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Terry Riley: The Piano Works: Piano

Artist Songbook | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation Piano
Composer Terry Riley
Publisher Chester Music
Terry Riley, most commonly associated with the minimalist and experimental schools of music, draws influence from a vast number of sources, including jazz and Indian classical music. In turn, his influence on contemporary composers and music in general is enormous, and with this collection of his Piano Works, you can learn a selection of his fascinating, hypnotic and simply stunning compositions for solo Piano.

As one of the founders of western music's minimalist movement, Riley's works have been acclaimed as forays into ever-expanding loops of rhythm and melody, music that, instead of being listened to, immerses and envelops you. His early works, such as 'In C', spearheaded this innovative idea, beginning a career unmatched by other avant-garde composers. With The Piano Works, this collection of Terry Riley sheet music finally brings together some of his best-loved and most acclaimed works for solo Piano, like The Philosopher's Hand and Two Pieces For Piano.

Featuring an extensive foreword by Terry Riley himself, this is not just a collection of sheet music, it's almost a work of art: a brilliant publication featuring some beautifully engraved music along with words by a genius composer. Riley gives a vast amount of fascinating biographical and compositional information about his included Piano Works, such as Keyboard Study No.1 and No.2, Be Kind To One Another (Rag) and The Heaven Ladder Book 7. At times humourous and always eloquent, his foreword tells the story of this composer's journey from humble Piano lessons to masterpieces and an unfathomable influence, it's just great. Finally, at the end of the book, a selection of facsimiles of Riley's own handwritten scores is included, letting you see what the music looks like from the man's own hand.

Language ENG
Difficulty Advanced
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Artist Songbook
Genre Classical
Release Date 2015
Pages 112
ISBN 9781783058648
Edition Number CH83237
Catalog No. MUSCH83237
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  1. Be Kind To One Another (Rag)
  2. Fandango On The Heaven Ladder (No.4 From The Heaven Ladder Book 7)
  3. Keyboard Study No.1
  4. Keyboard Study No.2
  5. Misha's Bear Dance (No.1 From The Heaven Ladder Book 7)
  6. Ragtempus Fugatis (No.3 From The Heaven Ladder Book 7)
  7. Simone's Lullaby (No.5 From The Heaven Ladder Book 7)
  8. The Philosopher's Hand
  9. The Walrus In Memoriam
  10. Two Pieces For Piano - I.
  11. Two Pieces For Piano - Ii.
  12. Venus In 94 (No.2 From The Heaven Ladder Book 7)
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