Young Pianist’s Ensembles Level 2
composed and arranged by Elizabeth Manduca
• Find That Tune • Kaleidoscope • Rigaudon • A Minor Melody • Satellites • Mi Corazon Perdito • Finale from Mozart’s Symphony No. 11 in Bb Major
These seven ensembles for 3 to 4 pianists explore wholetone, dorian, major and parallel minor keys. In Satellites there are empty measures where the student can notate new melodies. The two against three rhythm is used in three of the pieces, while the other pieces help students develop steady eighth notes against quarters. Find That Tune is canonic with a melody hidden within. Students can try to put other melodies into the simple round. This text can be used with any age student.
• Late elementary to early intermediate
• For use in keyboard classes
• Good for children’s ensemble summer camps