QUOTE(jm-hamilton @ Feb 8 2012, 04:00 PM)
Bothe Gavotta and the Tarantella are both in one hand position all the way through, and I think that's one reason my two are finding the Tarantella a good one to do, as well as finding they both like it. Last line of Gavotta, although they've got the notes, it's the speed they are struggling with.
My pupils got marked down quite heavily for speed in the Gavotta (although it was an examiner for whom speed was about the only criteria - he gave 30 to two children who raced through their pieces, proficiently, at the speed of light, but not a single variation of articulation, dynamic or whatever).
The Tarentella is tricky to keep 'clean' - the lh chords easily get a bit out of synch.
I think, technically, the Tender Flower is quite simple but obviously needs a nice legato tone.