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An arrangement of Purcell’s Rondeau from his incidental music to Abdelazer, used by Benjamin Britten as the theme for a set of variations in his The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. If you don’t want to learn the middle section then bars 1-8 would make a complete piece in themselves. Part of my free intermediate classical course. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Rondeau

A simplified arrangement of Remo Giazotto’s famous piece for strings and organ, supposedly based on a bass line by Tomaso Albinoni. Part of my free intermediate classical course. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Note that the LH is entirely playing in octaves apart from in bar 19.

Albinoni Adagio

An arrangement of Saint-Saëns’s “The Swan” from his Carnival of the Animals, which works as a great LH exercise. Part of my free intermediate classical course. Click the image below to download the PDF.

The Swan

An arrangement of Grieg’s first ever Lyric Piece, a tune which he also used for his last ever Lyric Piece. Part of my free intermediate classical course. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Arietta

An arrangement of the theme from the slow movement of Dvořák’s Symphony No.9, “From the New World”. Part of my free intermediate classical course. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Watch the LH in bars 5-8 – your thumb should keep Middle C held down while you play the other notes with fingers 2-5, as practised in exercise no. 2.

Largo