This arrangement of the French-Canadian folk song Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser! is a complete theme and progressive variations from the elementary through early advanced levels. Book 2 includes variations 4 through 7. Each variation gets progressively more challenging, and students performing this work may stop at the variation that matches their level. Intermediate and advanced students looking for “emergency” recital literature that can be worked up quickly will find that the easier variations are mastered almost immediately, so more time can be given to the variations that are challenging, while retaining a recital-length work that demonstrates the student’s abilities.
Mood: varies, usually happy
Pedagogy: theme and variations form, sixteenth notes, introductions, baroque counterpoint, dynamic contrasts.