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PIANO

Listed in approximately rising order of difficulty. The grade level given for the multi-movement suites

reflects the most difficult movement. Other movements are often considerably easier.


Every composition on this page includes a link to a YouTube video where you

can preview the entire score while listening to a recording.

REFLECTIONS IN B MINOR

Reflections in B Minor - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 2 

Duration: 3:40

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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Calm and flowing piece mostly built from the opening motif. Good recital repertoire for 2nd and 3rd year piano students.

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SUNSHINE

Sunshine - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 2

Duration: 1:50

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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This fun little piece for young second year piano students was written for a friend way back in 1966. The style was inspired by Clementi, whose piano sonatinas I was studying at the time.

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SONG OF THE WILLOW BRANCHES

Song of the Willow Branches - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 2

Duration: 2:45

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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This is a piano solo arrangement of one of the songs from my 1985 musical, The Treasure of Cathay, based on the 1921 novella Messer Marco Polo by Donn Byrne. The high voice solo version is also available on the vocal solos page.

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ELEGY FOR SANDY

Elegy for Sandy - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 1:40

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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Written as a memorial for my cousin, it uses an arch form where the second half of the piece exactly mirrors the notes of the first half, but not the rhythms.

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PASSACAGLIA

Passacaglia - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 2:22

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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This is an on-request arrangement of the second movement of my Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano. It makes a nice little stand-alone piano solo.

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 THREE MOUNTAIN MOODS

Three Mountain Moods - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 5:00

Price: $5.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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The three movements, each descriptive of a weather-related mountain mood, are listed below, with their locations

on the audio track.

:
1. Musette - Mountain Snow            
0:00
2. Nocturne  -  Mountain Rain          1:40
3. Passacaglia - Mountain Wind      2:58

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SEXTUPLETS

Sextuplets - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 4:00

Price: $4.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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A suite of six miniatures all based on the same twelve-tone set. A fun introduction for moderately advanced students

to one of the most important trends in 20th Century music. This is my one-and-only surviving composition done in the

12-tone system.

The individual movements, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.

1. Lento - Allegro - Lento                            0:00
2. Vivo                                                             0:44
3. Andantino                                                  1:09
4. Adagio molto - Allegro                            1:43
5. Allegro vivace                                            2:32
6. Grave - Allegro non troppo - Grave      2:53

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THREE BAGATELLES

Three Bagatelles - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 1:40

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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These three very short (single page) fanciful pieces with equally fanciful subtitles, are listed below, along with their locations on the audio track: 

1. Ants' Dance       
0:00
2. Desert Mirage    0:22 
3. Rat Race            
1:15

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 INVENTION

Invention - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 1:00

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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A very short, breathless encore based on a single motif, inspired by--but not imitating--the 2-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach.

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SCHERZETTO

Scherzetto - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 1:20

Price: $2.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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This "Little Scherzo," originally written in college as a nearly unplayable musical joke, has been totally

revised and, although very short, is now a legitimate--and fun--piece of piano repertoire. Ideal as a

short change-of-pace encore on recitals.

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UNMEASURED PRELUDES

Unmeasured Preludes - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4+

Duration: 5:45

Price: $4.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

Six short pieces with ambiguous tonal centers and no barlines.                        PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

The individual preludes, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.:

1. Slow, sustained               0:00
2. Restless                             1:18
3. Gently                              1:52
4. Solemn                             3:06
5. Rather quickly                4:14
6. Very Slow, sustained​     4:55

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SUITE PASTORALE

Suite Pastorale - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4+

Duration: 8:30

Price: $6.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

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Suite in five movements loosely evocative of a day in the country, complete with a storm...but that's where the nod to Beethoven ends. 

 

The individual movements, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.


1. Golden Morning                0:00
2. Deer at Play                      1:28
3. Forest Shadows                2:35
4. Afternoon Downpour      4:42
5. Evening Reflections         6:26

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