Mier - A Story from Long Ago
Martha Mier - A Story from Long Ago is set for the ABRSM Grade 1 piano exam (2011-12)
The composer, Martha Mier lives in Florida USA, where she is also a teacher, adjudicator and arranger. Much of Mier's work is written with the piano student in mind and her Jazz, Rags and Blues books ( Alfred Publishing) are well worth exploring as well as her duets books in the same series.
An excellent performance of A Story From Long Ago will show a keen sense of the pensive character, with well judged pedalling (if used) and a lovely, singing tone for the melody, taking care to bring out the tune in the LH at Bars 9 - 12.