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Songbook Review: The Wishing Well
Christine Brown
Cover image of the songbook The Wishing Well by Christine Brown
The Wishing Well
Christine Brown
2009 / Key Image Music
68 pages / 12 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
The Wishing Well is the companion sheet music collection for Christine Brown’s solo piano album by the same name. All twelve original pieces from the recording are included in the spiral-bound book. Clear and easy to read, this book is a delight to play from cover to cover. A variety of moods are expressed in the music, and while most are on the slower side, a few are lighter and more upbeat. None of the pieces are difficult, and most are in relatively easy keys, making this collection very suitable for pianists at an upper-intermediate level and above. More advanced pianists will enjoy the expressive nature of the music. Dynamics are marked and suggested pedalings are indicated. Some of the pieces have metronome settings, but some are indicated to be played “rubato,” so those do not. I really enjoyed playing through this book and know that many other pianists will, too. It is available from www.christinebrownpiano.com in printed book form or for downloading as an eBook or single songs. The song titles, the keys they are in, and the number of pages are listed below. I recommend this book very highly!

The Wishing Well - Key of D (2 sharps) - 5 pages
Pendulum - Key of C Minor (3 flats) - 9 pages
Daybreak - Key of G (1 sharp) - 4 pages
Blessing In Disguise - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 5 pages
Water Reverie - Key of F (1 flat) - 8 pages
Gypsy Wind - Key of A Minor, but has 1 flat in the key sig. - 6 pages
Stronger - Key of E Minor (1 sharp) - 6 pages
Falling Stars - Key of F# minor (3 sharps) - 5 pages
Turning Tide - Key of D Minor - 6 pages
When You Smile - Key of Eb (3 flats) - 4 pages
Four Leaf Clover - Key of Ab (4 flats) - 5 pages
Velvet Meadows - Key of G - 4 pages
March 26, 2015
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