“Piano Music Collection in Music Box Style” is the last piano music collection by Akira Miyoshi in his later years. 14 traditional children’s songs, which are familiar to the Japanese, are arranged “in Music Box Style” using only the high range of the piano in this collection. The features of his arrangement in this collection include the transition of beautiful harmony, the unexpected overlap of melodies, and occasional sharp contemporary sounds. Although there are other arrangements of well-known songs like “Suite for Two Pianos, Four Seasons of Songs”, this collection is the only arrangement for piano solo.
At the beginning of the score, the thought of Miyoshi about this collection are written as follows: “Like a music box “
I learned that the highest range of the piano sounded like a music box in my elementary school. In this collection, although there are middle ranged music boxes, they have the same directivity of sound as high ranged one. I hope you enjoy it innocently, even with adults.
On the website of the publisher, it reads ‘Although these are solo pieces, it is possible to play these pieces as a duet in the way that a right hand and a left hand are played by different people’. You can enjoy this collection not only in lessons and presentations but also in various scenes of everyday life.