The titles are as follows:
- From a Railway Carriage
- The Land of Story Books
- Windy Nights
A note from the composer:
“This trilogy of piano solos is inspired by more of my favorite poems from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. The pieces in this collection reinforce specific musical and technical elements at the intermediate to late intermediate levels of piano study. I encourage students to first recite the poems and to imagine how they would communicate the story through the sound colors of the piano. Metronome markings serve only as guidelines – please feel free to choose tempos that reflect how you want the poems to sound.”
Chee-Hwa Tan’s solo piano music is published by Piano Safari; with selections included in the Repertoire and Study syllabi of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, and the London College of Music. Her publishing company, Dayung Sampan Music, expands her philosophy of music making and artistry to other instrumental combinations at all levels.
A native of Malaysia and a naturalized U.S. citizen, Chee-Hwa holds Masters’ degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Southern Methodist University and a B.A. in Piano Performance and English from Oral Roberts University. Her teachers include Alfred Mouledous, Joaquin Achucarro, E. Gregory Nagode, and Joyce Bridgman. Chee-Hwa lives in Colorado where she and her husband Chris have raised four children who are avid music makers.
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