#EVERY

VOICE

CHALLENGE

Launched by pianist Kamilla Arku, the mission of the #EveryVoiceChallenge is to champion and celebrate diversity in the classical piano repertoire by promoting music by composers of colour. By curating a collection of well-known classics, unearthed gems, and specially commissioned pieces, Kamilla's passion project challenges music students and teachers alike to embrace the wealth of music for the piano by often neglected composers. 

Pieces are organised from beginner level to ABRSM Grade 8 and beyond, and each level contains works that are available with the project, as well as ones that are available for purchase from third parties, so there's something for everyone!  Participating schools and individuals will receive information about the project, its composers, and be able to sign up for performance opportunities in #EveryVoiceChallenge Virtual Concerts.

To access the full collection and sign up for the Challenge, complete the form below. Don't forget to follow and post on social media: @everyvoicechallenge #everyvoicechallenge. 

beginner

The Entertainer

Scott Joplin (arr. K Arku)

Lara's Theme (from Tomb Raider)

Wilbert Roget II (arr.K. Arku)

grade 1

Baby Zo-Zan

Kaoru Wada

Portrait of Leonore (in A minor)

Brian Kim

Call of Duty WWII: A Brotherhood of Heroes

Wilbert Roget II (arr. K. Arku)

The People Could Fly

Alice H. Jones

grade 2

Allegro from Siete Piezas Para Piano (arr. K. Arku)

Blas Galindo

Bitcoin's Blues

Kamilla Arku

Soufiane

Halik El-Dabh

Ella Scats the Little Lamb

Valerie Capers

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Grade 3

Portrait of Leonore (in C minor)

Brian Kim

We Real Cool: piano etude #4

Regina Harris Baiocchi

Mother's Sacrifice

L. Viola Kinney (Arr. K. Arku)

Passiflora

Yuji Takahashi

 

My Scarf is Yellow

Hale Smith

 

grade 4

The Monk

Valerie Capers

HB4A

Regina Harris Baiocchi

Kagayaki, Op.26 No.2

Sakri Abe (arr. K. Arku)

 

Blues for the Duke

Valerie Capers

Waltz for Miles

Valerie Capers

Tender Thought

Ulysses Kay

 

Dusk

Nkeiru Okoye

Off-Beat Shorty

Hale Smith

 

grade 5

La femme complexe (from Portraits for piano)

Brittany J. Green

The Weeping Willow Rag

Scott Joplin

Udje

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Ayevwiomo Dance no. 2

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

Tunis

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Billie's Song

Valerie Capers

Sweet Mister Jelly Roll 

Valerie Capers

 

Mr. Satchmo

Valerie Capers

Cancion de la Havana

Valerie Capers

 

Breeze

Toru Takemitsu

 

Ticklin' Toes

Florence B. Price

 

Dancing Barefoot in the Rain

Nkeiru Okoye
 

Rippling Spring Waltz

Estelle D. Ricketts

 

Ticklin' Toes

Florence B. Price

Sweet Mister Jelly Roll

Valerie Capers

 

Lullaby

Bangambula Vindu

Lament in Tremelo Form

Laurindo Almeida

Piano Piece No. 2, Call and Response

Robert Mawuena Kwami

Cuban Liberty March

Anna Gardner Goodwin

 

grade 6

Oren

Julian Joseph (arr. K. Arku)

Miss Simmons

Julian Joseph

La fille dans les nuages (from Portraits for piano)

Brittany J. Green

La mère dans le marché (from Portraits for piano)

Brittany J. Green

 

The Entertainer

Scott Joplin

The Peacherine Rag

Scott Joplin

 

Humouresque op. 31 no. 1

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

 

At the Dawn of Day/ Loko ku ti ga (from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies)

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

The Stones Are Very Hard/ Maribye ma nonoha ngopfu

(from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies)Samuel Coleridge Taylor

 

Take Nabandkji (from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies)

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

 

Herero Wedding Dance

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

Iroro

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

Edo

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Pende

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Ayevwiomo Dance 1

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Ufie III

Christian Onyeji

Honey

Nathaniel Dett

The Cuckoo

Howard Swanson

Prelude No. 2 'Poor Mourner's Got a Home'

Wallace M. Cheatham

Oga

Christian Onyeji

At a Certain Church

John W. Work III

Volta Fantasy

J.H. Kwabena Nketia

Spring Intermezzo

Betty Jackson King

 

grade 7

Le garçon qui passe (from Portraits for piano)

Brittany J. Green

Deep River (from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies)

Samuel

Coleridge-Taylor

They Will Not Lend Me A Child/ A ba boleki nwana (from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

The Single Petal of a Rose

Duke Ellington

The Maple Leaf Rag

Scott Joplin 

Chained Hands in Prayer

Yuji Takahashi

Moving Shadows Under Water

Yuji Takahashi

Night Music

Yuji Takahashi

Revelation from the Sea (any movement)

Yuji Takahashi

Before Dawn (any movement)

Yuji Takahashi

Okoye

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Ayevwiomo Dance 3

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Mother Earth

Fred Onovwerosuoke

Agbadza

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

Nigerian Dance No. 1

Joshua Uzoigwe

 

Invention No. 2

Ulysses Kay

 

Prelude No. 1 'Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho

'Wallace M. Cheatham

 

Preludio Cubano

Amadeo Roldan y Gardes

Silk Hat and Walking Cane

Florence B. Price

Igbá Kerin - Àwon Abàmi Eye

Akin Euba

 

Igbá Kìnní - Akèrè gbè Baba Emu

Akin Euba

 

Basseet

Halim El-Dabh

Nim Nawakht

Halim El-Dabh

Builsa Work Song

J. H. Kwabena Nketia

 

La Dangereuse

Ludovic Lamothe

 

Juba Dance

R. Nathaniel Dett

 

Jamaican Dance No. 2

Oswald Russell

 

Nimble Feet

Florence B. Price

 

Papillons

Oswald Russell

Variations on an Egyptian Folksong

Gamal Abdel-Rahim

Flowers in the Sand

Bongani Ndodana-Breen

 

My Lovely

Julian Joseph

The Entertainer

Scott Joplin

Fur Elena

Diana Arismendi

 

Prelude

George Walker

 

grade 8

My Lovely

Julian Joseph

Dispersed Calligraphy

Yuji Takahashi

 

Bachiana Afroasiatica

Yuji Takahashi

 

kerokero kororo (graphic score)

Yuji Takahashi

Take Me Back

John W. Work III

If the Silver Bird Could Speak

Eleanor Alberga

Prelude No. 3: Didn't It Rain

Wallace M. Cheatham

 

Scenes from Traditional Life No. 1

Akin Euba

 

Cell Phone Blues

Ed Bland

Tumbao

Tania Leon

I wouldn't normally say

Errollyn Wallen

Prelude for Piano

Julia Perry

Miss Simmons

Julian Joseph

 

Caprice

George Walker

 

Ukom

Joshua Uzoigwe

 

Troubled Water

Margaret Bonds

 

The Lotus

Gyimah Labi

Barka

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

Raging River Dance

Fred Onovwerosuoke

 

grade 8+

To Anacreon in the US

Anthony R. Green

Bluedream

Brittany J. Green

 

Coma Dance

Halim El-Dabh

 

Toccata

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

 

Fantasie Negre

Florence B. Price

 

The Bamboula

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

 

Humoresque No. 1

Oswald Russell

 

Etude in C-sharp Minor

H. Leslie Adams

 

Afro Arab Blues

Ali Osman

 

Egwu Amala

Joshua Uzoigwe

 

Rhapsody No. 4

Lettie Beckon Alston

 

Rain Tree Sketch II

Toru Takemitsu

 

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