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Music 314-328: An Eleventh Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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This Eleventh Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches – both audio and printable – for the piano, concludes the series of Little Suites begun this year. Note that sketches 2, 3 & 4 of this suite form a Sonata that was posted on this blog earlier this year.

Although each suite is in 15 sketches, the first and last of each suite are the same. So 14 pieces multiplied by 11 comes to 154! I wanted it to be 153 because that is how many pieces there are in Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, however I overran!

The idea of 15 sketches in a “little suite” came from the French composer, Jacques Ibert, who wrote such a collection.

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.

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1. Prelude
2. First Movement Sonata 2
3. Second Movement Sonata 2
4. Third Movement Sonata 2
5. A little toccata
6. Sleeping Beauty
7. White horses
8. Blackbird on the lawn
9. Doe and fawn
10. Little romance
11. A trinket
12. Jurjina
13. Clowns
14. Tarantella
15. Finale

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1. Prelude
2. First Movement Sonata 2
3. Second Movement Sonata 2
4. Third Movement Sonata 2
5. A little toccata
6. Sleeping Beauty
7. White horses
8. Blackbird on the lawn
9. Doe and fawn
10. Little romance
11. A trinket
12. Jurjina
13. Clowns
14. Tarantella
15. Finale

Music 299-313: A Tenth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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Here is the Tenth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches – both audio and printable – for the pianoforte. There are to be eleven suites in total. In this Suite, sketches 2, 3 & 4 form a Sonata that was posted on this blog earlier this year. As for all suites, Numbers 1 and 15 are the same – except for their titles.

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.

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1. Teardrops
2. First Movement Sonata 1
3. Second Movement Sonata 1
4. Third Movement Sonata 1
5. Washing in the wind
6. Mice in the cupboard
7. Oblivious to all else
8. Dancing on stilts
9. Ghost house
10. Night sky
11. The happy wanderer gets caught in a cloudburst
12. Hurry-scurry
13. Twirling in the wind
14. Cavort in six eight
15. Grief

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1. Teardrops
2. First Movement Sonata 1
3. Second Movement Sonata 1
4. Third Movement Sonata 1
5. Washing in the wind
6. Mice in the cupboard
7. Oblivious to all else
8. Dancing on stilts
9. Ghost house
10. Night sky
11. The happy wanderer gets caught in a cloudburst
12. Hurry-scurry
13. Twirling in the wind
14. Cavort in six eight
15. Grief

Music 284-298: A Ninth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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Here is the Ninth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches – both audio and printable – for the pianoforte. There will be eleven suites altogether.

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.

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1. Weeding the garden
2. Carrots
3. Asparagus
4. Artichokes
5. Peas
6. Potatoes
7. Onions
8. Radishes
9. Lettuces
10. Cucumbers
11. Cauliflowers
12. Beans
13. Turnips
14. Leeks
15. A break from weeding

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1. Weeding the garden
2. Carrots
3. Asparagus
4. Artichokes
5. Peas
6. Potatoes
7. Onions
8. Radishes
9. Lettuces
10. Cucumbers
11. Cauliflowers
12. Beans
13. Turnips
14. Leeks
15. A break from weeding

Music 254-268: A Seventh Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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Here is the Seventh Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches – both audio and printable – for the pianoforte. (There will be 11 Little Suites altogether. Note, as in all 11 suites, that Sketches 1 and 15 are almost the same).

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.

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1. Hopscotch
2. Snakes and ladders
3. Humpty-Dumpty
4. Just being silly
5. Hide and seek
6. Tippy toe
7. Babbling brook
8. Bobbling boats
9. Blowing bubbles
10. Playground taunts
11. Playing ball
12. Marbles
13. School’s out!
14. The bully
15. For the kids who never got to play

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1. Hopscotch
2. Snakes and ladders
3. Humpty-Dumpty
4. Just being silly
5. Hide and seek
6. Tippy toe
7. Babbling brook
8. Bobbling boats
9. Blowing bubbles
10. Playground taunts
11. Playing ball
12. Marbles
13. School’s out!
14. The bully
15. For the kids who never got to play

Music 239-253: A Sixth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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Here is the Sixth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches – both audio and printable – for the pianoforte.

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music. As for all the eleven Little Suites (which I’ve finished) the first and last sketches are identical.

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1. Dull rainy day
2. Cartwheels
3. The old car
4. Skipping along
5. Park slide
6. Journeyman cooper
7. Spinning jenny
8. Bird on a branch
9. Bedtime story
10. Getting the kids ready for school
11. Harvest festival
12. It looks like rain
13. The iron gate
14. The fop
15. Clear skies

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1. Dull rainy day
2. Cartwheels
3. The old car
4. Skipping along
5. Park slide
6. Journeyman cooper
7. Spinning jenny
8. Bird on a branch
9. Bedtime story
10. Getting the kids ready for school
11. Harvest festival
12. It looks like rain
13. The iron gate
14. The fop
15. Clear skies

Music 207-221: A fourth little suite in fifteen sketches

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I decided to once again post all 15 piano sketches in a block. Last time I posted them individually and I found it tiresome – as many probably did! This way if you want to listen to as little or as many as you like, you can. Besides, I think of all 15 pieces as belonging together somehow.

Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music if wanted.

So here is the Fourth Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches. Thanks

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1. Off to town
2. After the train has gone
3. Aspiring ballerina
4. Dingle Dell
5. Bungling juggler
6. Orange grove
7. Skipping ropes
8. Spiders
9. Pussycat chases a leaf
10. Quite frankly, Nora was in no mood to dance the foxtrot with Herbert
11. Melting ice cream in a cone
12. When the cowboy rides into town to woo Mary-Lou
13. The music box
14. Summer flowers
15. Thank God it’s Friday

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1. Off to town
2. After the train has gone
3. Aspiring ballerina
4. Dingle Dell
5. Bungling juggler
6. Orange grove
7. Skipping ropes
8. Spiders
9. Pussycat chases a leaf
10. Quite frankly, Nora was in no mood to dance the foxtrot with Herbert
11. Melting ice cream in a cone
12. When the cowboy rides into town to woo Mary-Lou
13. The music box
14. Summer flowers
15. Thank God it’s Friday

Music 192-206: Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches for piano

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This is to “advertise” the “Third Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches” for the piano.
As for all eleven Little Suites (coming up eventually!) the first and last sketches are the same!
Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written piano music.
Thanks
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1. Into the deep
2. Tumbleweed
3. Daydream
4. Leapfrog
5. A visit to the butterfly house
6. Grandma is so pleased with her apple pie that she dances a tango
7. Fields of summer
8. The whistling jongleur
9. Nesting penguins
10. Boys will be boys
11. Carousel
12. Faerie rings
13. Grandma’s treadle sewing machine
14. Seventh birthday
15. Safe harbours

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1. Into the deep
2. Tumbleweed
3. Daydream
4. Leapfrog
5. A visit to the butterfly house
6. Grandma is so pleased with her apple pie that she dances a tango
7. Fields of summer
8. The whistling jongleur
9. Nesting penguins
10. Boys will be boys
11. Carousel
12. Faerie rings
13. Grandma’s treadle sewing machine
14. Seventh birthday
15. Safe harbours

Music 162-176: First Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches

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This is to “advertise” my “First Little Suite in Fifteen Sketches” for the piano.
As for all eleven Little Suites (coming up eventually!) the first and last sketch are the same!
Click on a title in the first list to listen, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.
Thanks
Click on a title to listen
1. Opening curtains
2. Columbine’s pirouette
3. Daisy chains
4. Starlight
5. Old cowboy yarns
6. Hornets’ nest
7. Snake in the grass
8. Zanni’s grand entrance
9. Grasshoppers
10. Dahlias
11. Walking on eggshells
12. Hurdles race
13. His first waltz
14. Pierrot takes a bow
15. Closing curtains

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1. Opening curtains
2. Columbine’s pirouette
3. Daisy chains
4. Starlight
5. Old cowboy yarns
6. Hornets’ nest
7. Snake in the grass
8. Zanni’s grand entrance
9. Grasshoppers
10. Dahlias
11. Walking on eggshells
12. Hurdles race
13. His first waltz
14. Pierrot takes a bow
15. Closing curtains