Arietta in A Minor, by Jeffrey Pettijohn. This beautiful elementary level piece is written in ABA form. A tender opening section in the tonic is followed by a happier middle, in the relative C major, before it finally closes with a sense of bittersweet acceptance.
Arietta in G, by Jeffrey Pettijohn. This light piece that seems to float is great choice for students when learning to play with a quiet thumb.
October, by Jeffrey Pettijohn, is a musical picture of this cold, grey month in the Pacific Northwest. If the blues were grey, this is what they might sound like.
All I Want From You, by Jeffrey Pettijohn, is a beautiful romantic style piece that will be a new favorite of your intermediate level adult students. In this piece, a simple melodic dialog grows into a yearning plea that refuses to go unheard. All the while, the grounding effect of the timeless bass line inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon assures the listener that, in the end, all will be well.