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Birthday Presents - 9 Musical Portraits for Piano

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To coin a phrase: this book contains "something for everyone". Each of these nine 'musical gifts' portrays a different personality, from the itinerate gossiper, to the "dreamy type", the belligerent "war monger", all the way through to the "joker" at the end.

If you are giving this book as a birthday present, perhaps the beneficiary should be asked to suggest which of the personalities they feel best suits their countenance, and then compare notes with the giver!

These pieces were published on the occasion of Spartan's 25th birthday.


  • The Dreamer
  • The Empathiser
  • The Gossip
  • The Joker
  • The Matriarch
  • The Optimist
  • The Seductress
  • The Theologian
  • The Warrior

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Cat No. SP1304
Price £6.95
ComposerMark Goddard
CategoryPiano Solo
PublisherSpartan Press
Difficulty level3 - 6
ISMN 979-0-57998-304-0
EAN-13 9790579983040
Weight 108 grams
Published 1st March 2015
Availability 33 in stock


...this set of contrasting pieces will fire the imagination of young pianists who will certainly enjoy the originality of the music. These charming pieces could just as well be performed as a complete set by nine different pupils or individually. As the composer says, "there is something for everyone" in these strikingly varied pieces.

Nadia Lasserson

...well written for this level and deserves investigation.

Michael McMillan