This discounted bundle contains In Miller’s Meadow and By the Blue-green Bay. Both of these pieces are elementary and are especially appealing to the older beginning piano student. Both pieces are full of emotional nuance and give students an opportunity to be very expressive in their playing.
Levels and Details
By the Blue-green Bay features a comfortable 5 finger G hand position. There are easy patterns in the RH in the A section while the left hand moves down and up by step in a fifth. The mixolydian sound of the B section is a lovely contrast. The damper pedal is used, but only roughly ever 4 measures.
In Miller’s Meadow is elementary and features only steps and fifths. The smallest note value is a quarter note. The damper pedal is used, but is only lifted one time.
The “In Beautiful Places” Series
Both of these pieces are a part of the growing “In Beautiful Places” series. The seed of this series was planted upon the creation of Up Sandy Ripple Road which was inspired by the critically acclaimed author, Wendell Berry. If you love either of these pieces, you’ll also love In Miller’s Meadow and Up Sandy Ripple Road. [Note: Sandy Ripple Road is only available as sheet music, not as a studio license digital download.