2016 – 2020 Festivals Bulletin Adjustments

Lori Jessen, Bulletin Editor

Sometimes catalogue number and publishers change, especially when a piece by a self published composer is picked up by a publishing house once the piece is selected for the Festivals Bulletin.

A selected piece may be in a different collection or a single sheet. If it is EXACTLY the same music as listed in the Bulletin, the other edition is acceptable.


The correlation requirements between Piano Solo/APFS are suspended.

They are guidelines, but are not required.

Advanced Class

    Aaronson, Sharon  Battle Hymn of the Republic

Correct edition for Advances Class is SPIRIT OF AMERICA     20770   ALF


Aaronson, Sharon  The Star Spangled Banner. Delete

(This piece is correctly listed at Very Difficult Class)

The required repertoire list is specifically for piano.  The class is determined by the level of difficulty in the specific arrangement listed.  Many pieces are listed multiple times but each is a different level of difficulty.

For instruments other than piano, the area Festival is responsible to make sure that the required and choice piece are the correct level of difficulty.



All stringed instruments follow the same rules for selection of the solo choice piece.

The choice piece may not be another variation or movement of the required composition.

Primary III

Bach, J.S.      Menuet from Anna Magdelena’s Notebook,


This Menuet is on page 5, in C Major.

It is the same Bach Menuet that is in Suzuki, Book 1.



Difficult II

Poulenc, Francis      Sonata, mvt. 3           (mvt. 1 is correctly listed in Difficult I)



Tchaikovsky       Danse des mirlitons from the Nutcracker    this is correct level



Tchaikovsky       Danse des mirlitons from the Nutcracker    this is correct level

Moderately Difficult
Tchaikovsky       Danse des mirlitons from the Nutcracker     DELETE – duplicate listing



Page 27   #2.  “Choice compositions for Pre-Primary and Primary Classes may be by any American composer (including Olson).  Choice compositions for Elementary I Class and above may be by any composer (Including Olson) and may be from any historical period.”    The word “may” means to select from any American composer. In the LFO Event, the Primary Classes choice piece must be by an American composer, Elementary I and above, by any composer.

Pre-Primary Level B
Boating is actually titled “Boating Song” in FIRST FAVORITE MELODIES




Composer is NOT Herbert, Victor    It should be listed as Lehar, Franz.



Rule #1.   NFMC Festivals Committee has revised as follows:  Entrants may enter Organ Repertoire, Sacred Organ and Hymn Playing Event each year.

(Entrants are not limited to one organ event per year.  Alternating between the three organ events for an “Organ” Cup was not approved.)



 Moderately Difficult III

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No 2 in TWICE AS NICE, VOL 2

Composer is Grieg, NOT Respighi



Elementary Class IV

Rejino, Mona       Shimmering Sea       Delete   (also listed at Moderately Difficult 2 which is correct)


Primary Class IV
Now published by Piano Safari and can be obtained through their website, pianosafari.com


Difficult Class I
Bober, Melody The title Mississippi River Adventure has been changed to Minnesota River.
MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY collection, still catalogue # 41026 ALF
The change in title was made by Alfred after Bulletin was published so the first printing has the title “Mississippi
River Adventure”;  second printing is with the title “Minnesota River”. Alfred apologizes for the confusion



Junior Class II

Alexander, Dennis          Concertino in D Major is a 1 movement work.   (not 3 as listed)

The complete work including Cadenza is required.

Mozart, Wolfgang           Concerto No. 6 in Bb, K 238       Correction:  ASE or HL50262130

Mozart, Wolfgang           Concert Rondo in D Major, K 382   Correction:  ASE or HL49010233


Junior Class III

Shostakovich, Dmitri     Concerto No 2 is Op. 102 (not Op. 103 as listed for mvt. 2 and 3)




Primary I

Gaynor, Jesse       March of the Wee Folk       Delete       Out of print
Moderately Difficult Class I

Bizet, Georges/Simm       Carmen      Selection #3, or 5, or 7




Piano Hymn Title/Tune List

Class Title Tune Key
Class I I Have Decided to Follow Jesus Assam C
Class I My Hope is Built on Nothing Less Solid Rock F
Class I Just As I Am Woodworth D
Class I What a Friend Converse F
Class I Away in a Manger Mueller F
Class I Brethren We Have Met to Worship Holy Manna G
Class I The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem Prospect F
Class I Alas and Did My Savior Bleed? Martyrdom G
Class II Amazing Grace New Britain F or G
Class II Joy to the World Antioch D
Class II I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve Jeg Er Saa Glad G
Class II Follow On Down in the Valley
Class II All the Way My Saviour Leads Me Lowry G
Class II When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Hamburg F
Class II Children of the Heavenly Father Tryggare kan ingen vara D
Class II Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Restoration G minor
Class III When Morning Gilds the Skies Laudes Domine C
Class III Rejoice the Lord is King Darwall C
Class III Higher Ground Higher Ground G
Class III Dear Lord & Father of Mankind Rest D
Class III In the Garden Garden Ab
Class III The First Nowell The First Nowell D
Class III Go Tell It on the Mountain Go Tell It G
Class III What Wondrous Love is This Wondrous Love D minor
Class IV Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Lobe Den Herren F or G
Class IV Lead Me to Calvary Duncannon Eb
Class IV Beneath the Cross of Jesus St. Christopher Db
Class IV All Glory Laud & Honor St. Theodulph Bb
Class IV Good Christian Men, Rejoice In Dulci Jubilo F
Class IV O Sing a Song of Bethlehem Kingsfold E minor
Class IV For All the Saints Sine Nomine G
Class IV It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Carol Bb
Class V Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Ermuntre Dich Mein Schwacher Eb
Class V When the Roll is Called Up Yonder Roll Call Ab
Class V Be Thou My Vision Slane Eb
Class V Faith is the Victory Sankey Eb
Class V Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers Haf Trones Lampa Fardig Ab
Class V The God of Abraham Praise Yigdal Ab
Class V The Church’s One Foundation Aurelia Eb
Class V All Creatures of Our God and King Lasst Uns Erfreuen Eb

The correlation requirements between Piano Solo/Hymn are suspended.

They are guidelines, but are not required.

Class II
The tune Lowry should be listed as All the Way (G) (Lowry)

Class V
Delete the tune Resurrection (Gaither) Add Slane (Eb) Anonymous

Clarification Regarding Piano Hymn Playing Event Hymns are often published in different keys among the various hymnals on the market.  The key of the hymn is a factor in the level of difficulty. In order to prevent the simplification of more difficult hymns to easier key, specific keys were designated on the required list.

Some websites have the capability to transpose the hymns on their site into any desired key. These sites can be utilized to obtain printings of the hymn in the requisite keys. These documents are not photocopies, but legally obtained printings. The hymns are in the public domain and can therefore be modified as desired.

Listed below are three sites that transpose hymns. This list is by no means exhaustive. Some of the major digital sheet music distributors also have hymns among their listings.  These sites are specific to hymns. You may need to download the Sibelius Scorch plugin for your browser in order to be able to view and transpose hymns. (Your computer should prompt you if this is necessary.)

  • Hymnary.org Use the search box to search by title or hymn tune. Some hymns are free to transpose and print. Other hymns require the purchase of a FlexScore (choose the Accompaniment version) for $1.99 (two copies necessary).
    • LDS.org/music Click on “Books & Collections” then “Hymnal”. Select “Tune Name” from the right side navigation bar. Free.
    • TimelessTruths.org Click on the “Music” tab on the left side. Use the search box or click “All” to see a complete listing of titles. Free.


PIANO TRIO (Piano-Violin-Cello)  

Elementary 3

Karp, David               Kibbutz Capers   DELETE     (it is a duet)

Miller, Carolyn         The Chase            DELETE    (it is a duet)

Difficult Class II

Mozart       Allegro (mv’t III)  Trio in G                   DELETE

should read:

Mozart       Allegro (mv’t III)  Trio in E, K. 542       379 Henle



         Violin Duet, Three Violins, Four Violins

         Two Violas, Three Violas, Four Violas

         Two Celli


        Violin – Viola Duet

         Violin – Cello Duet

         Viola – Cello Duet

         String Trio  (Violin-Viola-Cello)

         String Quartet (2 Violins-Viola-Cello)

Progression for all string instrument ensemble and chamber events listed above

Regardless of the rating received, entrants may play in each class for two years provided different selections are played each year.



Junior High Medium Class – duplicate listing.

DELETE Bach/Isaac Brandenburg No. 2   (corrected listed in Junior High Easy Class)



Primary III

Bach, J.S.    Marche/BARBER:  SOLOS FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS, VOL. 1                  Delete

(also listed at Primary IV which is correct)

Bach, J.S.    Musette/ SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL, VOL. 2   (NOT Vol. 1 as listed)


Primary IV

Bártók, Bélà         Hungarian Suite  #1, 2, and 4      (choose any two)


  Marki, K.    Waves/STRINGSONG FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO     Delete    Out of print




Advanced Class

Add the following:

Cohen, Jeremy                  Stylistic Duets for Two Violins, any one      Violinjazz Publishing

De Beriot, Charles            3 Duos Concertante Op. 57 for 2 violins,  any one mvt.       G Schirmer

Mozart, Wolfgang            12 Duos, Op. 70, any one mvt.   (Litoff Collection)     Litoff Verlag

PE L02111a (Nos. 1-4)

PE L02111b   (Nos. 5-8)

PE L02111c   (Nos. 9-12)

Wienizwski, Henryk        Etudes Caprices, Op. 18   (any one etude)   IM2722      International Music Co





Page 151.   First sentence:  “Solo Class must be Difficult I (not II) through Advanced II.”

 Junior Class I B

Rieding, Oskar    Concertino in a minor, Op. 2 is a single movement concerto.

The complete work should be performed.

Junior II

Benda, Jifi Anton      (not Benda, Frantisek)     Concerto in F Major



 Musically Advanced Class III

  Bernstein, Leonard   clarification:  the song titled “I Hate Music” from the collection