La Femme is a collection of Elementary to Intermediate level arrangements from five composers: Florence Barbour, Melanié Bonis, Hedwige Chretien, Agathe Grøndahl, and Nannie Louise Wright.
A few pieces were originally written for young students and were merely edited—-removing a couple notes for easier playing or adjusting fingerings. Many are arrangements of beautiful melodies with simplified accompaniments that keep the harmonic flavor of the composer. An effort was made to use pedagogical concepts presented in standard method books so songs can easily be used as supplements.
The 12 solos and one duet are presented in relative order of difficulty from easiest to most challenging. Melody in the left hand, melodic entrances on offbeats or as pick-up notes, and diverse meters (including numerous pieces in 3/4 or 6/8) provide a great variety of delightful music.
2022 MMTA Piano Contest
"Little Cloud (Petit Nuage)" by Hedwige Chretien p. 20
is on the list for level Junior A
(Minnesota Music Teachers Association)