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Let’s Play! 12 Piano Solos for All Occasions

by Ann Marie Kurrasch

Let’s Play! 12 Piano Solos for All Occasions consists of 12 original pieces that are varied in style, tempo, and intent. Some are full of energy–Honeymoon Rag, Boogie Boardin’ Boogie. Some are meditative–Mystery, Refreshing Rain. Some represent strength–Stand Tall. Some are just fun–Hummingbird Waltz. All in all, a complete set of piano solos to fit all occasions for today’s pianist.

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Let’s Play! is available in both a paperback songbook and Audio CD.

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About the Author

Ann Marie Kurrasch is an American composer, educator, performer, and entrepreneur. She was born in Los Angeles, has lived in the Midwest and on Maui, and now lives on the Central Coast of California. She holds Bachelors’ Degrees from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a Master of Music in Composition from Oakland University, MI.

She is a commissioned and published composer, having written (at last count) over 365 songs for diverse instruments and vocal ensembles, and is a member of ASCAP. She has developed her own music business, My Heartsong Music, writing original songs to commemorate special occasions, most recently for the Centennial of her own town. Her Contrabassoon solos are available at Jeanne´ Publications. She has written a collection of rags and boogies for the late elementary piano student.

She has completed 5 albums, Let’s Play! 12 Piano Solos for All Occasions, (a companion CD to her published book of the same name), Whispers on the Wing, 18 piano solos from the lively and energetic to the quiet and reflective; Refreshing Rain, a meditative and relaxing CD; Maui No Ka Oi, piano and vocal works inspired by living on Maui; and Sweet Souvenirs, an eclectic mix of instrumental and vocal styles. She is currently finishing the recording of her 6th CD, Monarch Moments.

3 comments for “Let’s Play! 12 Piano Solos for All Occasions

  1. March 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    This piano book is written as a set of somewhat “songs without words” as rich and expressive melodies truly ask for singing along. It’s suitable for all ages, intermediate or advanced level piano players. Varied in style, tempo and character, it offers a colorful musical palette for all occasions. It’s Party Time, Boogie Boarding Boogie and Honeymoon Rag are upbeat, jazzy and energetic pieces. Hummingbird Waltz is an example of flashy, virtuosic waltz when Mystery (Song of the Sea) is an example of slow, elegant waltz. The titles of Stand Tall, Friends, A World of Peace & Beauty and Just Another Day signify a positive advice, or a nurturing wisdom coming from a composer who is a parent and a grandparent herself (especially A Kiss From Grammie). Refreshing Rain is a meditative and a picturesque piece. Enjoy!

  2. Linda Lidberg
    February 4, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Ann Marie’s music is a joy to the ears as well as well as the soul. Some songs make you want to close your eyes while the music paints mental pictures that touch the deepest level of your soul while others get your toes a tapping and put a smile on your face.

  3. Art Aslesen
    February 5, 2016 at 5:17 am

    I purchased “Let’s Play-12 Piano Solos for All Occasions” when first published and found Ann Marie’s songs wonderful, each with it’s own challenge for my less than intermediate level..

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