Grade Composer Composition Main Technical Difficulty or Benefit Other Notes & Comments
2Bach Overture in F, BWV 8205th mvt, Bourrée2Bach Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh 1192 Bach Prelude in C, BWV 846/I One of the few pieces in the notebook that is actually by Bach, this prelude is the firstprelude in the WTC book I.2 Bach Prelude in C, BWV 924 A beautiful prelude based on broken triads, this is very easy (but not as effective) ifyou omit the several ornaments. These can added later on when the student hasprogressed enough.2 Bach Prelude in C, BWV 939 Arpeggios An excellent study in arpeggios for both RH and LH and a great introduction toquestion and answer writing. Only 16 bars long2 Bach Prelude in Gm, BWV 999 Broken Triads For the budding virtuoso. Very effective at a fast speed, but equally beautiful at amuch slower tempo. The repetitive figuration in broken triads make it an excellentexercise as well.2 Bach, C.P.E. March in D, H. 1.1 Uplifting and full of joy.2 Bach, J.C. Aria in F Only 16 bars long, this beautiful aria can be easily learned by a beginner and then beused at a later stage to teach improvised ornamentation.2Bartók Romanian Christmas CarolNo 4 from 'Romanian Christmas Carols', Series 12 Beach Children Carnival op. 25 WaltzArpeggioEqualizing Hand TonePierrot & Pierrette (from op. 25) is a wonderful waltz with a beautiful melody andunusual harmony, very easy and yet it sounds very “professional”.My favourite though is “Secrets” (also from op. 25) where arpeggio figurations aredivided between the hands so that they are (almost) never together. Excellentexercise in equalizing the hands tone, and an exquisite piece of music.2 Beach Children’s Album op. 36 They are probably more suited to the later beginner (6 months – one year of lessons)2Beethoven Sonatina in GAnh 5/1, 2nd mvt, Romanze2 Bloch Enfantines Bloch composed a set of ten very interesting pieces called Enfantines, for hisdaughters. They are not for beginners though, except the first one, which may betackled by a late beginner (6 months – 1 year of lessons):2 Bloch Lullaby Legato playingCantabileImpressionistic writing, this is a very expressive piece that allows for the introductionof several concepts: Modes (the piece is written in the Aeolian mode), legato playing(the piece requires that one finger be held while the other fingers of the same handplay the melody above it), cantabile.2 Bowles Folk preludes Paul Frederick Bowles: These are really for intermediate students, but I could notresist including it. These are excellent arrangements of classical American folk tunes.Truly enchanting pieces.2Burgmüller Douce Plainte (Sighing), Op. 100/162Burgmüller Study in G minor, Op. 100/162Couperin La Bourbonnaise2Czerny Study in B minor, Op 139/982Czerny Study in G, Op 139/252Diabelli Andantino, Op 125/112 Gurlitt A song without words, op. 117 no. 34 Broken Chords A study in broken chords very effective in performance.2 Gurlitt In the garden, op. 140 no. 4 LH melody voicing The melody is in the LH while the RH accompanies with syncopated chords. Excellentfor teaching how to voice between the hands.2 Gurlitt Lullaby Prep for 4-5 finger melody Beautiful piece with the accompaniment equally divided between both hands and themelody played with fingers 4-5 of the RH. Excellent preparation for similar figurationin the more advanced repertory (e.g. Mendelssohn’s Song without words op. 19 no.1).Although easy, it is for the late beginner.