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A lot of keyboard music has been written for one hand alone, — especially the left hand...

John Field's Nocturnes are quite well-known, but he wrote many other equally distinctive solo piano pieces...

John Taverner's In Nomine from the Mass Gloria Tibi Trinitas inspired many keyboard works in the 17th Century ...

Haydn wrote more than forty piano trios. Many of them need little if any adjustment to make into attractive, playable and rewarding piano solos...

In 1878 Borodin, Cui, Liadov and Rimsky-Korakov wrote a set of 15 pieces for piano duet; the primo part simply repeats 2 bars playable with two fingers...

William Baines was born in Horbury near Wakfield in1899 and died at the age of 22. In his short life he produced some strikingly original music...

Many composers,including some of the greatest, have been intrigued to write pieces for musical clocks and other mechanical instruments...

"Have with Yow to Walsingham" was a popular song in the 16th Century, much used by keyboard players and lutenists as a theme for variations...

John DOWLAND'S Pavane Lacrymae was greatly admired, and was set for harpsichord by Byrd, Morley, Farnaby and others...

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