Lovely book! I would say that pieces like "My Big Secret", "Mirror of the Heart" and possibly "Angel" would be slightly higher than Grade 7... Time signatures, rhythms and fingering would be the main problems. Overall I like this book and would highly recommend it to the Grade 7/8 pianist.
- (Belfast, United Kingdom)
A good collection for intermediate players who want to build up confidence - beware of the 'intermediate' rating as "Big My Secret" and "Wurlitzer" are, I believe, a little more difficult than one might expect. Having said that, it's more of an observation than a criticism - most of the collection is eminently playable for an intermediate musician (even sight reading!). I particularly like 'Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet', 'Memories of Green', 'Tides' and 'Watermark', because they offer the greatest reward for the smallest effort in learning. Overall, a very worthwhile purchase that rewards persistence.
weirdbeard - (Wiltshire)
One of my favourite piano books. Some of the pieces are easier than others - Wim Merten's Close Cover and Nitin Sawhney's Tides being two examples, I would say these are around Grade 6. An amazing collection of eclectic tunes. I hope they bring out some more books in this series!
- (East Dulwich, United Kingdom)