ABRSM: Piano Mix Book 1 (Grades 1-2)
Compiled and edited by David Blackwell, Piano Mix 1 is packed full of brilliant music that has been specially arranged for Easy Piano. Featuring a diverse range of styles and genres from centuries ago to the present day, to help pianists progress from Grades 1 to 2.
The repertoire in Piano Mix 1 reflects the type of music in the ABRSM Piano syllabuses. In Piano Mix 1 the pieces are mostly at Grade 1 standard, helping pianists progress to Grade 2 towards the end of the book. The series has been compiled and edited by David Blackwell with arrangements by Alan Bullard, Nikki Iles, Christopher Norton and Tim Richards to name a few. Every arrangement is enjoyable to play because it fits well under the pianist's hands while remaining faithful to the original work.
Well-known music includes Handel's Fireworks Minuet, Saint-Saëns' Lionfrom The Carnival of the Animals and opera classics from Bizet and Verdi. There are also lots of unsung melodies to be discovered, like Dowland'sLute Song, Harry J. Lincoln's Bees-Wax Rag and a traditional Swiss piece called In the Alps. From the Orchestra to the opera and from folk to jazz, there's a world of music at your fingertips!