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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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Macbeth: Descriptive drama for harpsichord

John BloodGZ075
Harpsichord | Grades 6–8 technical level | Duration: 23 minutes

An instrumental drama which portrays the events, settings and characters of the Shakespeare play. In ten contrasted pieces which skilfully exploit the harpsichord’s varied registers, we hear Macbeth’s encounter with the witches, his dark broodings, and Lady Macbeth’s wily powers of persuasion – an increasingly manic Valse diabolique. The growing mayhem eventually leads to the appearance of Banquo’s ghost, and Macbeth’s defeat at the hands of Macduff. Vivid, spooky and exciting.

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