The Tender Foot by Linda J. Purves


Beginner Piano, Level 4. Commissioned by the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association in honor of Canada 150 and ARMTA 85. Dedicated to all rural Alberta piano teachers. Based on the Canadian folk song “The Tenderfoot,” originally known as “The Horse Wrangler” by cowboys between Texas and Alberta in the 1890s. The programmatic piece depicts what happens when an inexperienced rider gets on a horse.

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