Great Preludes for Solo Piano

Overview


The prelude has long been a favorite form for composers to work in, whether as introductions to fugues or as independent concert pieces. This unique collection offers a wide survey of famous preludes, from works by John Bull and Orlando Gibbons to those of Ravel and Rachmaninoff, plus examples of all styles in between.
Early works include preludes by Purcell and Couperin as well as selections from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier. Beethoven's "Two Preludes Through All Twelve ...
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Overview


The prelude has long been a favorite form for composers to work in, whether as introductions to fugues or as independent concert pieces. This unique collection offers a wide survey of famous preludes, from works by John Bull and Orlando Gibbons to those of Ravel and Rachmaninoff, plus examples of all styles in between.
Early works include preludes by Purcell and Couperin as well as selections from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier. Beethoven's "Two Preludes Through All Twelve Major Keys," Op. 39, marks the transition toward the Romantic works, which include pieces by Chopin, Alkan, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. Other featured composers include Debussy, Satie, Scriabin, Albéniz, and Fauré. An indispensable addition to any music library, this compilation will provide pianists of an intermediate level and beyond with countless hours of enjoyment at their keyboards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486449555
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

JOHN BULL (c. 1562-1628)
  Preludium
ORLANDO GIBBONS (1583-1625)
  A Prelude
HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
  Prelude from Suite in D Major, Z. 667
  Prelude from Suite in F Major, Z. 669
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733)
  Prelude No. 3 from L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
well-tempered clavier book I
  Prelude No. 1 in C Major
  Prelude No. 2 in C Minor
  Prelude No. 6 in D Minor book II
  Prelude No. 12 F Minor
  Prelude No. 16 G Minor
  Chorale-Prelude "Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme"
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
  Prelude from Suite in D Minor, G. 112
  Prelude from Suite in F Minor, G. 193
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
  Two Preludes Through All Twelve Major Keys, Op. 39
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
preludes, op. 28
  No. 1 in C Major
  No. 4 in E Minor
  No. 7 in A Major
  No. 9 in E Major
  No. 12 in G -sharp Minor
  No. 15 in D-flat Major
CHARLES VALENTIN ALKAN (1813-1888)
  Prelude in B Major, Op. 31-23
FELIX BARTHOLDY MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
  Prelude No. 3 from Six Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35
PETER ILYITCH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
  Le Paysan Prelude from Album for the Young, Op. 39-13
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
preludes, book I
  No. 1 Danseuses de Delphes
  No. 4 Les Sons et las Parfums Tournent Dans l'air du Soir
  No. 8 La fille Aux Chevaux de Lin
  No. 10 La Cathédrale Engloutie book II
  No. 2 Feuilles Mortes
  No. 9 Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.
ERIK SATIE (1866-1925)
  Prélude de la Porte Hérooque du Ciel
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
  Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9-1
24 preludes, op. 11
  No. 2 in A Minor
  No. 6 in B Minor
  No. 8 in F-sharp Minor
  No. 9 in E Major
  No. 10 in C-sharp Minor
  No. 14 in E-flat Minor
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)
  Preludio: Leyenda (Asuturias) from Cantos de España, Op. 232
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)
preludes, op. 103
  No. 4 in F Major
  No. 6 in E-flat Minor
  No. 9 in E Minor
MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
  Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin
SERGE RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
  Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3-2
ten preludes, op. 23
  No. 4 in D Major
  No. 5 in G Minor
  No. 6 in E-flat Major thirteen preludes, op. 32
  No. 5 in E-flat Minor
  No. 12 in G-sharp Minor
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