||Music for Study - Children's Suite for Piano
- Shepherd’s Song
- The Small Sad Sparrow
- Corn Song
- Irish Lament (Famine of 1845)
- The Brook
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1940-05-01, Composers’ Forum Laboratory, New York City, Erich Weil, piano
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
||5 1/2 minutes
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
There are seven pieces in the Children’s Suite for Piano, and each piece is a beautiful little composition that stresses some aspect of technique, such as trills, within the context of a complete composition that is aesthetically pleasing.
- —Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999 (adapted)
Music for Study...is a broad title that encompasses five separate sets of minatures....Fine composed these pieces for didactic purposes, but not specifically for her own few students. Children’s Suite is a wonderfully successful set and should be more widely known and used among piano teachers.
- —Leslie Jones, “The Solo Piano Music of Vivian Fine,” Doctor of Musical Arts thesis, University of Cincinnatti, 1994