Carse, Adam: A Little Concert. Book 1
Duets are always popular, and these seventeen, written for small pianists, are very easy but nevertheless entertaining both to hear and to play.
Adam Carse (1878–1958) was a master of composition and arranging for a number of instruments for young people and A Little Concert is an ideal entré into this oeuvre.
The use of French is not without reason since titles include ‘Do Do, L’enfant Do!’, ‘Les Cloches’, and ‘Dans les Gardes Françaises’. Among the other works are ‘Folk Song’, ‘Toy Soldiers’, ‘Doll’s Waltz’ and ‘Over the Water’. The boy depicted on the cover is inviting the animals to the concert since ‘Little Bo-Peep’, (the tenth work in the volume), has evidently lost her sheep!