Barbara Arens (*1960) Piano Vivace – Piano Tranquillo
15 Sunny Pieces – 15 Relaxing Pieces [pno]
52 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 220 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18512-4 | Saddle Stitch
Lively? Quiet? Why not have both at once!
Piano Vivace – Piano Tranquillo is the name of the new music book just released by our successful author Barbara Arens. It's a book that's divided in two: turn it upside down and you can start on either side. Grouped around the two basic moods “Vivace” and “Tranquillo,” the finely honed pieces range from easy to medium difficulty. There are 15 pieces in each group, no piece longer than two pages. The miniatures transform places, activities or even lemon sherbet into musical images, with highly varied rhythms and recurring patterns of motions. Whether ragtime or blues, Rio or Hofbräuhaus, “Rush Hour” or “Time to Relax” – the rich selection reflects many atmospheric shadings between “tranquillo” and “vivace”. The pieces should be a delight both for young keyboard artists and for adults getting themselves back into shape after a longer absence from the piano.
“Lucky for piano pupils to have a teacher who composes pieces like this! The Tranquillo pieces are soothing, relaxing and very pleasant to play. The Vivace ones are light-hearted and upbeat. This is a lovely volume that will appeal to teenagers and adult returners.”
(Fiona Lau, Music Teacher)
|1.01 Garden Party||(Vivace)|
|1.02 Rush Hour||(Vivace)|
|1.04 Lemon Sherbet Rag||(Vivace)|
|1.05 Sunny Day||(Vivace)|
|1.06 Bach’s Cha Cha||(Vivace)|
|1.07 Off the Wall||(Vivace)|
|1.08 Fresh Start||(Vivace)|
|1.13 Window Shopping||(Vivace)|
|1.14 Cantering by a Brook||(Vivace)|
|1.15 Rolling Downhill||(Vivace)|
|2.01. Piano Peace||(Tranquillo)|
|2.02. The Simple Life||(Tranquillo)|
|2.04. In Summer||(Tranquillo)|
|2.06. Song without Lyrics||(Tranquillo)|
|2.07. Floating on Air||(Tranquillo)|
|2.08. Peace within||(Tranquillo)|
|2.09. Old Franconian Blues||(Tranquillo)|
|2.10. Slow down||(Tranquillo)|
|2.11. Blue Sky||(Tranquillo)|
|2.12. Sailing on a Lake||(Tranquillo)|
|2.13. Time to Relax||(Tranquillo)|
|2.15. Sweet Dreams||(Tranquillo)|
In the sunny side of Piano Vivace / Piano Tranquillo you’ll ﬁnd 15 upbeat, light-hearted pieces to help you to express your good mood and joy of living. The use of ﬁngering is generous, as my students ﬁnd it helps greatly when sight-reading. In case you’re not familiar with some of the musical expressions used, you can look them up on the next page.
Wishing you sparkling hours of enjoyment with Piano Vivace!
In the blue side of Piano Vivace / Piano Tranquillo you’ll discover 15 soothing, calming, meditative compositions that will let you relax. A little Swing, a bit of Blues; lyrical, romantic – you’ll ﬁnd different styles and varying degrees of difficulty.
The use of ﬁngering is generous, as my students ﬁnd it helps greatly when sight-reading. In case you’re not familiar with some of the musical expressions used, you can look them up on the next page.
Wishing you hours of relaxation with Piano Tranquillo!
Sometimes my students arrive for their piano lesson and are SO stressed out! School, work, or life in general has left them exhausted, with no energy or will to work on their Beethoven or Kabalevsky. Then we plunge into a calming piano piece – and it works wonders!
But then again we all have days when we’re absolutely bursting with energy and the joy of living – and it’s so invigorating to immerse yourself in a really lively piece! That’s what this rather unusual book is for – to allow you to “chill” or to energize. Both sides begin with very easy pieces and progress in difficulty.
Hoping this book will help enable you to express your mood of the moment in music!
Barbara Arens, Dettelbach, Spring 2016