Intermediate

Callie the Great (NMP 0039) $5.00

Carrie Kraft

Callie the confident calico cat of composer Carrie Kraft is immortalized in this animated and energetic intermediate duet for one piano and four hands. From its regal intro in C major to the upbeat first theme, tempo shifts continue with occasional ritardandos between sections challenging performers to think as one. Following the lively first

Callie the confident calico cat of composer Carrie Kraft is immortalized in this animated and energetic intermediate duet for one piano and four hands. From its regal intro in C major to the upbeat first theme, tempo shifts continue with occasional ritardandos between sections challenging performers to think as one. Following the lively first theme, the composition is contrasted with an A Major section in 3/4 at an andante tempo. A brief return to the first theme, once again in 4/4, is followed by a shortened version of the regal intro in C Major once again. The piece concludes with a presto coda bound to bring any recital to a rousing conclusion.

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Vignettes for Solo Piano (NMP 0051) $15.00

Allen Myers

POPULAR SELLING BOOK FROM NMP! Vignettes for Solo Piano is a collection of 21 short intermediate to late intermediate interval studies composed to reinforce recognition of intervals ranging from a second to an octave. An interval may be introduced in a tonal/modal setting followed by a chromatic one. As the pianist progresses through the book, the

POPULAR SELLING BOOK FROM NMP! Vignettes for Solo Piano is a collection of 21 short intermediate to late intermediate interval studies composed to reinforce recognition of intervals ranging from a second to an octave. An interval may be introduced in a tonal/modal setting followed by a chromatic one. As the pianist progresses through the book, the studies will combine odd intervals together and even intervals together as well. The book concludes with several solos combining all intervals featured.

The vignettes may be of interest to those who have trouble distinguishing intervals visually or are interested in the sounds of jazz as numerous vignettes require swing rhythm and syncopation. Teachers should appreciate detailed fingering and pedaling that will guide the performer throughout the 47 pages. The book is bound with a plastic coil binding so that the book lays open flat on the piano.

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Keyboard Confections (NMP 0002) $8.00

Jane Hergo

Keyboard Confections, an intermediate collection of piano solos, is filled with flavor galore! Performers can quench their thirst for ragtime style in Cola Cooler and Sipping' Soda. Further use of syncopation in the collection can be found by sinking one's teeth into the Banana Split Boogie. Satisfy that sweet tooth with two-part writing in one

Keyboard Confections, an intermediate collection of piano solos, is filled with flavor galore! Performers can quench their thirst for ragtime style in Cola Cooler and Sipping' Soda. Further use of syncopation in the collection can be found by sinking one's teeth into the Banana Split Boogie. Satisfy that sweet tooth with two-part writing in one hand at a time in Marshmallow Fluff and hand-crossing in Whipped Cream Waltz. Other techniques to be found include numerous shifts of tempo in Tapioca Tango and quick wrist rotation through step-wise five-note patterns in both Sippin' Soda and Banana Split Boogie. The 22-page book is bound with a plastic coil binding so that the book lays open flat on the piano.

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Ashore on an Unknown Island (NMP 0044) $4.00

Carrie Kraft

A little boat has been washed ashore at a deserted unknown place. Imaginations run free as the performer creates a scenario for this vivid solo. Crashing waves, desolate shoreline, cautious stepping along, confident but short-lived exploration - all prompted by judicious changes of dynamics, harmonies, and tempo, which come together in a

A little boat has been washed ashore at a deserted unknown place. Imaginations run free as the performer creates a scenario for this vivid solo. Crashing waves, desolate shoreline, cautious stepping along, confident but short-lived exploration - all prompted by judicious changes of dynamics, harmonies, and tempo, which come together in a mysterious adventure. A dramatic ending proves that all turns out well, rounding out an impressive solo that sounds more difficult than it is!

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Journey to an Oasis (NMP 0032) $4.00

Carrie Kraft

Imagine a journey as you make your way across a desert to an oasis. Unexpected discoveries, in the form of accidentals, along the way lead phrase endings moving away from D minor to momentary shifts to D Major. Your destination across the 46 measure desert will be complete as the journey ends and you arrive at the oasis in D major.

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Mexicano Suite (NMP 0054) $6.00

Jane Hergo

The Mexicano Suite includes intermediate piano solos entitled Siesta Song, Chili Peppers, Mañana, and ¡Sí! ¡Sí! ¡Sí! The charming suite movements can be played in their entirety or as individual pieces at your next recital.

Siesta Song, in the key of C, starting off the suite, will lull the listener into a relaxed state with an ostinato bass line

The Mexicano Suite includes intermediate piano solos entitled Siesta Song, Chili Peppers, Mañana, and ¡Sí! ¡Sí! ¡Sí! The charming suite movements can be played in their entirety or as individual pieces at your next recital.

Siesta Song, in the key of C, starting off the suite, will lull the listener into a relaxed state with an ostinato bass line using the Habanera rhythm. The ostinato accompanies a melody in thirds which is broken up with a short B section melody harmonized in first inversion triads and played in octaves between the hands. Changes in tempo and clefs lead to exploration of different registers of the piano along with occasional melodic grace note figures.

Chili Peppers which follows is finally being released in its solo version for the first time. Already a student and crowd pleasing duet for decades, this mid tempo version of this title can now be enjoyed by the solo artist. Detailed articulation along with a few clef changes and numerous 8va indications will have the soloist moving all over the piano.

Next up, with the continuation of the key F major, is Mañana with its relaxed tempo of 84 BPM. Pedaling indications require an eye for detail for the occasional phrasing in the right hand that extends over breaks in pedaling. A more lively section follows with the melody harmonized in thirds contrasting nicely to the opening theme mostly in sixths, at 108 BPM. This section concludes with a white key glissando before a D.C. al fine returns to the opening theme.

The suite rounds out in the key of C major with the energetic ¡Sí! ¡Sí! ¡Sí! This piece is in ABA form with the B section modulating to the key of D major. The final A comes from a D.C. which is followed by a short coda. The two parts of the theme is divided between pedaled half note descending sixths and quicker moving staccato and slurred thirds performed without the pedal against an oom-pah style left hand accompaniment.

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Agitation (NMP 0004) $4.00

Allen Myers

Agitation is an exciting short and syncopated fast paced etude in C position that focuses on the reading of melodic and harmonic seconds. The optional 8va and 15ma hand movement will challenge the student further as they become more familiar with the piece. This solo can also be found in the book Vignettes for Solo Piano (Intermediate-Late

Agitation is an exciting short and syncopated fast paced etude in C position that focuses on the reading of melodic and harmonic seconds. The optional 8va and 15ma hand movement will challenge the student further as they become more familiar with the piece. This solo can also be found in the book Vignettes for Solo Piano (Intermediate-Late Intermediate Level).

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Contemplation (NMP 0014) $4.00

Allen Myers

Contemplation is an intermediate one-handed piece in 6/8 for right hand. Subtle shifts in dynamics and articulations will challenge the performer.

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The Many Adventures of Axel Sloan (NMP 0010) $4.00

Allen Myers

The Many Adventures of Axel Sloan is a one-handed piano solo for right hand, while only twenty five measures in length, excluding repeats or the DS, offers many challenges to the performer. The D minor composition, which conforms for the most part to a five finger hand position, will require finger control due to unusual finger combinations, two

The Many Adventures of Axel Sloan is a one-handed piano solo for right hand, while only twenty five measures in length, excluding repeats or the DS, offers many challenges to the performer. The D minor composition, which conforms for the most part to a five finger hand position, will require finger control due to unusual finger combinations, two and three voice part writing, subtle use of dynamics and articulations. Independence of finger control is a must throughout the five short sections.

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Military March (NMP 0001)$4.00

Allen Myers

Military March is composed with melodic and harmonic thirds and fifths. The left hand performs exclusively harmonic fifths moving mostly by step while the right hand focuses on both intervals melodically. Six brief key changes moving through the major keys of D, C, Ab, F, A, Eb before returning to D will test the performers observance and

Military March is composed with melodic and harmonic thirds and fifths. The left hand performs exclusively harmonic fifths moving mostly by step while the right hand focuses on both intervals melodically. Six brief key changes moving through the major keys of D, C, Ab, F, A, Eb before returning to D will test the performers observance and understanding of key centers. Subdivision of sixteenths and eighth note triplet rhythms in the right hand combined with detailed articulations add a distinctive character to this moderate tempo march. This solo can also be found in the book Vignettes for Solo Piano (Intermediate-Late Intermediate Level).

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Chili Peppers (NMP 0012) $5.00

Jane Hergo

A fun and exciting intermediate piano duet by Jane Hergo that will delight audiences at your next piano recital.

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Summer Scenes (NMP 0017) $8.00

Jane Hergo

Summer Scenes by Jane Hergo is a collection of six solo piano pieces composed to engage the intermediate level pianist.

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Old Woman, Old Woman (NMP 0024) $5.00

Carrie Kraft

A piano trio traditional melody arranged by Carrie Kraft is in the 2020-2024 National Federation of Music Clubs Bulletin.

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Goblin Rag (NMP 0048) $5.00

Jane Hergo

Those familiar with the Jane Hergo’s popular Skeleton Skedaddle will enjoy the mild syncopation and humorous harmonic seconds of this solo in C minor. After a short intro, the A section theme and its opening five-measure phrases enter with a bouncing left hand accompaniment mimicking the hand movement associated with ragtime in a simplified

Those familiar with the Jane Hergo’s popular Skeleton Skedaddle will enjoy the mild syncopation and humorous harmonic seconds of this solo in C minor.  After a short intro, the A section theme and its opening five-measure phrases enter with a bouncing left hand accompaniment mimicking the hand movement associated with ragtime in a simplified fashion. The B section will require nimble fingers as grace notes abound in its theme. This is sure to thrill performers and audiences alike.

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