Toil and trouble

Giles SwayneGZ056
Double-bass and piano | Grade 8-Diploma technical level | Duration: 8 minutes

Two contrasted concert pieces.

Underground is unaccompanied and dark in character; Perpetual motion, which has a piano accompaniment, is like a jerky Heath Robinson machine. Both pieces exploit the sonorities and possibilities of the double bass in an adventurous and exciting way.

 

  • Underground
  • Perpetual motion

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Creepy–crawlies

Giles SwayneGZ057
Viola and Piano | Grades 2-4 technical level

Seven pieces which exploit the viola’s wide range of colour and character in portrait–studies of crawling creatures in all their fascinating variety.

  • The ingenious Spider
  • The elegant Snail
  • The obliging Worm
  • The workaholic Ant
  • The mysterious Woodlouse
  • The savage Centipede
  • The insatiable Caterpillar

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Ten Terrible Tunes

Giles SwayneGZ058
Piano | Grade 2-4 technical level

Ten contrasting pieces which encourage the young pianist to express moods and characters of many kinds. Although technically easier they are similar in approach to the same composer’s Scrap–book GZ 001. The sixth piece, Whistling Tune, is included in Spectrum 4, an international collection of miniatures for piano, compiled by Thalia Myers and published by the Associated Board under licence from Gonzaga Music.

Ten Terrible Tunes was a set work performed at the 2012 Contemporary Keyboard Weekend at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin, Paris

  • Catchy Tune
  • Silly Tune
  • Scary Tune
  • Ring Tune
  • Posh Tune
  • Whistling Tune
  • Pop Tune
  • Hymn Tune
  • Sleepy Tune
  • Cheeky Tune

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Creepy–crawlies

Giles SwayneGZ069
Cello and piano | Grades 2-4 technical level

Seven light-hearted but carefully written pieces (arranged by the composer from the version for viola) which offer a wide range of colour, character and technique in these portrait-studies of creeping and crawling creatures.

  • The ingenious Spider
  • The elegant Snail
  • The obliging Worm
  • The workaholic Ant
  • The mysterious Woodlouse
  • The savage Centipede
  • The insatiable Caterpillar

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Three Sketches

Peter CameronGZ071
Trumpet and piano | Grades 5-7 technical level

Three contrasted and tuneful pieces by this well-known trumpeter and highly respected teacher of brass instruments. Troika creates the atmosphere of a ride in a sleigh drawn by frisky horses; A winter stroll is a gentle melody which exploits the trumpet’s lyrical side; and OK Run, Val d’Isère is a romp. All three pieces are beautifully written for the instrument, and stretch the player’s technical ablity.

  • Troika
  • A winter stroll
  • OK Run, Val d’Isère

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