From Prairie to Pine
Piano Solos by Saskatchewan Composers, Volume 2
The Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association is delighted to present its second volume of FROM PRAIRIE TO PINE - PIANO SOLOS BY SASKATCHEWAN COMPOSERS – Volume 2, an excellent representation of our vibrant cultural community of emerging and established composers. You will find in this volume a wealth of artistic and pedagogical resources as well as outstanding creative expression.
Music by Saskatchewan composers conveys the image of our provinces to musicians and audiences near and far. It is an integral part in shaping our identity. As musicians, we have the ability to reflect through our music the diverse beauty of our province as well as its long held traditions, unique expressions, tenacious prairie spirit, and ever-changing landscape.
Saskatchewan has an abundance of excellent musicians. Creativity is a tradition. Our goal was to produce a collection that was pedagogically sound, would appeal to students and listeners, and be reflective of our cultural diversity. The result is a fine compilation of piano music indicative of Saskatchewan’s diverse musical landscape. The skill levels range from elementary to intermediate, containing technical and interpretative challenges appropriate for these levels.
Sincere gratitude is extended to the many dedicated teachers who have kept music growing in our province for the past century. Their commitment, generosity, and enthusiasm have created a lasting legacy of music making in Saskatchewan. As you peruse these pieces for use in studio, festivals, and recitals, may you be filled with an appreciation of the decades of efforts by those who have made this collection possible.