Five Sets of Three Pieces of Erik Satie
Erick Satie/arr. Michael Bomier
- Gateway Editions
Three was the literal magic number for some people in France at the run of the previous century. So, Satie often wrote pieces in groups of three. Pictures are genuine children's music, being all five-finger position pieces on the white keys. The Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes are well-known intermediate-level repertoire. Our edition makes the bar lines clear, and shows L and R hands clearly, no guesswork! The Next-to-Last Thoughts are modern music, in the abstract or dissonant sense, yet are not hard to play and understand. The Three Nocturnes are artist-level repertoire, with wider spans and leaps, and lots of chromaticism. This book has something for every aspect of a player's development from elementary, through intermediate, to advanced levels, all in one book from one composer, and all arranged with 100% original notes put into an easy-to-read and play format, Satie's comic comments in the music are included in English translation. All two-page pieces face each other, so there are as few pageturns within a piece as possible.