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A new piece for piano four hands is available called Mostly Dorian

Original Music Compositions
by Carla K. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Scaramouche for Percussion Ensemble & Piano

Scaramouche (from Italian scaramuccia, literally "little skirmisher"), is a stereotypical clown character of the commedia dell'arte, the comic theatrical arts of Italian theatre. The role combined characteristics of the Zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman). Usually attired in black Spanish dress, Scaramouche was often beaten by the character Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice.
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Mostly Dorian

Mostly Dorian is an intermediate to advanced level piece for piano four hands appropriate for recitals. It is an excellent vehicle for introducing your students to Dorian mode. You can also analyze the piece for the sections that venture into the melodic minor.
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Brass Circus

Brass Circus is an ensemble for brass nonet, 3 trumpets, 2 French horns (with alternate 4th trumpet), 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba. It was inspired by artwork depicting the Circus in Montmartre, Paris at the turn of the 19th Century. Artists such as Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, created a mélange of action, color, and vibrant energy depicting the circus clowns, acrobats, and aerial performers of the famous circus.
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Ripples in a Pond

A collection of fourteen original piano pieces inspired by the composer's travels in China. With a blend of pentatonic and diatonic elements, enchanting melodies, and modern harmonies, these colorful soundscapes evoke sites from Beijing to Hong Kong. Introduced by descriptions and photographs of locations in China, the book includes a CD by the composer.
Softcover Book & CD $15.95 Available online at Truluck Music

Solfeggiana

Solfeggiana is a piece for full orchestra designed for students in a school orchestra who have been studying or wish to study solfege to increase their ability to audiate, to sightread, and to play in tune.
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A Paris Christmas

Third in the Musical Travel Journal series, A Paris Christmas opens up a world of holiday adventure in the brilliant French city through sparkling melodies and contemporary harmonies. Stories introducing each piece help students imagine scenes that inspired the music. These Christmas-inspired pieces are a nice supplement to traditional carols on a winter recital.
Softcover Book & CD $12.95 Available online at Truluck Music

Paris Suite

First in a series of "musical travel journals," this suite presents six character pieces incorporating French Impressionism, Baroque dance, folk song, and contemporary elements. Introductions and scenic photographs set the Parisian context for each piece.
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Piano Postcards

A Collection of 10 Piano Solo Pieces.

These early intermediate to intermediate “piano postcards” from Carla K. Bartlett use use light classical and popular music styles to communicate feelings and hopes. The CD features Carla performing the pieces.
Softcover Book & CD $15.95 Available online at Truluck Music

Inspirations in C (includes free study guide)

Inspirations in C is a collection of fourteen pieces for pianists at an intermediate level that explore the tonal center of C and its related modes across contemporary styles.

While Number One is intentionally repetitive in a Minimalist style, the fourteen pieces express numerous influences - the sweet, often plaintive folk song flavors of Bertok; Mahler's delicious harmonic shifts from major to minor; Kabalevsky's playful bright staccato; the exotic tinge of a Golijov piece.
Softcover Book & CD $18.99 Available online at Truluck Music

Friendly Letters

A Collection of 10 Piano Solo Pieces

Composer Carla K. Bartlett writes “musical letters” to tell her friends how special they are. This collection assembles ten of her compositions – in styles from samba to rock and country to jazz – at the intermediate to early advanced level. The CD features Carla performing the pieces.
Softcover Book & CD $15.95 Available online at Truluck Music

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