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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

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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 Number: WP563

Composer: Bonnie Von Reis Doe

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

Ensemble: Piano Solo

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