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Carol Klose (1945-2013)

Carol
          Klose, composerCarol Klose, an accomplished performer, teacher, clinician, composer, and arranger, taught piano and composition privately in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Formerly on the faculty of the Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music, she conducted workshops and master classes in the U.S. and Australia, specializing in student composition. With over 30 years in the music publishing field, her original works include piano solos, duets, art songs, a musical version of Dickens Christmas Carol, a book for teachers called "Creative Composition," as well as pieces in the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library and the NGPT Allison Contemporary Piano Collection. Carol held degrees in piano performance from Dominican University (summa cum laude) and Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts, Italy. Hal Leonard Corporation has since started the Carol Klose Composition Competition in her honor..

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Klose Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Epitaph (1993; HL, 1997) (from "Allison Contemporary Piano Collection") [I?]
Novelette (1993; HL, 1997) (from "Allison Contemporary Piano Collection") [I?]
Les Oiseaux et Le Chat (1993; HL, 1997) (from "Allison Contemporary Piano Collection") [I?]
Oshkosh Toccata (1993; HL, 1997) (from "Allison Contemporary Piano Collection") [I?]
Wedding Day in the Royal Gardens of Tokyo (1993; HL, 1997) (from "Allison Contemporary Piano Collection") [I?]
Conversations (9pcs) (HL, 1994) [I]
Coral Reef Suite (7pcs) (HL, 1994) [LE]
Maestro, there's a fly in my waltz, and other fanciful pieces (8pcs) (HL, 1994) [EI]
Christmas Carol, musical play (1996) [co-written w/Jack C. Strawbridge; based on Charles Dickens]
Stomp Dance (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 1)
By the River's Edge (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 1)
Viva La Rhumba (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 2) (HL, 1996)
Those Creepy Crawly Things On The Cellar Floor (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 2)
Leap Frog (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 3)
The Winter Wind (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard "Adult Piano Method", Book 3)
The Banjo Picker (HL, 1996) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 3)
Bear Tracks (HL, 1997) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 4)
Stubborn Little Donkey (HL, 1997) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 4)
Vaudeville Repartee (HL, 1998) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 5) [see "Conversations", 1994]
Cool Stepper (HL, 1998) (from Hal Leonard Student Piano Library "Piano Solos", Book 5)
Caravan (HL, 2000) [LE-EI] [NEMC]
Castilian Dreamer (HL, 2000) (in Hal Leonardís "Piano Recital Showcase", Bk 3) [EI-I]
Salsa Picante (HL, 2000) (in Hal Leonardís "Piano Recital Showcase", Bk 4) [LI]
Skaterís Dream (HL, 2000) (in Hal Leonardís "Piano Recital Showcase", Bk 4) [LI]
Bach Around the Christmas Tree (HL, 2001)
Little Bird (HL, 2001) [LE]
Rainy Day Play (HL, 2002)
Dance of the Trolls (2003) [NEMC] [I]
Gone Fishiní, piano 4-hands (HL, 2003) [Level 2]
Berceuse for Janey (HL, 2004) (also in Hal Leonardís "Piano Recital Showcase", Bk 4) [LI]
Fanciful Waltzes (5pcs) (HL, 2004) [EI-I] [see "Maestro, there's a fly in my waltz, and other fanciful pieces", 1994)
Northwoods Toccata (HL, 2004) [LI]
On a Magic Carpet (HL, 2004) [Pre-staff Early Level 1]
Traditional Carols for Two (HL, 2004)
More Bach Around the Christmas Tree (HL, 2005)
Techno Rag (HL, 2005) (also in Hal Leonardís "Piano Recital Showcase: Ragtime!") [EI-I]
Wind Chimes (HL, 2005) [E]
Desert Suite (6pcs) (HL, 2006) [EI-I]
Most Beautiful Hymns (HL, 2006)
Hymns for Two, piano 4-hands (HL, 2006) [I]
Candlelight Prelude (HL, 2007) [EI-I]
Checkers (HL, 2007) [LE]
Sonatina Bravo (HL, 2008) [EI]
Teeter-Totter (HL, 2008) [E]
At the Flea Circus (HL, 2009) [LE]
Garden Treasures (5pcs) (HL, 2009) [NFMC] [I-LI]
    - Water Lily Garden (HL, 2009) (in Garden Treasures???) [LI]
Prelude No. 1 (HL, 2010) (from Hal Leonardís "Romantic Inspirations") [I-LI]
Rondo Capriccioso (HL, 2010) (from Hal Leonardís "Romantic Inspirations") [LI]
Watercolor Miniatures (HL, 2011) (7pcs) [LE-EI]
PBJ Blues (HL, 2012) [LE]
Romantic Expressions (5pcs) (HL, 2012) [I-LI]
Best of Carol Klose (15pcs) (collection pub. HL, 2015) [I-LI]

Piano Teacher's Guide to Creative Composition (HL, 2011)  see preview  here

ALSO:
Ukrainian Bell Carol (arr. for both pf 2-hds & pf 4-hds)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Klose Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Christmas Carol, musical play (1996) [co-written w/Jack C. Strawbridge; based on Charles Dickens]
    - featuring French and English carols as well as 8 original songs

Orchestra
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Band
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Soloist(s) w/Orchestra or Band
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Chorus w/Orchestra
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Choral
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Chamber
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Piano
[see chronological listing above]


Piano Collections - detailed listings
Conversations (9pcs) (HL, 1994) [I]
     - Gentle persuasion
     - Gone but not forgotten
     - Vaudeville repartée
     - On grandma's knee
     - Where peace abides
     - When Gilroy comes to town
     - Under golden maples
     - The words left unsaid
     - Good news!
Coral Reef Suite (7pcs) (HL, 1994) [LE]
    - Starfish Serenade
    - The Jellyfish
    - Angelfish Arabesque
    - Ghosts of a Sunken Pirate Ship
    - The Lonesome Hermit Crab
    - The Sea Anemone
    - Invaders of the Reef
Maestro, there's a fly in my waltz, and other fanciful pieces (8pcs) (HL, 1994) [EI]
    - Ancient Towers
    - Maestro, there's a fly in my waltz
    - Meditation
    - The Nightengale
    - Robin's Fancy
    - Someone's gone
    - Tickled Pink
    - Transylvania Ball
Fanciful Waltzes (5pcs) (HL, 2004)
    - Crystal Ballerina
    - Transylvania Ball
    - Lullaby in Blue
    - Petite Waltz
    - Maestro, There's A Fly In My Waltz
Desert Suite (6pcs) (HL, 2006) [EI-I]
    - Dawn to Dusk
    - Gecko Games
    - Desert in Bloom
    - Canyon Spirits
    - Mother Earth, Sister Moon
    - Kokopelli (Invention in Phrygian Mode)
Garden Treasures (5pcs) (HL, 2009) [NFMC] [I-LI]
    - Water Lily Garden
    - Dandelion Wishes
    - The Healing Garden
    - Jasmine In The Mist
    - Daffodil Caprice
Watercolor Miniatures (HL, 2011) (7pcs) [LE-EI]
    - Ancient Towers
    - The Blue Cocoon
    - Dreaming in Watercolors
    - Fawn in the Magical Forest
    - Fireflies on a Summer Night
    - Gathering Storm Clouds
    - Sea Otter Splash
Romantic Expressions (5pcs) (HL, 2012) [I-LI]
    - Cuckoo at Twilight (Album Leaf)
    - If I Were a Dove (Nocturne)
    - Gypsy Fire (Rhapsody)
    - The Hills of Glamorgan (Ballade)
    - A River's Tale (Arabesque)
Best of Carol Klose (collection pub. HL, 2015) [I-LI]
    - Ancient Towers
    - Candlelight Prelude
    - Castilian Dreamer
    - Gathering Storm Clouds
    - Gecko Games
    - Gypsy Fire
    - The Healing Garden
    - Jasmine In The Mist
    - Maestro, There's A Fly In My Waltz
    - Mother Earth, Sister Moon
    - Northwoods Toccata
    - Prelude No. 1
    - A River's Tale
    - Rondo capriccioso
    - Salsa Picante

Vocal
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CAROL KLOSE  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Winners of First Carol Klose/Hal Leonard Composition Competition (MMR Magazine)
Carol Klose-Hal Leonard Composition Contest (The Composer's Site)  also   here

Composer's website [none at the moment]   . . .   inquire about Carol Klose  here

Klose @ ComposeCreate.com
Klose @ The Piano Lab

Publisher
Klose @ Hal Leonard
Klose @ SheetMusicPlus

Streaming Audio
Klose @ Sheetmusicplus
    - At the Flea Circus (excerpt)
    - Candlelight Prelude (excerpt)
    - Caravan
    - Castilian Dreamer
    - Coral Reef Suite: 4 selections
    - Dance of the Trolls
    - Fanciful Waltzes: 4 selections
    - Garden Treasures: Water Lily Garden (excerpt)
    - Gone Fishin'
    - Northwood Toccata
    - Sonatina Bravo (excerpt)
    - Watercolor Miniatures: Dreaming in Watercolors
    - Things That Go Bump in the Night (excerpt)
    - The Witch Who Lost Her Broom

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Klose @ YouTube
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