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Repertoire Demonstrations

Beyer

  • In An Old Castle
  • Melody
  • Circle Dance

Bolck

  • Five-Note Sonatina

Köhler

  • Allegretto
  • Echoes
  • Country Ride

Löw

  • Ponies

Praetorius

  • Ancient Dance

Türk

  • Little March

Vogel

  • The Hero’s March

Wilton

  • Sonatina

Von der Hofe

  • Canario

Praetorius

  • Procession in G

Telemann

  • Gavotte in C

Mouret

  • The Highlander

Hook

  • Bagatelle
  • Minuet

Türk

  • Little Dance

Diabelli

  • Morning

Haydn

  • Quadrille

Attwood

  • Sonatina in G

Bach, J.C.

  • Adagio and Allegro

Schytte

  • Little Prelude
  • Melody for Left Hand

Spindler

  • Two Preludes

Wohlfahrt

  • Waltz for Four Hands

Gurlitt

  • The Hunt

Lynes

  • Tarantella

Alt

  • On the Ocean Floor

Dubliansky

  • The Busy Machine

Salutrinskaya

  • Shepherd Pies

Faber, N.

  • Pantomime

Clarke

  • King William’s March

Pezold

  • Minuet in G Major

Rameau

  • Menuet en Rondeau

Speer

  • Air in D Minor

Graupner

  • Bourrée

Bach, J.C.

  • Prelude in A Major

Mozart

  • Dance in F Major
  • Minuet in C Major (K. 6)

Beethoven

  • Russian Folk Dance
  • Ecossaise
  • Sonatina in G Major

Hummel

  • Polka

Szymanowska

  • Mazurka

Gurlitt

  • The Return (Op. 117, No. 24)
  • In the Garden (Op. 140, No. 4)

Schumann

  • Soldier’s March (Op. 68, No. 2)
  • The Happy Farmer (Op. 68, No. 10)

Tchaikovsky

  • Old French Song (Op. 39, No. 16)

McKay

  • Long Gone Blues

Rebikov

  • The Bear

Faber, N.

  • Waltz Macabre

Poe

  • Yiki (A Mesopotamian Elephant)

Krieger

  • Minuet in A Minor

Duncombe

  • Fanfare in C Major

Lully

  • Minuet in D Minor

Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook

  • Musette in D Major (composer unknown)
  • Minuet in G Major (composer unknown)
  • Minuet in G Minor (Pezold)
  • March in D Major (C.P.E. Bach)

Bach, C.F.

  • Solfeggio in D Major

Gossec

  • Tambourin

Haslinger

  • Sonatina in C Major

Haydn

  • German Dance in D Major
  • Minuet in G Major
  • Allegro in F Major

Clementi

  • Sonatina in C Major (Op. 36, No. 1)

Diabelli

  • Sonatina in G Major, 1st Movement (Op. 168, No. 2)
  • Rondo for Four Hands (Op. 163, NO. 6)

Beethoven

  • Two German Dances

Mozart, Leopold

  • Allegro in A Major

Gurlitt

  • A Little Flower (Op. 205, No. 11)

Burgmüller

  • Arabesque (Op. 100, No. 2)
  • Ballade (Op. 100, No. 15)
  • Harmony of the Angels (Op. 100, No. 21)

Schumann

  • Wild Rider (Op. 68, No. 8)
  • Melody (Op. 68, No. 1)

Ellmenreich

  • Spinning Song (Op. 14, No. 4)

Heller

  • Avalanche (Op. 45, No. 2)

Reinecke

  • Gavotte (from Op. 183, No. 1)

Rebikov

  • Chinese Figurine (from Christmas Gifts, No. 13)
  • Playing Soldiers (Op. 31, No. 4)

Faber, N.

  • The Moons of Jupiter

McKay

  • Song of the Range Rider (from Sagebrush Country, No. 1)
  • Cowboy Song (from Sagebrush Country, No. 9)

Jacoby

  • Sonatina

Bach, J.S.

  • Bourrée in E Minor (from Suite in E Minor for Lute)
  • Little Prelude in C Major (BWV 939)
  • Little Prelude in F Major (from Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Notebook) (BWV 927)
  • Musette in G Major (Gavotte II from English Suite No. 3, BWV 808)
  • Prelude in C Major (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, No. I)

Buttstedt

  • Minuet in D Minor

Graupner

  • Intrada

Pescetti

  • Presto (from Sonata in C Minor)

Scarlatti

  • Folic

Bach, C.P.E.

  • Solfeggietto

Bach, W.F.

  • Allegro in A Major

Beethoven

  • Für Elise
  • Minuet in G Major (WoO 10, No. 2)

Benda

  • Sonatina in A Minor

Clementi

  • Sonatina in G Major (Op. 36, No. 2)

Haydn

  • Concerto in C

Kuhlau

  • Sonatina in C Major (Op. 55, No. I)

Beach

  • Canoeing (Op. 119, No. 3)

Burgmüller

  • L’Orage (The Stonn) (Op. 109, No. 13)

Chopin

  • Mazurka in F Major (Op. 68, No. 3)
  • Prelude M B Minor (Op. 28, No. 6)
  • Prelude A E Minor (Op. 28, No. 4)
  • Waltz in A Minor (Op. posthumous)

Fibich

  • Adagio and Furiant (from Sonatina in D Minor)

Grieg

  • Sailor’s Song (Op. 68, No. 1)
  • Watchman’s Song (Op. 12, No. 3)

Gurlitt

  • Miniature
  • Scherzo in D Minor

Tchaikovsky

  • Sweet Dream (from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 21)

Faber, N.

  • Ride of Pegasus
  • Winter Painting

McKay

  • Bronco Bill
  • Distant Sierras (from Sagebrush Countty, No. 4)

Rebikov

  • Dance with a Bell
  • In the Forest (Op. 51, No. 4)

Rossi

  • Giant Purple Butterflies (from A Trip Through the Rain Forest)

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