library addition for the teacher who is looking for performance pieces in contemporary styles that will both inspire and motivate students. Moreover, these pieces serve as an exceptional example of accessible twenty-first century compositions that are artistic, as well as musically exciting.”—CAPMT Connect: The Journal of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers , Fall 2021 • Volume 6, Number 2

“Tom Gerou’s Novellas offer fresh and surprising perspectives…Both volumes expose students to a variety of styles of piano playing outside the traditional canon…character pieces in styles that are not typically assigned to students of the piano. Gerou’s treatment of harmony…is essentially tonal with contemporary sounds, and not aurally complex. They would delight anyone who wants to explore alternative repertoire.”—Piano Magazine, Autumn 2022

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Weight 3.6 oz
Dimensions 9 × .01 × 12 in
Level

Late Intermediate

Pages

24

Item

TMG00021

ISBN 13

978-1-7923-6770-0

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