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Category 1: Open Solo - No Age Limit

There are four categories each, of six levels
a total of 24 Events, with contestants performing the same music in each event.
All pieces are pre-selected. Contestants may enter any and all levels as they choose.
For this category, the stated music editions will be used as the "official music" for all judges throughout the competitions. If a contestant is using a different edition, he/she must check carefully to make sure the music is not critically different from the official edition.
All contestants must perform music designated for their events. Any contestant playing a wrong piece, he/she will be disqualified to win a prize in that event.
For this category, music must be performed from memory
. NO REPEAT is allowed, unless instructed clearly.

For Levels 1A to 6A (Baroque): Guidelines will be given to judges concerning “commonly known” baroque performance practices which include ornaments, phrasings, dynamics, and articulations, not marked as such, but used by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, and other Baroque composers and musicians as appropriate styles for the period.


LEVEL 1A (BAROQUE):
Piece: T. Salutrinskaya: The Shepherd Plays
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary A & B, Alfred AP.0639, ISBN 0-8748-7639-7, page 17, 12 bars

LEVEL 1B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: E. Berkovich: Russian Folk Song
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary A & B, Alfred AP.0639, ISBN 0-8748-7639-7, page 22, 16 bars

LEVEL 1C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Boris Kremenliev: Evening Bells
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary A & B, Alfred AP.0639, ISBN 0-8748-7639-7, page 25, No Repeat, 22 bars

LEVEL 1D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: R. Heif: Chastushka
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary A & B, Alfred AP.0639, ISBN 0-8748-7639-7, page 32, 16 bars


LEVEL 2A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Louise McAllister: Gadabout Grasshopper
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 6-7, 28 bars


LEVEL 2B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Ada Paymer: Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Book: Pieces Are Fun, Book 1, David Hirschberg, Warner Bros. Pub. EL02506, ISBN 0-7692-3458-5, page 22-23, 24 bars


LEVEL 2C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Cedric Lemont: By Starlight
Book: Pieces Are Fun, Book 1, David Hirschberg, Warner Bros. Pub. EL02506, ISBN 0-7692-3458-5, page 28-29, 32 bars


LEVEL 2D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Autumn Song, Op.39 #11
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 17, 25 bars


LEVEL 3A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Alexander Goedicke: Dance in E Minor
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 20-21


LEVEL 3B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: T. Salutrinskaya: The Cuckoo
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 29


LEVEL 3C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: Valse Posthumous in A Minor
Book: Chopin - An Introduction to His Piano Works, Palmer, Alfred 635, page 14-17, OR any edition


LEVEL 3D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: H. H. A. Beach: Gavotte, Op.36 #2
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 37-38, No Repeat

LEVEL 4A (BAROQUE):
Piece: J.S. Bach: Prelude BWV 924 in C Major
Book: Bach - Little Preludes and Fugues, G. Henle HN106, HL. 51480106, page 7


LEVEL 4B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Joseph Haydn: No. 10 Allegretto, Nach Hob. III:41 from Different Small and Pleasant Pieces
Book: Haydn - Piano Pieces - Piano Variations, G. Henle HN224, Urtext HL 51480224, ISMN 979-02018-0224-4, page 54-55, No Repeat


LEVEL 4C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in Bb Major, BI 3
[pp. 116-117, include Trio, and D.C. al Fine]

Book: Chopin - Chopin Polonaises, G. Henle HN217, HL 51480217


LEVEL 4D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Claude Debussy: Le Petit Negre
Book: Debussy - An Introduction To His Piano Works, Alfred AP.2216, page 13-15
Correction/Clarification: measure 46 and measure 79 should be exactly as measure 8, whereas the left hand: first D is a natural and second D is a Db


LEVEL 5A (BAROQUE):
Piece: J.S. Bach: Fugue BWV 961 in C Minor
Book: Bach - Little Preludes and Fugues, G. Henle HN106, HL. 51480106, page 34-35


LEVEL 5B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Joseph Haydn: Allegro con brio (1st mvt) from Sonata Hob.XVI:35 in C Major
Book: Haydn - Piano Sonatas Vol.II, G. Henle HN240, HL 51480240, page 126-132, No Repeat


LEVEL 5C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: 3 Ecossaises Op.72 #3 in D, G & Db Major
Book: Dances of Chopin, Maurice Hinson, Alfred 1040, page 30-33, OR Chopin - At the Piano with Chopin, edited by Maurice Hinson, Alfred 2484


LEVEL 5D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Bela Bartok: Finale from Sonatina in D Major
Book: The Twentieth Century, Anthology of Piano Music, Volume 4, HL 14001217, ISBN 978-0-8256-8044-1, page 94-97

LEVEL 6A (BAROQUE):
Piece: J.S. Bach: Fugue BWV 895 in A Minor
Book: Bach - Little Preludes and Fugues, G. Henle HN106, HL. 51480106, page 56-57


LEVEL 6B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Ludwig van Beethoven: Menuetto and Trio from Op.31 #3 in Eb Major
[No repeat, but return to the Menuetto after the Trio, and go to Coda after the repeat of the Menuetto]

Book: Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Vol. 2, G. Henle HN34, HL 51480034, page 64-65


LEVEL 6C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: Etude #1 in F Minor from Trois Nouvelles Etudes
Book: Chopin - Chopin Etudes, G. Henle HN124, HL 51480124, page 110-11
Correction/Clarification: measure 41: Gb (flat) for both Left hand and Right hand; measure 43: Gb for Left hand; measure 45: Gb for both hands


LEVEL 6D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: N. Kapustin: Sonatina Op.100
Book: Schott, ED 22853, available digitally at link: https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/sheet-music/pro...



















































































































































































LEVEL 3A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Louise McAllister: Gadabout Grasshopper
Book: Guild Repertoire Elementary C & D, Alfred AP.0640, ISBN 0-8748-7640-0, page 6-7, 28 bars