Composers' Series, The - Volume 10(e) Piano Duets (Hill)

By Mirrie Hill

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Mirrie Hill (1889-1986)

9 piano duets - preliminary to second grade level.

Mirrie Hill contributed greatly to Australian music as a pianist, composer, teacher, and examiner. In her 76 years as a composer Mirrie wrote approximately 554 compositions many of which were published. 

Mirrie Hill’s undeniable specialty was in writing pedagogical works for children which were both educative and enjoyable to play. She always captured the imagery of the title extremely well in the material she used. This is especially relevant in the shorter and very simple works but also in those more difficult compositions for higher grades. In this volume there are many previously unpublished works as well as those composed quite early in her life when she would have been able to perform the works herself. On the unpublished works there is rarely a composition date and the date on the published works is presumably attached to publication and not composition.

In the volume most are arrangements of folk tunes or popular melodies.  Summer Shower seems to be the only original composition. The duets had all been previously published and there is only the publication date, not the arrangement or composition date available.

More comprehensive biographical notes are within the volume.

Researched and edited by Jeanell Carrigan

Volume 10:  Mirrie Hill

Download samples of each piece

  • Fantasy on “Botany Bay”
  • The British Grenadiers
  • Lullaby (Brahms)
  • Nowell
  • Ye Banks and Braes
  • Pipe Reel
  • Three Nice Mice
  • Summer Shower
  • All Through the Night

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