With this concert-worthy duet setting of "Happy Birthday to You," pianists will delight audiences with inventive variations of the familiar tune. Some sections are driving and rhythmic, while others are inspired by Classical and Romantic styles. Powerful chords and brilliant octave passages create thrilling musical moments. Audiences will enjoy a number of other musical surprises along the way.
Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" is a holiday favorite, and this setting for advanced piano duet gives it a fresh twist. It begins with Anderson's jingling melody and some musical banter between the primo and secondo players, and then it launches into a series of variations that take the listener on a journey through a variety of styles, from gently swirling, impressionistic arpeggios to a triumphant coda with brilliant, virtuosic passagework. Audiences will enjoy a number of other musical surprises along the way.
This piano-duet rendition of the "Ukrainian Bell Carol" is a sure-fire audience winner. Written as free variations, the traditional melody undergoes several transformations---from a lighthearted polka to a brilliantly intense, virtuosic finale. Along the way, the players navigate crossed-hand playing, scales, trills, arpeggios, octave passages, exciting rhythms, and changes of meter. Audiences will enjoy a number of other musical surprises.
This fun piano duet arrangement of the famous "Inspector Gadget Theme" is entertaining and full of wit. The four-hand arrangement captures the ragtime character of the original theme, before breaking free into arrangers' imaginations. Dramatic pauses, abrupt changes of tempo, and daredevil passagework up and down the keyboard make this an exciting showpiece, perfect for a recital encore.