EDITIONS: PIANO / PIANO FORTE

Divertimento and Military Rondo for Piano Forte, Maria Parke, Vivace Press, 2004
Maria F. Parke (1772-1882) was born in London and made her debut as both a singer and pianist when she was nine years old. A Divertimento and Military Rondo for the Piano is a charming and sometimes virtuosic work of medium difficulty. It features tuneful melodies, martial rhythms and playful scalar runs. Click here to view a page of the score.

Fantasia and Introduction & Variations on Non Píu Mesta from Taming of the Shrew, Olivia Dussek Buckley, Vivace Press, 2004
Olivia Dussek Buckley (mid 1790s-1845) was daughter of composers Jan Ladislav Dussek and Sophia Dussek. She had a successful career as a composer, harpist, organist and pianist. These works contrast the flamboyant and dramatic with lilting rondos, folk-like melodies, melodic inventiveness and cadenzas and arpeggiations.
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A Divertimento for Piano or Pedal Harpe, M. A. Bryan, 2004
Nothing is known about the life of Mrs. M. A. Bryan except what appears on the title page of A Divertimento for Solo Piano or Pedal Harp. Even her full name is not known. Written in a late 18th or early 19th century style, the Divertimento in E-flat Major has four movements. Since the Divertimento was composed for the pianoforte or pedal harp, the composer probably tried to capture both instrumental markets for her piece. This Divertimento is a fascinating and intriguing addition in the study of women keyboard composers of the eighteenth century.
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Three Grand Sonatas for Forte-Piano, Op. 1, Maria Parke, 2004
Maria F. Parke (1772-1822) was a pianist, composer and singer well-known throughout England. These three sonatas are well-developed three-movement sonatas typical of the London sonata style. The sonatas contain a variety of rhythms, scalar passages, broken-chord accompaniment patterns, encompassing the whole range of the keyboard, hand crossings, sequences, phrase repetitions, melodic inventiveness, and folk-like melodies. Grand Sonata in F Major for Solo Piano, 36 pages, $16.95 Grand Sonata in E-flat Major for Solo Piano, 32 pages, $16.95 Grand Sonata in D Major for Solo Piano, 32 pages, $16.95
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Sonata in A Major for Piano, Caroline Orger Reinagle, Vivace Press, 1999
Caroline Orger Reinagle (1818-1892), was an English composer, pianist, and writer. This four-movement Sonata sparkles with Romantic lyricism and energy. Its large structure, melodic invention, the exciting pace of each movement, and the varied accompaniments all blend together to produce this unique piano piece. This sonata is a welcome addition to the performing and teaching repertoire of the Romantic period. It is singular among nineteenth-century sonatas, well constructed, interesting, and rewarding for the performer as well as the listener.
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Sonata in A Major for Piano, Sophia Dussek, Vivace Press, 1998
The Scottish composer Sophia Corri Dussk (1775-1847) was an accomplished singer, pianist, harpist, and composer. This exciting sonata is a welcome addition to the performing and teaching repertoire of the late Classical and early Romantic periods. It is well constructed, interesting, and rewarding for the performer as well as the listener.
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Tarantella for Piano, Caroline Orger Reinagle, Vivace Press, 1998
Caroline Orger Reinagle (1818-1892), was an English composer, pianist, and writer. Reinagle's Tarantella in E Minor, is an exuberant piece leaving the performer and the listener breathless.
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Three Sonatas for the Piano, Cecilia Barthelemon, Vivace Press, 1995 These multi-movement sonatas of the late Classical period exhibit a mature sense of form, melodic phrasing, and harmonic richness. These sonatas prove why Barthelemon was considered one of London’s leading musicians. Included are Op. 1, no. 1 in C-Major, Op. 1, no. 3 in E-Major, and Op. 3 in G-Major (dedicated to Haydn). Each sonata, originally published sometime around the early 1790s, ends with rhythmic rondo built on a folk-like theme. Click here to view a page of the score.

Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 16, Clara Schumann, Vivace Press, 1994
Early in 1845, Clara Schumann, along with her husband Robert, embarked on a study of fugue and counterpoint. These three sets of preludes and fugues show to what great advantage she put her study of Bach and others. Haunting melodies, robust three and four voice fugues, sweeping arpeggios, and perpetual sixteenth-note motion are just a few of the characteristics you’ll find in this collection.
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