Angela Salvaggione

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Elven Forest portrays a calm, shadowed woodland. It represents a breeze blowing through the trees, wildlife slowly and quietly waking, and rustling leaves that let sunlight filter through to the forest floor.

Angela Salvaggione

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Mists and Sun reflects changing moods and is written in rondo (ABACA) form. The first theme should have a very ethereal, mysterious character, which is characterized by its key of g minor. The second theme is somewhat brighter, with the sun trying to work its way through the mists. The mists conquer the sun as the first theme returns. Finally, the sun is victorious and shines brightly through the mists. Notice how the music moves to a major key and the piano accompaniment is much more energetic and joyful. Your playing should convey those feelings. As night falls, though, the mists move back in as the first theme returns once again, and the whole piece fades into calm, mist-covered darkness

Angela Salvaggione

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Silver Vanguard is a piece in rondo form that brings to mind strength. The first section should be strongly accented, and all notes should be separated, depicting a medieval military group moving into protect a town. The second them) requires a quiet but firm strength and signifies the militia standing quietly at the ready. All quarter notes with tenuto marks should have weight to them. Listen carefully for the initial militant theme as it returns in the piano part; it should be played strongly and heard clearly. The third theme, depicting the village resting peacefully, unaware of the battle, is in the new key of D major. Pay attention to the F#s and the C# at the end of this lyrical section. The first theme returns again in yet another new key, e minor. The piece builds from here to the end as the village is saved.

Ignacio Cervantes / arr. Angela Salvaggione

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This piece is originally from a set of four dances written for piano by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). I originally arranged it for horn/bassoon/piano for a joint recital I performed on bassoon with Jennifer Murtoff, horn and Rebecca Ziermann, piano. Here, I've rearranged it for bassoon duet.

 

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Angela Salvaggione

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A fun Latin-themed bassoon piece that employs various rhythms and scales, including whole tone and chromatic scales. Appropriate for intermediate students.

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Angela Salvaggione
7/16/14
Angela Salvaggione

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Piano piece I wrote for my dad after the passing of his wife.

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01/26/16
D. Scarlatti / Angela Salvaggione

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This arrangement © Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

Angela Salvaggione

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Hidden Lake reflects the gentleness and wonder of encountering a quiet, secluded lakeshore filled with dazzlingly colored flowers amid bright sunshine. The piece ends in the quiet calmness of night, reflected in a major key.