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Czerny Op 335 #3, Single Version

This is great frappe music. The energetic staccato and the 8th note anacruses in the A Section powerfully energize the downbeats--the “strike” of a frappe--and in my arrangement I’ve dotted the chords in Czerny’s B Section to keep that rhythm and energy going.

Unusually, this music seems to work better at a faster tempo than Czerny asks for--say the half @95, which is, in my experience, a typical tempo for frappe combinations. The faster tempo is going to mean hard work to master some of the material (eg the repeated chords starting m 40), but if you cut some of the material you can still make a shortcut arrangement that turns out to be a pretty substantial piece of repertory.

Op 335 #3, Single Version: sharply accented staccatto 4/4, 16 sets of 8-count phrases

Op 335 #3 Single Version Audio

This is a performance of my single version of #3, for which I provide a score. It’s a shortcut arrangement that uses only mm 1-12 and mm 21-35 of Czerny’s study. The two problems were deciding how to lengthen his A Section 6-bar phrases to 8-bar phrases, and how to deploy the 15 bars of broken octaves and chords in his B Section so as to get an even, squared-off structure. My solution has been an AABA form. I rewrote the harmonies to get to the keys I needed to be in. In addition to dotting Czerny’s chord material I also moved it in and out of a lower register to relieve the high tessitura.

Op 335 #4 Single Version Score