Saturday, August 19, 2017
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composer: Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921), arr. by Paul Smim
title: Romance
publisher: Edition Musicus
level: Beginner / Junior High
range: d’’ (optional g’’)
description: I always like younger students to get to play “real” music by “real” composers whereas so much that is played by the 1st and 2nd year player sounds so silly and boring. Here is the chance for young players to perform beautiful music by a Romantic Era composer, Saint-Saens. As one might imagine from the title, it is a lovely, lyrical melody which moves fairly slowly. It is not technically very difficult, nor is range a problem since e’’ to g’’ are optionally played an octave lower. Endurance seems to be the most difficult aspect. The best of the 1st year players and most 2nd year players can perform this piece well.
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