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Songbook Review: Flight of a Dream
Joe Bongiorno
Cover image of the songbook Flight of a Dream by Joe Bongiorno
Flight of a Dream
Joe Bongiorno
2013 / Piano Haven
63 pages / 12 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
Flight of a Dream is the companion songbook to Joe Bongiorno’s 2013 solo piano album by the same name. All twelve of the songs from the recording were transcribed by John Zechiel, including Joe’s beautiful arrangement of “A Wonderful Rainbow,” a medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World.” The layout of the music is roomy and easy to read, and all of the songs should be very playable for pianists of an intermediate to upper-intermediate playing level. This is some of Joe’s best music yet and the sheet music is a joy to play. Dynamics and expression are clearly marked as is suggested pedaling. I thoroughly enjoy playing all of the songs, but especially like “The End of the Road,” “Flight of a Dream,” “A Wonderful Rainbow” and “Feeling the Distance.” The book is available from www.SoloPianoMusic.com. Very highly recommended!

I have listed all of the titles below along with their difficulty level on a scale of 1-5 in relation to Joe’s other sheet music, what key they are in, and how many pages they are.

Awaking Moment - level 3 - key of D (2 sharps) - 7 pages
Come Home to Me - level 3 - key of C minor (3 flats) - 4 pages
With Eyes Wide Open - level 4 - key of Ab (4 flats) - 8 pages
The End of the Road (Mabel’s Song) - level 3 - key of Eb (3 flats) - 5 pages
Flight of a Dream - level 3 - key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Emerald Hills - level 4 - key of C minor (3 flats) - 5 pages
Surrender - level 3 - key of D - 5 pages
Eternal Summer - level 3 - key of G (1 sharp) - 6 pages
Feeling the Distance - level 3 - key of Bb (2 flats) - 4 pages
Daydreaming - level 3 - key of G - 6 pages
With You, In Spirit - level 4 - key of A (3 sharps) - 3 pages
A Wonderful Rainbow - level 4 - key of Ab (4 flats) - 4 pages
November 13, 2013
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