The Great Composers Fake Book, Revised and Expanded Edition.compiled and arranged by James H. Bryan. Amsco Publications (315 Hudson St., New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , NY 10013), 2001. 240pp., $19.95.
The Great Composers Fake Book is a delightful collection of 140 renowned classic melodies excerpted and arranged for flute, violin, recorder, keyboard, guitar, harp and other C instruments in treble clef clef, in music: see musical notation.
(French; “key” )
Musical notation symbol at the beginning of a staff to indicate the pitch of the notes on the staff. . You also will find some very useable duets in this collection.
James Bryan has chosen some of the world's most enduring and endearing classical melodies, cutting across a broad gamut of genres including symphonic works, concerti, sonatas, operas, ballets, oratorios, string quartets, familiar songs and some early music added for good measure. This expanded edition includes familiar titles such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the English title of a chorale movement from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, a cantata that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote in Leipzig, Germany in the year 1716. , selections from The Nutcracker, themes from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik The Serenade for strings in G major, K 525, also known as Eine kleine Nachtmusik ("A little night music" or less literally, "A little serenade"), is one of the most popular compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. , "Meditation" from Thais, "Going Home" from Dvorak's New World Symphony, Trumpet Voluntary and the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin.
The lead-sheet format of this collection provides performing musicians with a wealth of popular classical music at their fingertips "Fingertips" is a 1963 number-one hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach number-one on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States. for use in almost any type of musical performance setting, such as weddings and receptions. Bryan includes chord symbol explanations, transposing tips for instruments other than those in the key of C and performance tips.
Most arrangements are in original keys, while some, for example Dvorak's Largo from New World Symphony, have been metrically met·ri·cal
1. Of, relating to, or composed in poetic meter: metrical verse; five metrical units in a line.
2. Of or relating to measurement. simplified for reading ease. Chordal chord·al
Of or relating to a chorda or cord. accompaniment suggestions are clear and straightforward and certainly add to the value and usefulness of this collection.
As a musician and a music educator, I believe this collection will be of great benefit to music educators both in the private setting and in the school music classroom. If you have ever searched for hours in libraries and old textbooks for thematic materials for use in your classrooms, you will really appreciate this collection. The ability to have such a tremendous variety of melodic materials immediately available for use in listening lessons, stylistic demonstrations, era/period demonstrations, Dalcroze movement lessons and for any number of different types of performances should be welcomed by music educators everywhere. Reviewed by Al Harding, Greeley, Colorado.