A Child’s Garden of Verses


Composed by Chee-Hwa Tan, the Asian Edition of A Child’s Garden of Verses is a collection of eight engaging piano solos. Each piece corresponds with a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. These pieces are intended to encourage young pianists to explore the inherent value of poetry in music and to be bold in expressing that same poetry in performance.

Product Information: 20 pages. Late Elementary Level.

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Composed at the late elementary level, A Child’s Garden of Verses is a collection of eight imaginative piano solos. Each piece corresponds with a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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The titles are as follows:

  1. Keepsake Mill
  2. The Moon
  3. Pirate Story
  4. The Wind
  5. At the Seaside
  6. Where Go the Boats?
  7. My Shadow
  8. The Land of Nod

Click here to listen to The Land of Nod

Click here to listen to The Wind

As a composer, Chee-Hwa explores the tonal colors of the instrument while encouraging performers of all ages to connect at an emotional and intellectual level of understanding. Her landmark work, A Child’s Garden of Verses – a collection of tone-poem etudes for solo piano – has for decades empowered musicians young and old to discover their artistic voices through the synthesis of technique, literature, and sound. 

Chee-Hwa’s solo piano music is published by Piano Safari; with selections included in the Repertoire and Study syllabi of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, and the London College of Music. Her publishing company, Dayung Sampan Music, expands her philosophy of music making and artistry to other instrumental combinations at all levels.

A native of Malaysia and a naturalized U.S. citizen, Chee-Hwa holds Masters’ degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Southern Methodist University and a B.A. in Piano Performance and English from Oral Roberts University. Her teachers include Alfred Mouledous, Joaquin Achucarro, E. Gregory Nagode, and Joyce Bridgman. Chee-Hwa lives in Colorado where she and her husband Chris have raised four children who are avid music makers.

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Weight .1875 lbs
Purchasing Options

Hardcopy Book (not available in Australia), Single User Digital Book


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