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Novellas, Book 2 (2nd Ed.)

Six Original Solos for the Developing Artist

by Tom Gerou

Early Advanced

2nd Edition—Contains new piece “La barca di Cléopâtre” (Cleopatra’s Barge)

TGM00022

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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Petit parley

 

Evening on the River Nile

 

Folie á deux

 

Arioso varié

 

Tango ritornello

 

La barca di Cléopâtre

 

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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
SKU

TMG00022

Level

Early Advanced

Pages

24

ISBN 13

978-1-7923-6771-7

1 review for Novellas, Book 2 (2nd Ed.)

  1. Nicole B. (verified owner)

    My students and I absolutely love the selection of pieces in Tom Gerou’s new Novellas Book 2. Taking us on a journey from the Middle-ages to the high seas, Tom continues to impress with his expansive knowledge, artistic ability, and unique styling. One of the students favorites is “Evening on the River Nile” which catapults the mind into such wonderful places of imagery allowing students’ imaginations to soar. From descriptive character pieces to rhythmically challenging pieces – this book has it all.

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