Piano Duets: American Composers

Michael Aston
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The volume includes arrangements of celebrated chamber and orchestral works alongside original duets, in a survey of prominent composers and styles from the USA. It reflects the indigenous influences of jazz, ragtime, and folk music, and of European styles and genres. Authoritative and expertly edited, the collection is designed for intermediate pianists (Grades 5-7) and includes an historical and technical commentary on every piece.


  • Aaron Copland: Walk to the Bunkhouse from film suite Red Pony
  • Charles Ives: Finale from Second Symphony
  • Virgil Thomson: Blues from The Plow that Broke the Plains
  • George Gershwin: Promenade (or Walking the Dog) fromShall We Dance)
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Dance Cubaine from Ojos Criollos
  • Scott Joplin: Bethena Waltz
  • Henry F. Gilbert: Delphine from Three American Dances
  • Libby Larsen: A Day: Prelude/Postlude

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193391710
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 80
Publication Date: 23/10/2014
Barcode: 0
Format: 311x232
Voices: 2-5
Force: Piano 4 hands
Level of difficulty: B-C


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