by Debra Wanless
An elementary piano double duo (two pianos; eight hands)
Four Pipers is an appealing elementary double duo for young pianists. Each part is written on an individual page for ease of reading and performance purposes. The staggered entry, grace notes/ drone bass and shared melodies combine to create a delightful performance work for Pre-Grade One performers. Conductor score included.
“I have played – and loved – ensembles from the time I was little! Playing with friends and family was so much fun! I wrote Four Pipers for my students but must admit that as a child I loved to play works with a drone (bagpipe-style) bass line – hence the piper idea. It is interesting to note that my son began playing the bagpipes as a young man and now my nephew has begun studies too. I do love to hear them in wide open spaces.” Debra