J. S. Bach - First Book for Pianists - Book/CD (Palmer)
The First Book for Pianists by Scott Price. By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For solo piano. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions. Baroque and Method. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Collection and examples CD. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20854).
ISBN 0739022377. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Baroque and Method. 9x12 inches.
As with all Alfred masterwork Editions, the 13 selections of this book appear in their original, unsimplified forms. Menuets, marches, musettes and preludes comprise this carefully edited volume for early-intermediate pianists. Background material describes dance forms, ornamentation and dotted rhythms. Editorial indications for tempi, dynamics and articulations appear in gray print, and are based on scholarly research. It provides a valuable introduction to the keyboard works of this master composer. Pianist Scott Price has beautifully recorded all the pieces in the book, included on Compact Disc.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 2-4.
About SMP Level 4 (Intermediate)
Introduction of 4-note chords and sixteenth notes. Hand movement covering 2 to 3 octaves.