The weekend competition today features a volume by one of the most popular Contemporary pedagogical piano composers, Pamela Wedgwood. Pamela has written a substantial amount of piano music at all different levels, with many pieces included in various exam board syllabus’ and festival classes across the world. Those familiar with her style will know Jazzin’ About and Up-Grade! as well as the After Hours series.
My competition prize is a copy of Pamela’s On My Travels from the After Hours series, which was published earlier this year by Faber Music. It’s intended for those of around Grades 6-8 or intermediate to advanced level, and was inspired by people and places visited by the composer. The collection consists of evocative titles such as Thetis Island, Chez Kate, The Spirit of Pohutukawa and Abel Tasman, and each piece provides plenty of melodic and harmonic interest for pianists.
To win this copy, please leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post and I’ll select the winner on Sunday evening (British time).
Pamela Wedgwood will be giving a workshop (and adjudicating the EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) composer’s competition) on Saturday November 7th which is being held at Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath, BA2 7HG, UK. This will be a wonderful opportunity for all budding composers. Presented by EPTA UK, the workshop is free to attend, and there are still a few places left for both participants and observers. You can find out more here.
You can purchase your copy of On My Travels, here.
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.