Giles SwayneGZ001
Piano | Grades 3–5 technical level | Duration: 15 minutes

A set of contrasted pieces for children of all ages, published to great acclaim by Gonzaga Music in 2002.

Ice-cream van (no. 11 of Scrap-book) was chosen by the Associated Board as a Grade 3 exam piece in their 2007-8 syllabus.

Along with the composer’s Ten Terrible Tunes GZ 058, Scrap-book was a set work performed at the 2012 Contemporary Keyboard Weekend at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin, Paris

  • Flea–bites
  • The band
  • Mysterious lake
  • Posh Lady dancing
  • Posh Lady walking
  • Posh Lady swimming
  • Mousetrap (a sad tail)
  • Frosty morning
  • Smelly old cat
  • Nasty little dog
  • Ice–cream van
  • Wet Sunday afternoon
  • Big fat policeman
  • Dodo’s lullaby
  • Ophelia’s lullaby

“I thoroughly enjoyed looking through Scrap–book. What a lovely way to introduce the young to the delights of 20th century music! Giles Swayne’s pieces are not only witty and amusing – they teach aspiring musicians to characterise. The player is invited to play roles and to identify with people, objects and situations.
A publication seems long overdue.”
Alfred Brendel

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