If you are looking for new recital repertoire this fall, consider Christine Donkin’s new collections, Sunny Days and Peace Country. These wonderful pieces are a delight to the ears and are very playable for students.
These intermediate pieces correspond nicely with Faber’s Piano Adventures level 3B or with Alfred’s Premier Course level 4.
For a lively piece, try Peace Country Hoedown. Spunky rhythms with a classic American folk-song sound definitely make this an audience favorite.
The Sleeping Starfish captures a more beautiful and dreamy aura with thin-textured notes sustained high on the keyboard.
For advanced students, try Donkin’s Peace Country album. These pieces feature modern harmonies, often within sequencing patterns.
Sunny Days and Peace Country are both available for instant download from Alberti Publishing. Use discount code CDA625 and receive 40% off the regular price until the end of September!
Who is Christine Donkin?
Christine Donkin is an award-winning composer of pedagogical, choral, and instrumental music. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia, and currently lives in Ottawa. Her compositions, which have been performed in such locations as the Moscow Conservatory, Exeter Cathedral, and Carnegie Hall, have earned prizes and recognition in national and international competitions, and are available from several publishers including Frederick Harris Music, Graphite Publishing, Treble Clef Music Press, Recital Music, C. Alan Publications, and Alberti Publishing. Nine of Christine’s pedagogical piano pieces can be found in the acclaimed Celebration Series Perspectives, and her folk tune arrangements for voice and piano will be included in the next Royal Conservatory of Music Voice Syllabus. In addition to her work as a composer, Christine is also active as an instructor, adjudicator, clinician, and co-creator of Tonic Tutor, an online game resource for music teachers and students.
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