Composing music : a new approach by William Russo

By William Russo

Geared toward those that have a few wisdom of tune yet no longer formal education in composition, this concise creation to composing begins correct in with a short composition workout, then proceeds step-by-step via a sequence of more and more complicated and difficult difficulties, steadily increasing the student's musical grammar."This is a superb booklet for somebody who's constructing improvising talents or who would favor a enjoyable solution to discover music."—Jim Stockford, Co-Evolution Quarterly

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Calixa Lavallee (1842-1891) was well suited to the role of pioneer, with a visionary sense of what American music might become and the zeal to put his ideas into practical projects. Unlike most of his American contemporaries, Lavallee was educated in France rather than Germany, studying with Marmontel, Bazin, and Boieldieu at the Conservatoire national in Paris. "12 In addition to his landmark MTNA concert, he performed a series of five American piano recitals in Boston during 1885 and 1886, served as president of the MTNA in 1886/1887, and represented the United States at the conference of the Society of Professional Musicians in England in January 1888.

17. : A Society for the Promotion of Musical Art," 164. 18. : Ninth Annual Meeting," 18. 19. Music Teachers' National Association, Ninth Annual Meeting, at New York, 1885. Official Report (Music Teachers' National Association, 1885), pp. 141-42. 20. ," The Etude All (July 1886): 158. 21. These regulations may be found in the Official Report, Music Teachers' National Association, Tenth Annual Meeting at Boston, 1886 (Music Teachers' National Association, 1886), pp. : Preliminary Report of the Program Committee," MC 13/14 (October 6, 1886): 211.

The program was listed as follows in the MTNA's annual report: Gavotte Mazurka Sarabande and Scherzo Calixa Lavallee, pianist Adagio, from Quartette in C minor Movement for stringed instruments Schubert Quartette Cradle Song Scherzo, op. 41 Spring Idyll Volktanz Calixa Lavallee, pianist Sunset Ave Maria Regrets and Prelude Vagabond Dance Scherzino Arthur Foote Wilson G. Smith Stephen A. Emery J. H. Beck S. G. Pratt John Orth William Mason J. K. Paine Louis Maas Dudley Buck Mme. Luisa Cappiani Nettie M.

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