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Author: Dr. Mark Alan Wade
Format: Book (Spiral Bound) with Audio Online
Instrumentation: Hammered Dulcimer

This treasury of beloved classical music favourites is specially arranged for hammered dulcimers by master dulcimer performer and teacher, Dr. Mark Alan Wade. A splendid compilation of familiar pieces, each one is painstakingly edited to preserve the composer's imagination and spirit while distilled into dulcimer reductions playable with only two hammers.

Enjoy playing favourites like "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", "Fur Elise", "Clair de lune", and many more cherished titles by celebrated composers including Vivaldi, Telemann, Schubert, Mozart, Boccherini, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Faure, Schumann, Brahms, Satie, Haydn and more! Each gem is set in dulcimer-friendly keys fitting within a chromatic 16/15 range with the melody clearly displayed in the upper voice for intermediate players, and with the supportive chords and countermelodies in the lower voice for more advanced players. Guitar chords are added above the melodies whenever appropriate to allow you to embellish with your own chord patterns, if preferred. With 51 pieces, 12 duets, 36 composers, and a range of musical eras spanning 285 years, this book is a compendium to enjoy for a lifetime!

Reference recordings of each piece are available online, created electronically with life-like Steinway grand piano samples. This digital audio is rhythmically perfect and expressively performed with authentic interpretations that are appropriate for each era. For real audio recordings, check out my album, Serenade!

  • Index of Composers
  • Introduction
  • Notation
    • Commonly Used Symbols and Terms
    • The Two-Hammer Chording Dilemma
    • Alternative Chording Considerations
  • Interpretation
    • A Brief Summary of Style Triats
    • Difficulty Indexes
  • The Baroque Period
    • Adagio (Albioni)
    • Aria No. 20A (Bach)
    • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Sinfonia II (Handel)
    • Badinerie, From Orchestral Suite No. 2 (Bach)
    • Bourees I and II, From Cello Suite No. 3 (Bach)
    • Canarios, From Instructions De Musica, Livre 1 (Sanz)
    • Canon in D, No. 24 (Pachelbel)
    • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, From Cantata No. 147 (Bach)
    • Larghetto, "Ombra Mai Fu", From Xerxes (Handel)
    • Largo, From Winter, The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
    • Menuet, No. 5 (Bach)
    • Menuet, No. 21 (Bohm)
    • Minuet un G Major (Petzold)
    • Prelude, From Cello Suite, No. 1 (Bach)
    • Prelude, From Partita for Violin, No. 3 (Bach)
    • Prince of Denmark's March (Clarke)
    • Sheep May Safely Graze, From the Hunting Cantata (Bach)
    • Toccata, From Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach)
  • The Classical Period
    • Adagio Cantabile (Simplified), From Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven)
    • Adagio Cantabile, From Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven)
    • Allegro Con Brio, From Symphony No. 5
    • Allegro, From Symphony No. 40 (Mozart)
    • Andante (Bach)
    • Andante, From Sonatina No, 1 (Clementi)
    • Andante Grazioso (Simplified), From Sonata No. 11 (Mozart)
    • Andante Grazioso, From Sonata No. 11 (Mozart)
    • Fur Elise (Simplified), (Beethoven)
    • Fur Elise (Beethoven)
    • Little Serenade, From Twelve Minuets (Haydn)
    • Menuett No. 1 Mit Trio, From Kleinere Stuke Fur Das Pianoforte (Mozart)
    • Minuet, From String Quintet In E Major (Boccherini)
    • Romanze, From Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
  • The Romantic Period
    • Anitra's Dance, From Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1 (Grieg)
    • Ave Maria (Schubert)
    • The Can-Can, From Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach)
    • Dance of the Hours, From La Gioconda (Ponchielli)
    • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, From the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
    • Gran Vals (Tarrega)
    • Humoresque (Dvorak)
    • Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)
    • Largo, From The New World Symphony (Dvorak)
    • Meditation, From Thais (Massenet)
    • Pavane (Simplified), (Faure)
    • Pavane (Faure)
    • The Swan, From The Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saens)
    • Theme and Variations on "Ode to Joy" From Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven/Wade)
    • To A Wild Rose, From Woodland Sketches (MacDowell)
    • Traumerei (Simplified), From Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Schomann)
    • Traumerei, From Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Schomann)
    • The Young Prince and Princess, from Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov)
    • Waltz in A Major, From Sixteen Waltzes (Brahms)
  • The Impressionist Period
    • Clair De Lune (Simplified), From Suite Bergamasque (Debussy)
    • Clair De Lune, From Suite Bergamasque (Debussy)
    • Gymnopedie, No. 1 From Three Gymnopedies, (Satie)
    • Reverie (Simplified), (Debussy)
    • Reverie (Debussy)
  • Miscellaneous Music
    • Holy, Holy, Holy (Heber)
    • Simple Gifts, Theme From Apppalachian Spring (Traditional/Copland/Wade)
  • Duets
    • Air (Mozart)
    • Allegro, From Canonic Sonata No. 1 (Telemann)
    • Allegro Assai, From Canonic Sonata No. 3 (Telemann)
    • Duo I, From Six Duets (Braun)
    • Fantasia in D Minor, From 36 Fantasies Pour Clavessin (Telemann)
    • Invention No. 8, From The Well-Tempered Clavier (Bach)
    • Minuet and Trio, No. 6 (Mozart)
    • Menuet, No. 36 (Bach)
    • Musette (Bach)
    • Polonaise No. 4 (Mozart)
    • Allegro Pretissimo, From Sonata No. 10 for Two Cellos (Barriere)
    • Tod Und Schlaf, No. 21, From 29 Kanons (Haydn)
  • Glossary of Musical Terms
  • About the Author
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