Dive Into New Piano Repertoire This Summer!
Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy a change of pace, maybe even a vacation from your usual work and responsibilities. What a perfect time to indulge, to play the music that you want to play, wander through new repertoire, and delight in playing for fun. Explore a new composer, learn a new piece, take on the challenge of stretching into a new territory. Hildegard Publishing is proud to be the foremost publisher of piano works by women composers. We invite you to explore these highlights from our extensive piano catalog. Enjoy!
Two Pianos, Four Hands
A mesmerizing and compelling work, Romp has the effect of luring the listener in with the playfulness implied in its title only to take us on a brief intense and driving excursion. Melodic echoes of Milhaud and Copland play against Alexander’s subtle and surprising rhythms.
This powerful work for solo piano was written at the height of the US-Soviet arms race. The piece moves from agitation, to peaceful spaciousness and finally to a celebration of the "trimuph of good."
Emma Lou Diemer
Written for pianist Carol Dvoran-Lancaster, this piece's theme is a lyrical idea, reflecting the feeling of a serenade. Understated at first, it becomes more emphatic and propulsive, more toccata-like, as it reappears and is transformed during the course of the work. The music builds throughout to a dramatic and colorful ending.
The Piano Music of Amy Beach
Amy Beach was one of the first important women composers in America. She was known not only as a virtuoso pianist, but also as the first American woman to compose successfully in large forms. By the end of her life she had written close to three hundred compositions. Explore these collections which include many different moods and styles and use various piano techniques.