The Steam Locomotive for Solo Piano
A distinguished composer from Bulgaria (born 1952), Krassimir Miletkov has written this wonderful series of solos for piano. There are Schumann-like textures, some folk material, and Romantic and Contemporary harmonies. The writing is pedagogically sound — these are terrific recital material. The compositional craft is first-rate! Country Tramp and The Steam Locomotive are rollicking, syncopated tunes that middle school and high school students will love to play. Waves and At the Sea Bottom have shimmering chords, use wholetone scales and quartal chords. The Clown and The Witch are full of accented surprises, chromatic passages, and descending third passages. The Ballerina and the Tin Soldier alternates from a graceful waltz uses quintuplets to a more aggressive type waltz. The two short collections — Fairy-Tale World and Reminiscences of Childhood — are descriptive in the most delightful way with much variety in articulation, melodies and textures. Looking for alternatives to standard literature in collections? These are the ones!
Features: • Intermediate • Excellent recital material • Highly recommended • Duration for all from 1 to 2 minutes.