Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.
SEARCH

GO

Include Song Search?
Include Instant Print Items?
You always provide wonderful service and have an easy to use site. -Rebecca Wilkinson
  • Departments
  • Instruments
  • Ensembles
  • Resources
  • Specials
  • About Us

Portraits For Piano

by Bonnie Von Reis Doe

Product Details
  • Publisher:

    Neil A. Kjos Music Company

  • Publisher Item #:

    WP563

  • Prima Music Item #:

    KJ21342213

  • Series:

    Kjos Piano Collections and Solos

  • Composed by:

    Bonnie Von Reis Doe

  • Instrument:

    Piano, Piano Solo

  • Number of Pages: 20
  • Ensemble:

    Piano Solo

  • Level:

    Late Intermediate

  • Format:

    Collection / Songbook, Sheet Music

Price: $4.95
Login for discount
Quantity 
IN STOCK - 2 available
Usually ships in 1 business day
Description
By Bonnie Von Reis Doe. For piano. Late Intermediate. Collection. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP563).ISBN 849796970.

This collection of pieces reflects my fascination with harmonies, chord qualities and progressions, and how a simple change can profoundly alter the emotional effect of a motif or theme. It is hardly a new concept that the 88 keys of the piano are analogous to an artist's palette, and that both offer virtually limitless combinations of color. Some composers have even expressed this idea by choosing specific colors for certain notes or keys. It is this concept that prompted me to try to "paint" a portrait of each of my grandchildren with music. Each piece reflects the principal personality traits of one of my grandchildren. What surprised me most was how easily all the pieces came together; they seemed to write themselves! In general, these pieces were composed with young people in mind. There are some technical challenges, but all are stepping stones to more advanced works. The challenges are short in length and can be very rewarding when mastered. Many of the motifs are only a measure long and can be played with lots of rubato, allowing the performer a feeling of freedom and self-expression. All the pieces leave plenty of room for interpretation, so that each performer can make them his or her own. Today's composers have an incredible wealth of ideas at their disposal. In this collection you will hear a variety of elements drawn from all periods of music. Many of my harmonies and melodies are derived from the intervallic relationships and tone colors of the medieval modes. Fantasia utilizes segments of a Hungarian mode, as well as fragments of symmetrical scales that are popular in the jazz idiom. Oriental pentatonic clusters are found in measure 18, and the ending consists of an arpeggio of ascending fifths a more modern touch. All of these features give the piece an exotic and mysterious tonality. My harmonic language has also been influenced by 20th century composers such as Sergei Prokofieff, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinski and Vincent Persichetti. Quartal harmony, so prevalent in the music of these composers and in jazz, can be heard in Impromptu. I especially like the way jazz great Bill Evans used harmony. His influence, for example, is evident in the secundal harmonies found in Waltz and Fantasia. In Toccata the jazz rhythms of the introduction and ending create a "classical jazz" feeling, which is one of my favorite styles of music. As a teacher, I'm always aware of lessons that can be taught through performance music. The simple folk-like melody heard in Landler's progresses through 11 minor keys. This offers a great basic theory lesson. The student can bracket and name each modulation and learn from this example how scale and arpeggio training is directly applicable to the music he or she plays.

Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Series: Kjos Piano Collections and Solos

Publisher Item #: WP563

Composer: Bonnie Von Reis Doe

Instrument: Piano, Piano Solo, Level: Late Intermediate, Format: Collection / Songbook, Sheet Music

Ensemble: Piano Solo

Frequently Purchased Together
Portraits For Piano
+
Qualities of Light
+
Three Close Friends, Op. 182 (1p,6h)
This item: Portraits For Piano
Qualities of Light
Three Close Friends, Op. 182 (1p,6h)
Price for all three:
Customers Who Purchased This Item Also Purchased
FJH Piano Solo: Sneaking Cookies Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: Sneaking Cookies
Themes from Great Symphonies Sheet Music
Themes from Great Symphonies
Off To The Races! Sheet Music
Off To The Races!
Three Close Friends, Op. 182 (1p,6h) Sheet Music
Three Close Friends, Op. 182 (1p,6h)
Canon in D - Pachelbel, Johann - Arr. by Palmer Sheet Music
Canon in D - Pachelbel, Johann - Arr. by Palmer
Let It Go (from Frozen) - Showcase Solos Pops Intermediate - Level 5 Sheet Music
Let It Go (from Frozen) - Showcase Solos Pops Intermediate - Level 5
Pal Joey Sheet Music
Pal Joey
FJH Piano Solo: Itasca Sunrise Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: Itasca Sunrise
Planetary Delight Sheet Music
Planetary Delight
FJH Piano Solo: Moonlight Fantasy Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: Moonlight Fantasy
Qualities of Light Sheet Music
Qualities of Light
FJH Piano Solo: The Little Robot Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: The Little Robot
FJH Piano Solo: So Goes the Moon Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: So Goes the Moon
FJH Contemporary Keyboard: Preludes - Volume 2 (Late Intermediate/Advanced) Sheet Music
FJH Contemporary Keyboard: Preludes - Volume 2 (Late Intermediate/Advanced)
FJH Piano Solo: Nuts & Bolts Sheet Music
FJH Piano Solo: Nuts & Bolts
Popular Items from the Kjos Piano Collections and Solos Series
Sonatina Prima (1p,4h) Sheet Music
Sonatina Prima (1p,4h)
It Takes Two (1p,4h) Sheet Music
It Takes Two (1p,4h)
Country Charms Sheet Music
Country Charms
Postcards From Abroad Sheet Music
Postcards From Abroad
Denver Sonatina Sheet Music
Denver Sonatina
Five Preludes Sheet Music
Five Preludes
Frisky Business Sheet Music
Frisky Business
Seven Scenes Sheet Music
Seven Scenes
Christmas Celebrations Sheet Music
Christmas Celebrations
Dixieland Duos Sheet Music
Dixieland Duos
To Climb A Tall Tree Sheet Music
To Climb A Tall Tree
Sea Life (Primer/Level One) Sheet Music
Sea Life (Primer/Level One)
Tidings of Joy (CD)
Tidings of Joy (CD)
Roundup Ranch Sheet Music
Roundup Ranch
Baroque Encores Sheet Music
Baroque Encores
These Items are On Sale Today
25% off
Rustling Aspen Leaves (4) Sheet Music
Rustling Aspen Leaves (4)
25% off
Great Halloween Getaway (4) Sheet Music
Great Halloween Getaway (4)
25% off
Sonatine (4) Sheet Music
Sonatine (4)
25% off
Whistle Down the Wind Sheet Music
Whistle Down the Wind
25% off
Bastien Piano For Adults - Piano For Adults - Book 2 (Book & 2-CD) Sheet Music
Bastien Piano For Adults - Piano For Adults - Book 2 (Book & 2-CD)
25% off
Bastien Piano Basics - Theory & Technic For The Young Beginner - Primer B Sheet Music
Bastien Piano Basics - Theory & Technic For The Young Beginner - Primer B
25% off
Gypsy Sheet Music
Gypsy
25% off
Sonatina Favorites - Book 2 (5) Sheet Music
Sonatina Favorites - Book 2 (5)
25% off
Older Beginner Piano Library - Favorite Melodies The World Over - Level 2 Sheet Music
Older Beginner Piano Library - Favorite Melodies The World Over - Level 2
25% off
My Best Friend Sheet Music
My Best Friend
25% off
Bastien Piano Library - Sight Reading - Level 1 Sheet Music
Bastien Piano Library - Sight Reading - Level 1
25% off
May Day Celebration (3) Sheet Music
May Day Celebration (3)
25% off
Bastien Piano Library - Piano Lessons - Level 4 Sheet Music
Bastien Piano Library - Piano Lessons - Level 4
25% off
Czerny And Hanon For The Intermediate Grades (6) Sheet Music
Czerny And Hanon For The Intermediate Grades (6)
25% off
Bastien Piano Basics - Performance - Level 3 Sheet Music
Bastien Piano Basics - Performance - Level 3
You May Like These Selections
Piano Exam Pieces 2013 & 2014, Grade 1 Sheet Music
Piano Exam Pieces 2013 & 2014, Grade 1
Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Fun Book Complete Level 1 (1A/1B) Sheet Music
Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Fun Book Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)
Hymns For Piano - Book 2 (3) Sheet Music
Hymns For Piano - Book 2 (3)
Aria for Left Hand Sheet Music
Aria for Left Hand
Light 'n' Bright Sheet Music
Light 'n' Bright
Stars and Stripes Forever! (1 piano, 6 hands) Sheet Music
Stars and Stripes Forever! (1 piano, 6 hands)
Danza Americana (2p,4h) Sheet Music
Danza Americana (2p,4h)
Theory Time - Grade 5 Workbook Sheet Music
Theory Time - Grade 5 Workbook
Accelerated Piano Adventures - Christmas Book 1 Sheet Music
Accelerated Piano Adventures - Christmas Book 1
1st Duet Book for Little Jacks and Jills Sheet Music
1st Duet Book for Little Jacks and Jills
Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 1
Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 1
Jewish Festival & Folk Songs, Book 4 Sheet Music
Jewish Festival & Folk Songs, Book 4
Caribbean Blue Sheet Music
Caribbean Blue
Technical Requirements for Piano (2015 Edition) - Level 2 Sheet Music
Technical Requirements for Piano (2015 Edition) - Level 2
Piano Adventures - Sightreading Book - Primer Level Sheet Music
Piano Adventures - Sightreading Book - Primer Level

FREE NEWSLETTER SAFE AND SECURE PAYMENT OPTIONS STAY CONNECTED
Receive Exclusive Member Savings
Click to verify Prima Music's BBB accreditation.
Prima Music - The Sheet Music Choice of Music Teachers Worldwide
Prima Music Facebook Page - The Sheet Music Choice of Music Teachers Worldwide Prima Music Twitter Page - The Sheet Music Choice of Music Teachers Worldwide
Prima Music - The Sheet Music Choice of Music Teachers Worldwide
© Copyright 2019 Mitchell Commerce Corporation - All rights reserved Policies - Terms & Conditions - Privacy