American Concert Piano Music: The Ultimate Collection

This collection surveys the wealth of American concert music from the 19th and 20th centuries with over 150 works for solo piano, piano duo, and piano four-hands by forty American composers both familiar and lesser-known.

Includes: Beach (Four Sketches, Valse Caprice); Bowles (Folk Preludes); Carpenter (Krazy Kat); Chadwick (Caprice); Coleridge-Taylor (Forest Scenes); Cowell (Three Irish Legends); Crawford (Seeger), Farwell; Foote (Five Poems after Omar Kayyam); Foster (Quadrilles, Soirée Polka); Gottschalk (Bamboula, Souvenir de Porto Rico); Grainger (Country Garden, Shepherd's Hey); Griffes (Roman Sketches); Herbert; Ives (Some South-Paw Pitching); MacDowell (Woodland Sketches, New England Idyls); Ornstein; Paine; Persichetti (Poems Vols. 1-3); Piston (Passacaglia); Riegger (Petit Etude); Ruggles (Evocations); Sousa (Hail to the Spirit of Liberty, The Stars and Stripes Forever); and much more

Also includes composer biographies and relevant articles from the 1911 edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians

$19.95

Table of Contents:

BARTLETT, HOMER

Grand Polka de Concert, Op. 1

BEACH, AMY (MRS. H. H. A.)

Ballad
Children’s Album, Op. 36 Show/Hide Movements
Minuet
Gavotte
Waltz
March
Polka
Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother, Op. 108
Four Sketches, Op 15 Show/Hide Movements
In Autumn
Phantoms
Dreaming
Fire-flies
Prelude and Fugue, Op. 81
Summer Dreams, Op. 47 Show/Hide Movements
The Brownies
Robin Redbreast
Twilight
Katy-dids
Elfin Tarantelle
Good Night
Three Pieces, Op. 28 Show/Hide Movements
Barcarolle
Menuet Italien
Danse des Fleurs
Two Pieces, Op. 102 Show/Hide Movements
Farewell, Summer
Dancing Leaves
Two Pieces, Op. 54 Show/Hide Movements
Scottish Legend
Gavotte Fantastique
Valse Caprice, Op. 4
Variations on Balkan Themes, Op. 60

BOWLES, PAUL

Folk Preludes Show/Hide Movements
I. Peter Gray
II. Ching a Ring Chaw
III. Whar Did You Cum From
IV. Oh! Potatoes They Grow Small Over There
V. Cape Ann
VI. Ole Tare River
VII. Kentucky Moonshiner

BRISTOW, GEORGE FREDERICK

Souvenir de Mount Vernon (grande valse brillante), Op. 29

BUCK, DUDLEY

Introduction and Rondo Brilliante, Op. 7

CARPENTER, JOHN ALDEN

Impromptu
Krazy Kat( A Jazz Pantomime)
Little Dancer
Little Indian
Polonaise Américaine
Tango Américaine

CARR, BENJAMIN

Fantasia on the Air “Gramachree”

CHADWICK, GEORGE W.

Caprice No. 2
Five Pieces Show/Hide Movements
Prélude Joyeux
Dans le Canot (Barcarolle)
Le Ruisseau (Étude)
Le Crépuscule (Romance)
Les Grenouilles (Humoresque)
Scherzino, from 6 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 7

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, SAMUEL

Forest Scenes, Op. 66 Show/Hide Movements
I. The Lone Forest Maiden
II. The Phantom Lover Arrives
III. The Phantom Tells His Tale of Longing
IV. Erstwhile They Ride, The Forest Maiden Acknowledges Her Love
V. Now Proudly They Journey Towards the Great City
Moorish Dance, Op. 55
Three Humoresques, Op. 31 Show/Hide Movements
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Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, Op. 59 Show/Hide Movements
At The Dawn Of Day
The Stones Are Very Hard
Take Nabandji
They Will Not Lend Me A Child
Song Of Conquest
Warriors’ Song
Oloba
The Bamboula
The Angels Changed My Name
Deep River
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
Don’t Be Weary, Traveler
Going Up
I’m Troubled In Mind
I Was Way Down A-Yonder
Let Us Cheer The Weary Traveler
Many Thousand Gone
My Lord Delivered Daniel
Oh, He Raise A Poor Lazarus
Pilgrim’s Sing
Run, Mary, Run
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Steal Away
Wade In The Water

COWELL, HENRY

Dynamic Motion
Four Encores to Dynamic Motion Show/Hide Movements
1. What’s This
2. Amiable Conversation
3. Advertisement
4. Antinomy
Three Irish Legends Show/Hide Movements
The Tides of Manaunaun
The Hero Sun
The Voice of Lir
Two Woofs

CRAWFORD (SEEGER), RUTH

4 Preludes for Piano
Piano Study in Mixed Accents

FARWELL, ARTHUR

Impressions of the Wa-Wan Ceremony of the Omahas, Op. 21 Show/Hide Movements
Receiving The Messenger
Nearing The Village
Song Of Approach
Laying Down The Pipes
Raising The Pipes
Invocation
Song Of Peace
Choral

FOOTE, ARTHUR

Étude Arabesque, Op. 42, No. 2
Five Poems After Omar Khayyam, Op. 41
From Rest Harrow Show/Hide Movements
A Little Suite for the Pianoforte
Morning Glories
Rain on the Garret Roof
A Country Song
Alla Turca
Scherzino, Op. 42, No. 1
Serenade, Op. 45 Show/Hide Movements
I. Aubade
II. Air
III. A Dance
IV. Finale
V. Toccatina
Silhouettes, Op. 73 Show/Hide Movements
I. Prelude
II. Dusk
III. Valse Triste
IV. Flying Cloud
V. Oriental Dance
Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 Show/Hide Movements
I. Prelude
II. Fugue
III. Romance
IV. Capriccio
Suite No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 30 Show/Hide Movements
I. Prelude
II. Romance
III. Toccata

FOSTER, STEPHEN

Holiday Schottische
Old Folks At Home (Theme and Variations)
Quadrilles Show/Hide Movements
1. Old Folks At Home
2. Oh! Boys, Carry Me Long
3. Nelly Bly
4. Farewell, My Lilly Dear
5. Cane Break Jig
Santa Anna’s Retreat(Quick-step)
Soirée Polka
The Village Bells
Tioga Waltz

GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU

Ballade No. 6, Op. 85
Bamboula, Op. 2( Danse des Nègres)
Berceuse, Op. 47 (Cradle Song)
Danza, Op. 33
Grand Scherzo, Op. 57
Home, Sweet Home, Op. 51 (Caprice, after Bishop)
La Columbe, Op. 49 (Petite Polka)
La Gallina, Op. 53 (Danse Cubaine )
La Jota Aragonesa, Op. 14 (Caprice Espagnol)
La Savane, Op. 3 (Ballade Creole)
La Scintilla, Op. 20 (Mazurka Sentimentale)
Le Bananier, Op. 5 (Chanson Nègre)
Le Mancenillier, Op. 11 (Sérénade)
Manchega, Op. 38 (Etude de Concert)
Marche de Nuit, Op. 17
Minuit À Séville, Op. 30 (Caprice)
Morte!!, Op. 60 (Lamentation)
O Ma Charmante, Épargnez Moi!, Op. 44 (Caprice)
Ojos Criollos, Op. 37 (Danse Cubaine-Caprice Brillant)
Pasquinade, Op. 59 (Caprice)
Printemps D’Amour, Op. 40 (Mazurka, Caprice de Concert)
Ricordati, Op. 26 (Nocturne-Méditation-Romance)
Ses Yeux, Op. 66 (Polka de Concert)
Sospiro, Op. 24 (Valse Poétique)
Souvenir de la Havane, Op. 39(Grande Caprice de Concert)
Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op. 31( Marche des Gibaros)
Souvenirs D’Andalousie, Op. 22 (Caprice de Concert)
Suis Moi!, Op. 45 (Caprice)
The Banjo, Op. 15 (American Sketch)
The Dying Poet (Méditation)
The Last Hope, Op. 16 (Religious Meditation)
Tournament Galop
Union, Op. 48 (Concert Paraphrase on National Airs)

GRAINGER, PERCY ALDRIDGE

Children’s March (from: Over The Hills And Far Away)
Colonial Song
Country Gardens
Eastern Intermezzo
In A Nutshell Show/Hide Movements
1. Arrival Platform Humlet
2. Gay But Wistful
3. Pastoral
4. The Gum-Suckers March
Irish Tune from County Derry
Lullaby (from: Tribute to Foster)
Mock Morris (Concert Version)
Mock Morris (Popular Version)
Molly on the Shore
One More Day, My John
Shepherd’s Hey
Spoon River
The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol
Walking Tune

GRIFFES, CHARLES TOMLINSON

Dance Song
Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6 Show/Hide Movements
Barcarolle
Notturno
Scherzo
March
Marching Song
Roman Sketches, Op. 7 Show/Hide Movements
The White Peacock
Nightfall (Al far della notte)
The Fountain Of The Acqua Paola
Clouds
Sonata
Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5 Show/Hide Movements
The Lake At Evening
The Vale Of Dreams
The Night Winds

HEINRICH, ANTHONY PHILIP

Sonata for the Piano Forte (from: The Dawning of Music in Kentucky)

HERBERT, VICTOR

La Coquette
The Mountain Brook

HEWITT, JAMES

Mark My Alford (A favorite air with variations)

HILL, EDWARD BURLINGAME

Country Idylls, Op. 10 Show/Hide Movements
A Spring Morning
A Starlit Night
An Autumn Hunting Song
An August Lullaby
In a Garden by Moonlight
A Summer Evening
Four Sketches After Stephen Crane, Op. 7

HOFFMAN, RICHARD

Dixiana(Caprice on Dixie’s Land)

IVES, CHARLES

Some South-Paw Pitching (Study No. 21)
Study No. 5
The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830’s and 1840’s (Study No. 9)

KELLEY, EDGAR STILLMAN

Confluentia, Op. 2, No. 2
The Headless Horseman, Op. 2, No. 3

LOOMIS, HARVEY W.

Lyrics of the Red Man, Book I, Op. 76 Show/Hide Movements
Music of the Calumet
A Song of Sorrow
Around the Wigwam
The Silent Conquerer
The Warriors’ Dance

MACDOWELL, EDWARD

Etude de Concert, Op. 36
Fireside Tales, Op. 61 Show/Hide Movements
1. An Old Love Story
2. Of Br’er Rabbit
3. From A German Forest
4. Of Salamanders
5. A Haunted House
6. By Smouldering Embers
Forgotten Fairytales, Op. 4 Show/Hide Movements
1. Sung Outside The Prince’s Door
2. Of A Tailor And A Bear
3. Beauty In The Rosegarden
4. From Dwarfland
Four Little Poems, Op. 32 Show/Hide Movements
1. The Eagle
2. The Brook
3. Moonshine
4. Winter
Marionettes, Op. 38 Show/Hide Movements
1. Prologue
2. Soubrette
3. Lover
4. Witch
5. Clown
6. Villain
7. Sweetheart
8. Epilogue
New England Idyls, Op. 62 Show/Hide Movements
I. An Old Garden
II. Mid-summer
III. Mid-winter
IV. With Sweet Lavender
V. In Deep Woods
VI. Indian Idyl
VII. To An Old White Pine
VIII. From Puritan Days
IX. From A Log Cabin
X. The Joy Of Autumn
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23 Show/Hide Movements
I. Larghetto calmato
II. Presto giocoso
III. Largo
Praeludium, Op. 10, No. 1 (from First Modern Suite)
Sea Pieces, Op. 55 Show/Hide Movements
1. To The Sea
2. From A Wandering Iceberg
3. A. D. MDCXX
4. Starlight
5. Song
6. From The Depths
7. Nautilus
8. In Mid-Ocean
Serenata, Op. 16
Six Poems After Heinrich Heine, Op. 31 Show/Hide Movements
1. From A Fisherman’s Hut
2. Scotch Poem
3. From Long Ago
4. The Post Wagon
5. The Shepherd Boy
6. Monologue
Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 45 (Sonata Tragica) Show/Hide Movements
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IV.
Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 50 (Sonata Eroica) Show/Hide Movements
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III.
IV.
Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 57 (The Norse Sonata) Show/Hide Movements
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III.
Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 59 Show/Hide Movements
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III.
Twelve Etudes, Op. 39 Show/Hide Movements
1. Jagdlied
2. Alla Tarentella
3. Romanze
4. Arabeske
5. Waldfahrt (Forest Journey)
6. Gnomentanz (Gnomes’ Dance)
7. Idylle
8. Schattentanz (Shadow Dance)
9. Intermezzo
10. Melodie
11. Scherzino
12. Ungarisch (Hungarian)
Twelve Virtuoso Etudes, Op. 46 Show/Hide Movements
1. Novelette
2. Moto Perpetuo
3. Wilde Jagd
4. Improvisation
5. Elfentanz
6. Valse Triste
7. Burleske
8. Bluette
9. Träumerie
10. Märzwinde
11. Impromptu
12. Polonaise
Witches’ Dance, Op. 17, No. 2(Hexentanz)
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 Show/Hide Movements
I. To A Wild Rose
II. Will O’ The Wisp
III. At An Old Trysting Place
IV. In Autumn
V. From An Indian Lodge
VI. To A Water-Lily
VII. From Uncle Remus
VIII. A Deserted Farm
IX. By A Meadow Brook
X. Told At Sunset

MASON, WILLIAM

Novelette, Op. 31, No. 2
Silver Spring, Op. 6

MASON, DANIEL GREGORY

Variations on “Yankee Doodle”, Op. 6 (in the Style of Various Composers)

NEVIN, ETHELBERT

Two Études, Op. 18 Show/Hide Movements
I. Etude in form of a Romance
II. Etude in form of a Scherzo

ORNSTEIN, LEO

Berceuse, Op. 7, No. 1
Danse Burlesque, Op. 7, No. 9
Danse Fantastique, Op. 7, No. 6
Gavotte, Op. 7, No. 7
Humoresque, Op. 7, No. 4
Mazurka, Op. 7, No. 2
Mélancholie, Op. 7, No. 5
Romance, Op. 7, No. 3
Valse, Op. 7, No. 8

PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES

Birthday Impromptu, Op. 41, No. 2
Fuga Giocosa, Op. 41, No. 3

PARKER, HORATIO

Conte Sérieux, Op. 49, No. 1
La Sauterelle, Op. 49, No. 2

PERSICHETTI, VINCENT

Four Arabesques, Op. 141
Little Piano Book, Op. 60 Show/Hide Movements
1. Berceuse
2 Capriccio
3. Dialogue
4. Masque
5. Statement
6. Arietta
7. Humoreske
8. Fanfare
9. Interlude
10. Prologue
11.Canon
12. Epilogue
13. Fugue
14. Gloria
Poems, Vol. I Show/Hide Movements
1. Unroll the flicker’s rousing drum (Louis Untermeyer)
2. Soft is the collied night (James Elroy Flecker)
3. Gather for festival bright weed and purple shell (H. D.)
4. Wake subtler dreams, and touch me nigh to tears (William Watson)
5. Ravished lute, sing to her virgin ears (Robert Fitzgerald)
6. Whose thin fraud I wink at privily (William Watson)
Poems, Vol. II Show/Hide Movements
7. And warm winds spilled fragrance into her solitudes
8. To whose more clear than crystal voice the frost had joined a crystal spell (Léonie Adams)
9. Sleep, weary mind; dream, heart’s desire (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
10. Dust in sunlight, and memory in corners (T. S. Eliot)
11. Make me drunken with deep red torrents of joy (John Gould Fletcher)
Poems, Vol. III Show/Hide Movements
12. Rear its frondings sighing in aetherial fields (Hart Crane)
13. Listen! Can you hear the antic melody of fear those two anxious feet are playing? (Walter Prude)
14. Puffed out and marching upon a blue sky (Amy Lowell)
15. And hung like those top jewels of night (Léonie Adams)
16. Each gay dunce shall lend a hand (John Trumbull)
Sources of Poems

PISTON, WALTER

Passacaglia

RIEGGER, WALLINGFORD

Petite Etude

RUGGLES, CARL

Angels
Evocations(Four Chants for Piano) Show/Hide Movements
I. Largo
II. Andante con Fantasia
III. Moderato Appassionato
IV. Adagio Sostenuto

SHEPHERD, ARTHUR

Mazurka, Op. 2, No. 1

SOUSA, JOHN PHILIP

El Capitan
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Hands Across The Sea
Imperial Edward
Jack Tar
King Cotton
Semper Fidelis
The Beau Ideal March
The Bride-Elect
The Diplomat
The Free Lance
The Gladiator
The High School Cadets
The Invincible Eagle
The Liberty Bell
The Manhattan Beach March
The March Past of the Corcoran Cadets
The March Past of the National Fencibles
The March Past of the Rifle Regiment
The Picador March
The Stars and Stripes Forever (arranged for Piano, 6 hands)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (March)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (Song)
The Thunderer
The Washington Post

TROYER, CARLOS

Ghost Dance Of The Zuñis

WARREN, GEORGE WILLIAM

The Andes(Marche di Bravura)

WHITING, ARTHUR

Bagatelle
Humoreske