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The Prayer

This is the beautiful piano solo classical crossover song  by David Foster and Carol Bayer Sager written in the key of F major with a delicate melodic line over a flowing bass and intended for the late intermediate pianist.  ...

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I Can Only Imagine

This is  my arrangement  (in D major and C major)  of Bart Millard’s  ” I Can Only Imagine”  the lead vocalist in the Christian band  “Mercy Me”.  This beautiful song was inspired by his father’s death and reflects what it...

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Sketches of Summer

“Sketches of Summer” is a impressionistic piano solo written in the key of C major intended for the intermediate to late intermediate pianist and perfect of weddings.    ...

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A Thousand Years

This is “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri  arranged in the key of G major for the intermediate to late intermediate pianist with vocals and chords, and perfect for weddings.  ...

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Diamonds in the Sand

“Diamonds in the Sand” is a impressionistic piano piece with optional flute & bells written in C major,  intended for the intermediate pianist and perfect for weddings....

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Autumn Love

“Autumn Love” is a delicate impressionistic piano solo written in the key of C major intended for the intermediate to late intermediate pianist, and perfect for weddings....

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Clarinet Concerto Theme

This is Mozart’s beautiful theme from his “Clarinet Concerto” ( intended for the intermediate to late intermediate pianist)  arranged in the key of C major for solo piano and also clarinet, flute & piano in B flat,  perfect for weddings.   ...

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Catherine’s Dance

This is a delicate piano solo written in the key of G major with two against three rhythmic patterns, use of rubato and rich melodic phrases  intended for the late intermediate pianist....

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Mia & Sebastian’s

This is my arrangement of the lyrical theme “Mia & Sebastian’s Theme” ( from the movie La La Land), written  with an arpeggiated ending and intended for the late intermediate pianist.  YOU TUBE VIDEO...

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Morning Reverie

“Morning Reverie” is a delicate piano solo with optional flute & strings written in F major with alternating decorations and  two against three rhythmic pattern....

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Over the Rainbow

This is my arrangement of Harold Arlen’s lyrical piece “Over the Rainbow” (from “The Wizard of Oz”), written in the key of C major for solo piano with optional oboe, flute, strings & hand bells, and great for the late intermediate student....

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Beethoven & Elise

This is my arrangement of Beethoven’s “For Elise” with the original theme surrounded by alternate episodes in the key of C major.  “Beethoven & Elise: is a beautiful rondo intended of the late intermediate pianist....

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O Mio Babbino Caro

This is one of Puccini’s most lyrical and beautiful arias (“O Mio Babbino Caro”) from the Opera “Gianni Schicchi” arranged in the key of C major for solo piano with optional flute and strings.  The late intermediate pianist should play...

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Waltz in A Minor

This beautiful, romantic waltz by Chopin is arranged with a seamless bass line to be played in a flowing manner and a melody line utilizing decorative ornaments with fingerings added for the late intermediate student....

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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

This is a beautiful hymn composed by John Wyeth written in the key of G major with optional flute and strings.  “Come, thou fount of every blessing” is a great piece for the intermediate pianist.  ...

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Solfeggietto

This is a polyphonic short piano piece written in the key of C minor with a Baroque style, composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in 1766.  “Solfeggietto is a perfect piece for the level 4-5 student. SEE STUDENT VIDEO Solfeggietto

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In the Garden

This is a charming gospel hymn arranged in the key of G major with an arpeggiated base line written by the American songwriter,  Austin Miles and first published in 1912.  “In the Garden” is a great piece for the level 4-5 pianist.                                       ...

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Reverie

This is Debussy’s beautiful “Reverie” written in 1890 with a dream like motif which recurs and evolves with rich textures , exotic harmonies and  two against three rhythms in the key of F major.  “Reverie” is a great impressionistic solo...

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Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

This is a French Christmas carol arranged in the key of F major for piano with optional flute and treble clef hand bells ( originally  written in 1553) and great for the intermediate student....

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Silhouettes

This is a delicate piano piece with optional oboe and a  tender middle section singing over a soft chord bass line written in the key of a minor.  “Silhouettes” is a great piece for the level 4-5 pianist.  ...

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River Flows

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Cristofori’s Dream

This is a beautiful piece by David Lanz arranged for violin, cello, and piano by my students Li ann and Jillian.     Cristoforis Dream

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Dancing beneath a Crystal Moonlight

This is a lyrical piano solo with optional flute I wrote with a reoccurring theme in the key of G major alternating with the relative minor.  “Dancing beneath a Crystal Moonlight” is a great piece for the late intermediate student....

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In Love

“In Love” is a elegant and romantic piano piece with optional flute written in the key of F major.  The intermediate to late intermediate pianist should strive for  sustained eight note passages in the left hand with subtle dynamic  changes  in the melodic line.  ...

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A Graceful Dawn

” A Graceful Dawn” is a delicate piano solo intended for a intermediate student , written in the key of C major with grace notes and legato phrases to be played in seamless manner portraying  a quiescent dawn.  ...

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Gymnopedie No. 1

This is the first of three short piano compositions published in Paris in 1888 and written by the French composer Erik Satie.  “Gymnopedie” no. 1 is a gentle melancholic  piece in the key of D major with a progression of beautiful mild dissonances  … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom

“Pearls of Wisdom” is a gentle and lyrical piano/vocal duet in the key of G major intended for the level 4-5 pianist.  ...

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Christmas Bells

  “Christmas Bells” is my arrangement of Johnny Marks beautiful Christmas carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” written for piano with optional hand bells and flute in the key of F major and great for the late intermediate pianist.  ...

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Rhapsody on A Theme of Paganini

Arranged in the key of C major for flute and piano, this is my arrangement of Sergei Rachmanioff’s beautiful “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” (variation 18″).This piece has a flute part which compliments the main theme with a fugal...

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Elegant Impromptu

“Elegant Impromptu” is my arrangement of the cantabile and lyrical middle section of Frederic Chopin’s “Fantasie-Impromptu” written in the key of C major.  The intermediate to late pianist will enjoy it’s rich harmonies and evolving sustained melody which fades into...

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Portraits of Paris

“Portraits of Paris” is a delicate piano solo with a touch of synthesizer in the key of A major capturing a impressionistic style, and ending with a free flowing cadenza.  The late intermediate pianist should strive for a rich tone...

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Prelude b minor by Morovsky:

Prelude b minor: This prelude in b minor written by Morovsky has a beautifully ominous melody in the left hand and is great for a level 4-5 student. Download Prelude-in-b-minor

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Diamonds & Lace

“Diamonds & Lace” is a delicate and reflective piece I wrote for flute and piano in the key of C major, requiring the intermediate pianist to maintain a rich and smooth legato as the melody glides from the left hand...

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A Summer Seascape

“A Summer Seascape” is a beautiful impressionistic piano solo written in the key of A major.  The late intermediate student should portray the contrasts in dynamics and bring out voicing in the right hand....

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Sonata Opus 49 No. 2

Sonata Opus 49 No. 2: This is an impressive Sonata (Allegro) by Beethoven in the key of G Major requiring the intermediate student to play with a crisp yet fluent articulation. The student should give close attention to the quarter … Continue reading

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Prelude b minor

Prelude b minor: This expressive prelude contains a lot of melodic rubato with it’s arpeggiated chords and melody in the left hand. The level 4-5 student should give much attention to dynamics and phrasing Prelude in b minor Op. 28, … Continue reading

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Petite Etude

Schumann-op68-14-Petite-Etude-let Petite Etude: An expressive and arpeggiated piece requiring much phrasing and movement, containing subtle harmonic changes which quickly resolve. This is a rewarding piece in G Major for an intermediate student.  

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Sonatine 1 Allegro let Kuhlau

Sonatine 1 Allegro let Kuhlau: This is a rewarding sonatina containing a alberti bass in the left hand in the key of C major and brief modulations to c minor with a triplet pattern in the right hand. The intermediate … Continue reading

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Fur Elise

Fur Elise: An excellent example of a Rondo form (abaca) set in the key of a minor over an arpeggiated bass which alternates from a minor to E Major. This piano solo by Beethoven has a beautiful two octave chromatic … Continue reading

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Ballade

Ballade:   This piano ballad is in the key of c minor and begins and ends with the melody in the left hand and alternates to the right hand in a beautiful middle section. The melody line should resonate over … Continue reading

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La Pastorale

La-Pastorale Download La Pastorale: An excellent piece for voicing, the student should bring out the melody in the right hand over a constant left hand and use different fingers on repeated notes in the left hand. This is good piece for … Continue reading

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Arabesque

Arabesque: This is a fast piece in the key of a minor and requires a lot of articulation . The student should follow exact fingering in measures 24-26. This is a good level 4 piece. Arabesque Burgmuller

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Schumann Traumerei

Schumann Traumerei: This delicate piece in the key of F major by Robert Schumann reflects images of childhood. This was also a encore piece performed by Vladimir Horowitz and is great for the intermediate student.

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Kinderscenen

Kinderscenen Download Kinderscenen: This is a favorite of Schumann’s compositions with a playful harmonic structure that is deceptively simple and good for a mature pianist. Vladimir Horowitz used this work as an encore piece.  

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Harmony of the Angels

Harmony of the Angels: A pleasing and tender arpeggiated piano solo by Burgmuller in the key of G Major.  The level 4-5 student should glide smoothly from the left hand to the right hand.  SEE STUDENT VIDEO Download Harmony-of-the-Angels

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Clair De Lune

Clair de Lune: This is my arrangement in the key of C Major of Claude Debussy’s famous “Clair De Lune” which was originally written in 1890.  This is a expressive piece containing suspended harmonies and arpeggiated chords characteristic of  impressionism.  The...

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Blue Angel Boogie Woogie

Blue Angle Boogie Woogie: A lively blues piano piece with a boogie bass line requiring the late intermediate student to play with great fluency and rhythmic virtuosity.  While the bass has a steady ostinato the right hand travels with many...

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Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: This is an arrangement of Sergei Rachmanioff’s beautiful Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini (variation 18) . I arranged this in the key of C Major for both solo piano or optional violin and piano....

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In The Moment

In the Moment: Is an intermediate piano solo written in the key of A Major with rich arpeggios and use of rubato.  It is great for a level 5-6 student.  ...

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Photographs

Photographs: Is a lyrical piano solo with a ternary form in the key of G Major with a 6/8 time signature and perfect for a level 5-6 student.  ...

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Where The Wind Blows

Where the Wind Blows: Is a very expressive piece using a lot of rubato, dynamics, counterpoint, and written in a minor for students level 5 through 6....

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Toccata Rag

Toccata Rag: This lively piece reflects a ragtime style with its syncopated melody over a steady bass line and combines with freestyle passages typical in a toccata form. The intermediate pianist should play with dexterity and technique, accenting the beats...

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Jingle Jangle Boogie

Jingle Jangle Boogie: This traditional popular holiday piece was written by James Lord Pierpont and published in 1857.  Jingle bells is brought to life with a fun “boogie” bass line and great for the intermediate student....

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Vienna Snowfall

Vienna Snowfall: This is a delicate piece utilizing a three note motive and descending thirds with changes in time signature to reflect a soft transforming snowfall . Vienna Snowfall is a great piece for a level 4-5 student....

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First Christmas Snow

First Christmas Snow: A delicate piano solo in the key of D Major with meter changes depicting winter’s first snowfall. This seasonal piece is great for the level 4-5 student....

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Valentine’s Arabesque

Valentine’s Arabesque: This lyrical piano solo, intended for the intermediate student, is written in the aeolian mode with a rondo form that contains a beautiful two against three note pattern....

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Ireland Reverie

Ireland Reverie: This soft melancholic piece is in the key of d minor and has a rich Irish quality containing tempo changes. The intermediate student should give close attention to the voicing as the melody alternates between the right and...

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Springtime Ballad

Springtime Ballad: This is a expressive piano solo in the key of G Major with a ternary form.  The intermediate student will enjoy the pleasing middle section which portrays the beginning of Springtime blossoms....

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Surf’s Up

Surfs Up: This is a fun light blues piano solo with a lively swing rhythm written in the key of C Major and great for the intermediate student.  ...

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Summer Prayers

“Summer Prayers” This soft cantabile piano solo intended for the late intermediate student, is in the key of D flat major with changes in meter and in a rondo form.      ...

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A Soft September Breeze

“A Soft September Breeze” this delicate piano solo intended for the level 4-5 student is in the key of G major with beautiful simple melodic motifs the recur throughout the piece.      ...

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A Day At Palafox Pier

“A Day at Palafox Pier” is a  gentle piano solo in the key of G major with a soft descending two against three note pattern intended for the level 4-5 student.      ...

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O Come, O Come Immanuel

“O Come, O Come Immanuel” is my arrangement of the beautiful and evocative Christmas hymn which celebrates the advent of our holiday season and was translated to English by John Neale in 1818.  O Come,  O Come Immanuel is in...

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A Jazzy Jolly Christmas

“A Jazzy Jolly Christmas” is a traditional holiday favorite written by Johnny Marks, arranged with a fun “jazzy” bass line with swing eight notes and great for the late intermediate student.      ...

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Wishing On A Christmas Star

“Wishing on a Christmas Star” is a gentle piece arranged for voice and piano in the key of A major, but may also be played as a piano solo intended for a late intermediate student.  ...

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Heaven’s Tears

“Heaven’s Tears” is a late intermediate piano solo with triplets and second inversion chords that cascade downward into a delicate melody.  ...

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The Swan

This graceful piano piece is from Saint-Saens’ fourteen movement work entitled “Carnival of the Animals”. It is arranged with a arpeggiated bass line in the key of G major and great for a level four student.  ...

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Raindrop Etude

“Raindrop Etude” is a soft yet technical piece utilizing triplets and requiring the intermediate pianist to play with a semi detached melodic style which depicts falling raindrops.  YOUTUBE VIDEO...

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Garden Blossoms

Garden Blossoms is a charming piano solo in the key of B-flat major with a sustained melody and great for a late intermediate pianist.  ...

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Rainbow Rhapsody

Rainbow Rhapsody is a beautiful free flowing one movement piano piece in the key of E major. The late intermediate student should give close attention to the dynamics and tonal color.  ...

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Jazz Moves

“Jazz Moves” is a  lively piano piece in the key of C major reflecting  a jazz idiom and great for the intermediate student.  ...

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Timeless

This is a delicate hymn in the key of F major with an expressive melody over a broken chord accompaniment and ending with a ornately embellished free flowing cadenza. “Timeless” is a great piece for the level 4-5 pianist....

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Autumn Dreams

“Autumn Dreams” is a charming  seasonal piano solo (written in the key of C major) and reflecting our most colorful season.  The level 5 student will enjoy the recurring brisk section which fades into a gentle melody  yielding into a...

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Imagine Waterfalls

“Imagine Waterfalls” is a programmatic piano solo in a rondo form with decorated aesthetic sections depicting the cascading flow of waterfalls.  The late intermediate pianist should give close attention to the decorated turns which  begin above the principle note....

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Afternoon At Casino Beach

This is a relaxing, light-hearted piano solo I wrote in the key of C major for the intermediate student, and also in D flat major (which falls easy under the fingers)  for the late intermediate student. “Afternoon at Casino Beach”...

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Elegant Ave Maria

This is my arrangement of  “Ave Maria” which was originally brought to us by the French Romantic composer Charles Ground who created a melody to be superimposed over Bach’s Prelude no. 1.  Written in the key of E flat Major,...

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White Christmas Nocturne

This is my arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” which was first made famous by Bing Crosby’s performance on his radio show, Christmas day in 1941.  The intermediate pianist will enjoy this rich and lyrical piece in the key of...

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A Winter Wedding

This is a soft melodic vocal and piano piece in the key of D major intended for the late intermediate pianist.  Notice how the melody gently seeps upward to portray the tossing of a winter wedding bouquet.    ...

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Romance

“Romance” is a beautiful rondo written in the key of C Major combining a simple leading theme that blends with contrasting sections rich in tonal color. The intermediate pianist should strive to maintain a legato phrasing with a polyrhythmic pattern....

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Something More

This is a lyrical hymn for voice, piano, and optional flute written in the key of C Major.  The late intermediate student should play with a flowing character.  ...

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Pachelbel’s Prayer

This is a gentle medley of “Pachelbel’s Canon” (originally written in D Major) and Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” written in the key of C Major and arranged for piano with optional flute and cello.  The late intermediate pianist will enjoy this...

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Waking up in Paradise

This is a light hearted flowing piece arranged for solo piano with optional flute and strings.  The late intermediate student should maintain a consistent legato fingering with the arpeggiated chords in the left hand.  ...

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