Composers first began writing character pieces in the Romantic period as a personal, inward-looking form of musical expression, on a smaller scale than sonatas of the Classical period. These new character pieces emulate this important art form and are carefully graded for students at the late intermediate to early advanced level. Some are bold in character, while others are lyrical and introspective. These moods are suggested by each title. Titles: Agitated * Close Your Eyes and Sleep * Drifting Balloons * An Elegant Dance * I Remember You * A Joyous Occasion * Loneliness * Missing You * Mountain Splendor * Ode to a Rose * Rainbow Shimmer * Serenity * Soliloquy * A Tender Melody * A Very Important Meeting.