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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, they 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, they will be disqualified to win a prize in that event.
For this category, music must be performed from memory
. NO REPEATS are allowed, unless instructed clearly.

For Levels 3A 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: Louise Godfrey Ogle: Mister Kangaroo
page 7; 16 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Early Elementary Book 1, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9633

LEVEL 1B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Daniel Gottlob Turk: Winter
page 32. Play the music twice; 16 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Early Elementary Book 1, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9633

LEVEL 1C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Elisabeth Jarrell Fossey: Jack and Jill
page 14-15; 28 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Early Elementary Book 1, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9633

LEVEL 1D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Song, Op.39 #8
page 4; 8 bars total

Book: Kabalevsky - 24 Pieces for Children Op.39, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, HL 50330040, ISBN 978-0-7935-3582-8


LEVEL 2A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Christian Gottlob Neefe: Canzonet
page 64, no repeat at end of measures 8 and 24; 24 bars total

Book: More Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 27, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, ISBN 0-8256-4027-X

LEVEL 2B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Adrienne Penny: Ghosts and Goblins
page 22-23; 24 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Middle Elementary Book 2, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9634

LEVEL 2C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Felix Le Couppey: Bourree
page 26-27; 27 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Middle Elementary Book 2, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9634

LEVEL 2D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Funny Event, Op.39 #7
page 4; 24 bars total

Book: Kabalevsky - 24 Pieces for Children Op.39, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, HL 50330040, ISBN 978-0-7935-3582-8


LEVEL 3A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Leopold Mozart: Entrée
page 61; 24 bars total

Book: More Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 27, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, ISBN 0-8256-4027-X

LEVEL 3B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Joseph Haydn: Country Waltz
page 66, no repeat, but follow D.C. al fine; 24 bars total

Book: More Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 27, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, ISBN 0-8256-4027-X

LEVEL 3C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Cornelius Gurlitt: Festive Dance
page 8-9, no repeat; 49 bars total

Book: Solo Repertoire - Advancing Elementary Book 4, compiled and edited by William Gillock. The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9636

LEVEL 3D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Slow Waltz, Op.39 #23
page 18-19; 40 bars total


Book: Kabalevsky - 24 Pieces for Children Op.39, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, HL 50330040, ISBN 978-0-7935-3582-8


LEVEL 4A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major, L.79 / K.391
page 8-9, no repeat

Book: Scarlatti - Ten Sonatas - Selected and edited by Keith Snell, Neil A. Kjos, GP391, ISBN 0-8497-6200-6

LEVEL 4B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Joseph Haydn: Menuet I & II from Sonata Hob. XVI:43 in Ab Major
page 6-7, no repeat, follow da Capo, Menuet I again

Book: Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas Volume III; G. Henle Urtext HN242, HL 51480242, ISMN 979-02018-0242-8

LEVEL 4C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: Prelude Op.28 #6 in B Minor
page 12

Book: Chopin - Preludes, G. Henle HN882, Urtext HL 51480882

LEVEL 4D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Lyric Piece, Op.27 #16
page 27-28

Book: Kabalevsky - 30 Pieces for Children Op.27, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, HL 50331530, ISBN 978-0-7935-3627



LEVEL 5A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, L.463 / K.430
page 12-15, no repeat

Book: Scarlatti - Ten Sonatas - Selected and edited by Keith Snell, Neil A. Kjos, GP391, ISBN 0-8497-6200-6

LEVEL 5B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Joseph Haydn: Presto from Sonata Hob. XVI:27 in G Major
page 66-69, no repeat

Book: Haydn - Piano Sonatas Vol.II, G. Henle Urtext HN240, HL 51480240, ISMN 979-02018-0240-4

LEVEL 5C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Frederic Chopin: Valse Posthumous in E Minor (KK IVa Nr.15)
page 88-91, no repeat; 131 bars total

Book: Chopin Waltzes, G. Henle # HN 131, HL.51480131

LEVEL 5D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Dmitri Kabalevsky: Allegro assai e lusingando (1st mvt) from Sonatina Op.13 #1 in C Major
page 2-7

Book: Kabalevsky - Sonatinas for Piano Opus 13; editor Willard A. Palmer, Alfred


LEVEL 6A (BAROQUE):
Piece: J.S. Bach: Fantasy in C Minor
No Repeat

Book: J.S. Bach - Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906, Edited by Palmer, Alfred No.602, ISBN 0-7390-2495-7

LEVEL 6B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: W. A. Mozart: Allegro from Sonata K.570 in Bb Major
page 276-281, no repeat

Book: Mozart - Piano Sonatas Vol. 2, G. Henle HN2, HL 51480002

LEVEL 6C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Claude Debussy: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
page 21-25

Book: Debussy - An Introduction To His Piano Works, Alfred AP.2216

LEVEL 6D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Sergei Prokofiev: Op.12 #7, Prelude in C Major
page 77-81

Book: Sarcasms, Vision Fugitives and Other Short Works for Piano, Dover Publications AP. 6-410919