Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum - Part 1

Additional Pieces for Study (7)

Piano Duets

A great many piano duets, both original compositions and transcriptions, contain writing in parallel octaves, particularly in the primo parts. Many also contain passages in parallel thirds and sixths. The following is a small selection of the many examples that can easily be found: Weber: Sonatina, Op. 3, no. 1 (easy) Mozart: Sonata in D, K. 381, first and third movements (intermediate) Mozart: Sonata in B-flat, K. 358, first and third movements (intermediate) Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, Petit Poucet (intermediate) Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville (intermediate) 20th Century Pieces These 20th-century pieces are still under copyright, but can...

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