Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers?

Posted by: Phyliss

Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/16/12 02:00 AM

Hi teachers,

I am thinking of doing some fun duets with my friend. As christmas is nearing, i'm thinking of doing some christmas music too. What would you recommend? Perhaps around grade 5- 6 level for us so that we don't need to tackle too much details wink

For the first piece I am thinking of doing this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdQSqHueW9Q

And, where do you normally find piano duet repertoires online?
I normally go to imslp.org

Appreciate all your inputs!
Posted by: Nikolas

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/16/12 03:51 AM

This is grade 5-6?!?! I would imagine that it's rather more difficult, but whatever really...

If you can hold on another couple of weeks, I have a set of seven (7) short works for 4 hands coming out. Recording and videotaping will take place on the 28th of November and by then the score should be printed and ready for shipping...
Posted by: Theme&Variations

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/16/12 04:08 AM

Grade 5-6 in which grade system?
Posted by: Phyliss

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/16/12 04:46 AM

Nikolas: haha.. sorry if i can't estimate very well. but i have seen the score of this,it sounds difficult but the score is actually easier than you think it is! at any one time there is only one hand and one note playing (for first player), so its still manageable. second player is totally no kick though wink

Theme&Variations: I am refering to Grade 5-6 ABRSM system smile
Posted by: DadAgain

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/23/12 12:27 AM

Just added this one to the latest ABF recital:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/recital_f...20Op163%206.mp3

Diabelli: Rondo Op163 #6

Its probably a bit easier than Grade5/6 - but its great fun to play
Posted by: Ann in Kentucky

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/23/12 08:26 AM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
Just added this one to the latest ABF recital:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/recital_f...20Op163%206.mp3

Diabelli: Rondo Op163 #6

Its probably a bit easier than Grade5/6 - but its great fun to play


Nice recording!

This piece is also included in The Developing Artist Piano Literature Book 3.
Posted by: Minniemay

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/23/12 09:58 AM

Robert Vandall's Duet Fantasy on Jingle Bells is rather fun. Mary Sallee also has an easy arrangement of Carol of the Bells that I like.
Posted by: A Rebours

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/24/12 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Minniemay
Robert Vandall's Duet Fantasy on Jingle Bells is rather fun. Mary Sallee also has an easy arrangement of Carol of the Bells that I like.


I concurr on Vandall's duets. My teacher and I are working on a Vandall We Three Kings duet. He writes interesting duets that sound great.

A R
Posted by: AZNpiano

Re: Fun/christmas duets suggestions, teachers? - 11/24/12 05:35 PM

These are really fun, if a bit on the easy side.

http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=416668&

Naoko Ikeda is a very nice composer.