Monster Concert (for Teachers)

 2020 MaineMTA Piano Monster Festival

For Piano Students Grade 5 and up

Saturday, March 7, 2020

(Snow Date is Sunday, March 8)

                       Falmouth High School, 51 Woodville Road, Falmouth, Maine                       

Rehearsals: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Dress Rehearsal: 3:45 to 4:30 pm

Concert at 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

A Piano Monster concert is a piano ensemble performance given by pairs of performers playing piano 4-hand repertoire simultaneously on multiple pianos on stage led by a conductor.

The MaineMTA Piano Monster Festival is a student-oriented event where students from pianos studios around the state prepare a primo or secondo part of a duet ahead of time and then come together on a certain day to rehearse and give a concert.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 25, 2019

PROGRAM

Choose two pieces per student in order of preference. We will do our best to honor everyone’s first choice. Second choices will depend on enrollment. Adult piano students must choose the Adults Only repertoire choices. Much of the music is available online at J. W. Pepper. Sinfonia No. 15 and Uncle Funk can be purchased through Manduca Music Publications. Technical levels and metronome marks are approximate. YouTube video links and a pdf showing the first page of each part are embedded below.

No photocopies will be allowed on stage.

Level: Late Elementary
Piece: Sonatina Prima by Ruth Nordine Chown (Kjos) 
Choose: Primo or Secondo (choose same part for both movements)
          I.  Fanfare                         
                 Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnsZFKLDwH8            
                 Score: View here           = 126
          III. Finale            
                 Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOMkz-Oyzuw
                 Score: View here           ♩ = 112
          Prepare both movements.    

Level: Late Elementary
Piece: Hoedown Tonight!  by Dennis Alexander
Book: Contest Winners for Three, Book 2 (Alfred)  
Choose: Part 1 (Low), Part 2 (Middle), or Part 3 (HIgh)
           Listen:  https://youtu.be/JcYyMNpx3gg
           Score:  View here            =144                                          

Level: Early Intermediate
Piece: The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) by John Williams, arranged by Dan Coates 
Book:  Duets from the Movies (Alfred) 
Choose: Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/vSmaM5alC98                                                                          
          Score: View here          = 80   

Level: Early Intermediate
Piece: Immortelle by Fritz Spindler
Book:
Duet Classics for Piano, Book 1 (Alfred)
Choose:
Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/U7WoWuwqGUE
          Score: View here         = 92

Level: Intermediate
Piece: Sinfonia No. 15 by J. S. Bach (Manduca), arranged by John Robert Poe
           Manduca Music Publications, Portland, ME
Choose: Primo or Secondo      
          Listen: Coming soon!
          Score: View here          ♩.= 60

Level: Intermediate
Piece: Easy Winners by Scott Joplin, arranged by Weekley & Araganbright (W & A)
Book: 5 Joplin Rags (Kjos)
Choose: Primo or Secondo
           Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX02bEXkmyk 
           Score: View here         = 152

Level: Late Intermediate
Piece: Uncle Funk
by George B. Chave (Manduca) 
           Manduca Music Publications 
Choose:
Primo or Secondo
          
Listen: Coming soon!
           Score: View here          = 116

Level: Late Intermediate
Piece: Rondeau (Masterpiece Theatre Theme) by Jean Joseph Mouret, arranged by W & A 
Book: Three Baroque Pieces (Kjos)
Choose: Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/Vxy0cVtKx2I
          Score:  View here        half note = 66

Level: Early Advanced
Piece: Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms, arranged by W & A
Book: Twice as Nice, Volume 3 (Kjos)
Choose: Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/aEX48pzi_Pw        
          Score : View here       Main piece, = 100     Vivace, = 138

Level: Early Advanced
Piece: Festival Toccata by Robert Vandall (Alfred)  
Choose: Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/oN5Wf0tTpsc        
          Score: View here           = 138      

NEW! 
Level: Adults only
PieceThe Star Spangled Banner, music by John S. Smith, arranged by Carol Masson
Book: Grand Duets for Piano, Player’s Choice (Alfred)
Choose: Primo or Secondo
          Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WWpJ4e-Glg&t=10s
          Score: View here          = 80            

NEW! 
Level:
Adults only
Piece: Allegro in E Minor by Anton Diabelli     
Book: Duet Classics for Piano, Book 2 (Alfred) 
Choose:
Primo or Secondo                                                    
          Listen: https://youtu.be/XZjvQ-91klU  
          Score: View here         = 108

Level: Teachers only
Piece: Fanfare Toccata-Rondo by Dennis Alexander (Alfred)
Choose:   Piano I, Primo
                 
Piano I, Secondo
                 
Piano II, Primo
                  Piano II, Secondo
          Listen: https://youtu.be/4iZKMGEcs_Y   
          Score: View here          = 120 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 25, 2019