A superb collection of works for piano from a truly iconic composer, including ‘Raindrop’ Prelude and the ‘Tristesse’ Etude in E.
The selection of music within this songbook is taken from ‘Smooth Classics – The Ultimate Collection’ album, Classic FM’s superb collection of the most relaxing and indulgent classical tracks, on 3 CDs.
I think it’s fantastic to have some of these hits from one of our most loved shows gathered together for people to enjoy and play themselves, carefully arranged for easy to intermediate level. In particular I love Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’, and the first movement from Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’. I hope you enjoy attempting to master the pieces within the book as much as I have.
John Brunning, Classic FM
Smooth Classics for Piano Solo is not affiliated with the Associated Board grade system but as a guide, it is aimed at anyone who is around grades 3 to 5.
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata 1st movt
Saint-Saens – Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Brahms – Waltz in A-flat
Faure – Pavane
Vivaldi - Guitar concerto in D 2nd movt
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Borodin – Notturno from String Quartet no.2
Rimsky Korsakov – The young prince and the young princess from Scheherazade
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Handel - Air from Water Music Suite
Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe
Ungar – Ashokan Farewell
Gow – War Song
Arranged for intermediate-level piano solo by John Kember