Directory of new music & instructional materials.
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Take Note--Books 1, 2, 3, by Robert D. Vandall. Robert Vandall's first collection of solos with Alfred features varying styles, keys and tempos, plus a section to help students identify musical patterns and theoretical concepts for each piece. 24 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson Book & CD 1A, by Dennis Alexander, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster, Victoria McArthur and Martha Mier. This new course includes lesson book and CD, performance book and CD, theory book, at-home book, flash cards and general MIDI disks. CDs recorded at performance and practice tempos. 64 pp. Level 1A, Easy. $7.95.
Alfred's Basic Piano Library, 1A Spanish Lesson Book & CD, by Palmer, Manus and Lethco. Alfred's Basic Piano Library has been carefully translated and revised to ensure that pieces, lyrics and artwork are meaningful to students of Spanish heritage. 64 pp. Easy. 1A Lesson book and CD, $7.95.
A Night at the Opera, by Bernadine Johnson and Carol Matz. Units on seven operas feature a piano arrangement, story summary, composer biography and activity page. 56 pp. Intermediate. $8.95.
Miniature French Suite in F Major, by George Peter Tingley. Ornamentation, articulation, form and structure of baroque dance music are discussed. The important features of the Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Gavotte, Menuet, Bouree and Giga are highlighted. 24 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, by Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard. Repertoire for two pianos, four hands by Arensky, Bach, Brahms, Hahn, Mozart, Schumann, Soler and others is presented in score form in a comb-bound edition. Two copies are needed for performance. 144 pp. Moderately difficult. $15.95.
Famous & Fun Christmas--Books, 1, 2, 3, by Carol Matz. Traditional carols are featured in these formats: Book 1 is in middle-C and five-finger position; Book 2 uses extended, yet easy positions; Book 3 introduces eighth notes. Accompaniments are included. 24 pp. Easy. $5.95.
Treasured Bach Melodies for Piano Duet: Three Arrangements for Recitals or Worship Services for 1 Piano, 4 Hands, by Sharon Aaronson. Arrangements include "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Sheep May Safely Graze" and "Siciliano." Primo and secondo parts are of equal difficulty with thematic material shared between players. 24 pp. Moderately difficult. $6.95.
Mastering the Piano, Level 4 (w/CD), by Carole L. Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts. Carefully selected performance repertoire that is accessible to students and helps create a feeling of accomplishment. Includes music of the great masters from all eras. Difficult. $10.50.
Theory Games Software, Levels 3-5, by Palmer, Lethco, Manus and Wren. Updated Theory Games, levels 3-5 utilizes playful graphics, sound effects and interactive scoring capabilities. Correlates with Alfred's Basic Piano Library. Intermediate. $19.95.
ALRY Publications, Etc., Inc.
P.O. Box 36542
Charlotte, NC 28236
Phone/fax (704) 334-3413
Hot Salsa, by Thomas Schudel. This bouncy, fun work for piccolo and piano is ideal for student performances and encores. 3 min. Intermediate. $9.
Melody by Brig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes, by Robert K. Webb. Also known as "It's All in the Game," this lovely lyrical piece for flute and piano explores the flute's lower range, yet ends in an exciting climax. 2:45 min. Intermediate. $7.50.
Song Without Words, by Charles Wadsworth. For flute and piano, this short balladic work by Spoleto USA founder Wadsworth runs the emotional gamut from longing to intensity, to mystery to peacefulness. 2:30 min. Intermediate. $6.
Song Classics, by David Uber. Four classic melodies by Dvorak, Sibelius, Lehar and Foster are cleverly arranged for four C flutes, with optional alto or bass on part four. 1:30 min. each. Easy. $15.
At the Renaissance Faire, by Lewis A. Kocher. This easy-to-play collection of four pieces for four flutes (with optional alto or bass on part four) is ideal for performances at medieval fairs, plays or dinners. 5:30 min. each. Easy. $19.
Funsembles, by Tommy Goff. Four styles--rag, salsa, ballad and swing--are represented in this collection of fun ensembles for four C flutes (with optional alto or bass on part four). 2 min. each. Intermediate. $19.50.
Slumber My Darling, by Norman Thibodeau. Stephen Foster's stunningly sweet and peaceful melody is movingly arranged for five-part flute choir, with alto on part four and bass on part five. 3:30 min. Intermediate. $12.
Rondeau from Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper, by Ann Cameron Pearce. Recognizable as Masterpiece Theatre's theme music, Mouret's courtly work is arranged for six-part flute choir, including piccolo, alto and bass flute. 2:20 min. Intermediate. $12.
Quicksilver Rag, by Ann Cameron Pearce. Composed in the style of popular American ragtime, this enjoyable new work is scored for four-part flute choir, with optional alto and/or bass on part four. 3:40 min. Intermediate. $10.
Irish Music for Flexible Flute Ensemble, by Phyllis Avidan Louke. This collection of 14 traditional Irish airs, jigs, waltzes and marches can be played as a duet, trio, quartet or full flute choir and includes an equally versatile descant. Intermediate. $24.
Amy R. Laurence Music
Dublin, OH 43017
Battle Hymn of the Republic, arranged by Amy R. Laurence. Toccata setting, Roman open 5ths, Chopinistic running octaves, 2-against-3, prestissimo run, glissando ending. 3 min. Difficult. $6.95.
Casa de la Musica, Inc.
2901 Metro Dr., Ste. 228
Bloomington, MN 55425
Fax (952) 851-8869
Time$ig 2005 PC Studio Management Software M1001, by Jerry Iverson, Ari Kaplan and Mary Lou Iverson. This latest software eliminates needless paperwork by allowing independent music teachers to electronically maintain schedules, billing, student progress profiles, detailed accounts, tuition, lesson summaries and more. System Requirements: Win 95/98/NT; Windows ME, 2000; XP Home, XP Pro. 256 MB Memory; 20 MB Disk. Easy. Solo version (1 teacher): $119.95.
Music History in the Making Student Planner, by Mary Lou Iverson. More than just an assignment book, the Music History in the Making Student Planner is seen as an essential tool in the music studio with constructive evaluations, quotes, practice and organization tips helping students fulfill their music goals. 82 pp. Easy. Piano edition: $10.95.
Centerstream Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 17878
Anaheim, CA 92817
Guitar Transcribing--A Complete Guide, by Dave Celentano. This book and CD package is the complete guide to writing down what you hear. Learn how to listen more effectively to recognize intervals, chords, note values, counting rhythms and more. Designed for guitar, but useful for all students to learn ear training. 40 pp. Intermediate. $19.95.
25 Ways to Improve Your Improving for Guitar (w/CD), by Jay Marks. Keep your music sounding fresh with these ideas to expand and improve your guitar playing. Learn how to improvise with chords, work with modes, licks and arpeggios, use dynamics and tone, improve melodic lines and much more. 40 pp. Intermediate. $19.95.
Play Drums Now! DVD, by Dick Petrie. This DVD teaches the absolute beginner to master the following techniques: drum set up, matched grip stick holding, single and double stroke rolls, rudiments, fills, playing the "backbeat" and much more. 60 min. Easy. $19.95.
Ranger Doug Rides the Rhythm Range DVD, by Doug Green. Two-time Grammy winner Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky takes you step-by-step through the process of expanding your technique on swing rhythm guitar. Up-close look at chord forms, patterns, right- and left-hand technique and insider tips. Two songs and performances by Riders in the Sky. 60 min. Moderately difficult. $19.95.
Backup Dobro, by Doug Cox. Playing backup means responding in a sensitive manner with a singer and other musicians, this book and CD package takes a serious look at what to do when you're not soloing. Learn creative, fun techniques and ideas. 48 pp. Intermediate. $19.95.
Christmas South of the Border, by Randall Ames. Add heat to your holiday with these salsa-flavored piano arrangements of time-honored Christmas carols. Play along with the arrangements of Ames on all the classics with this book and CD package. 88 pp. Moderately difficult. $19.95.
25 Ways to Improve Your Solo Guitar Playing, by Jay Marks. Keep your music fresh with the great ideas in this book and CD package. Learn how to improve your chords, dynamics, harmonics, phrasing, intros, endings and more. 49 pp. Intermediate. $19.95.
CLEARVUE & SVE, Inc.
6465 N. Avondale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Fax (773) 775-9855
The History of Music (8-part series). The programs in this eight-part video series trace the musical developments, composers and key works of classical music from ancient times to the modern day. Intermediate. $59.95.
Primary Music Appreciation (5-part series). Each program in this five-part video series features a classic composition introduced by a student host: "Carnival of the Animals," "Peter and the Wolf," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and others. Easy. $29.95 each.
Intermediate Music Appreciation (5-part series). Each program in this five-part video series features a classic composition introduced by a student host: Copland's "Billy the Kid Suite" and "Lincoln Portrait," Holst's "The Planets" and others. Intermediate. $29.95 each.
Great Composers and Their Music (6-part series). A host introduces the key composers in this video series, and each program features the life, works and influences of each musical master: Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Intermediate. $29.95 each.
Concordia Publishing House
3558 S. Jefferson
St Louis, MO 63118
Fax (314) 268-1329
Let All the People Praise You, by John Leavitt. A large work based on Psalm 67 with a vigorous rhythmic interpretation that is also suitable for festivals. Intermediate. $1.65. SATB.
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Christopher Johns. The Concordia Treasury Series anthem based on an established motet taken from the beloved oratorio, Elijah. Intermediate. $1.50. SATB, Piano.
Ride On, King Jesus, by Tim Schultz. A spiritual crafted for solo voices, children and optional SATB. Easy. $1.50. Unison or SATB, Piano.
Arise and Shine in Splendor, by Heinrich Isaac and Christopher Johns. A historic piece with a declamatory text filled with imagery based on Isaiah 60. Intermediate. SATB.
Mary Had a Baby, by Ralph C. Schultz. A blues and gospel-like setting of an American spiritual, incorporating a duet between solo voice and instrument. Moderately difficult. SATB.
Jubilate (Jazz Motet), by Johannes Matthias Michel. A Latin text, based on Psalm 100, is delivered in a light jazz style. Moderately difficult. SATB. Go Down, Moses, by John Leavitt. Vocal and gospel-like licks are used throughout to give this piece significant delight and spiritual fervor. Also available SSA. Intermediate. $1.65. SATB, Keyboard.
There Is a Balm in Gilead, by John Leavitt. From the new cantata, Jubilee, a captivating setting of the much loved African-American spiritual. Intermediate. $1.65. SATB, Kb.
Praise Ye the Lord, by Johannes Matthias Michel. A light jazz anthem with unmistakable rhythms that makes this piece ideal for various educational and concert settings. Intermediate. $1.50. SATB.
All the Earth Sing Forth, by W. A. Mozart and Hal Hopson. Drawn from the 12th Mass, this Concorida Treasury Series title is an excellent piece for a small or young choir. Intermediate. $1.85. SAB, Keyboard.
162 Pinewood Dr.
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Phone/fax (905) 882-1233
Jazz & Pop Piano Paradise, by Fishel Pustilnik. Piano Paradise invites the music stars of tomorrow to venture into the beautiful world of piano music. This book will introduce many different styles of jazz and contemporary music. The included songs were chosen for their elements of easy readability and for the love and enthusiasm students have shown for them. The transcriptions are simple to learn and teach and charming to play, and they range from easy to intermediate. 52 pp. Intermediate. $8.95.
The FJH Music Company Inc.
2525 Dave Rd., Ste. 360
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Fax (954) 382-3073
Succeeding with the Masters--Baroque Era, Vol. 1, by Helen Marlais. A collection of 22 graded repertoire pieces by J.S. Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. These works, mostly dances, build a foundation for playing more advanced baroque music. 84 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Succeeding with the Masters--Baroque Era, Vol. 2, by Helen Marlais. This collection of graded repertoire features the great masters of the baroque era, and builds a foundation for playing even more advanced baroque music, such as Bach's "Two-Part Inventions." 112 pp. Moderately difficult. $11.95.
Succeeding with the Masters--Classical Era, Vol. 2, by Helen Marlais. Volume two continues this collection of graded repertoire pieces by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The marvelous selections included build a foundation for playing advanced classical music. 104 pp. Moderately difficult. $11.95.
IN RECITAL Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 1, by Helen Marlais. Book 1 offers tips on recital preparation along with engaging pieces and arrangements such as: Liszt's "Liebestraum," Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1, 2nd Movement" and Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." 31 pp. Easy. $6.95.
IN RECITAL Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 2, by Helen Marlais. Book 2 offers tips on recital preparation and features new musical concepts with familiar ones reinforced. Contents include: Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" and George M. Cohan's "You're a Grand Old Flag." 31 pp. Easy. $6.95.
IN RECITAL Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 3, by Helen Marlais. Students learn: playing legato and staccato at the same time, blocked and broken major, minor and diminished chords and scales with finger crossings that extend beyond five-finger patterns. 35 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
IN RECITAL, Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 4, by Helen Marlais. Book 4 includes: 16th note patterns, compound meters, inversions of major, minor and diminished I, IV and V chords, hand-over-hand arpeggios, some left-handed melodic passages and more intricate accompaniments. 40 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
IN RECITAL, Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 5, by Helen Marlais. Book 5 includes: triplets, one- and two-octave scale passages, rolled chords, double thirds, simple ornamentation and playing two voices within the same hand. 40 pp. Intermediate. $7.95.
IN RECITAL, Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)--Vol. 2, Book 6, by Helen Marlais. Book 6 includes dotted eighths, triplets and sixteenths, scales in tenths, syncopation, jazz chords, an introduction to Spanish rhythms and style, and more. 44 pp. Moderately difficult. $7.95.
Sight Reading & Rhythm Every Day, Book 1A, by Helen Marlais with Kevin Olson. This series guides student in a simple, straightforward way to develop into students who sight read with ease, accuracy and musicality. 47 pp. Easy. $5.50.
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Frederick Harris Music
2250 Military Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Fax (905) 501-0929
Celebrate Mendelssohn, by Felix Mendelssohn and compiled by Reid Alexander, Samuel S. Holland and Marc Widner; edited by Andrew Hisey. This anthology of selections from Sechs Kinderstucke, Lieder ohne Worte and other works is ideal for dedicated intermediate through advanced pianists. Each piece is accompanied by informative "Notes for Study and Performance." 96 pp. Moderately difficult. $19.95.
Celebrate Scarlatti, by Domenico Scarlatti; compiled by Reid Alexander, Samuel S. Holland and Marc Widner; edited by Andrew Hisey. This collection presents a practical selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti suitable for early-intermediate through advanced pianists. "Notes for Study and Performance" offers guidance for the practice and interpretation of every piece. 80 pp. Moderately difficult. $17.95.
Elementary Rudiments of Music, Revised Edition, by Barbara Wharram; edited by Kathleen Wood. Highlights of the revised edition of this proven favorite include the addition of more than 100 pages of material, an improved layout and updated language for today's student. 304 pp. Easy. $23.95.
Harmony, Book Three, by Mark Sarnecki. This final volume in this series provides a discussion of such topics as modal mixture, borrowed chords, the Neapolitan chord, common tone chords, modulation, composition, Bach chorales and two-voice counterpoint. 180 pp. Intermediate. $28.95.
Voice Series, Third Edition, by various composers. Students of all ages and voice types will welcome the extensive variety and scope of repertoire, vocalises and recitatives encompassed in the newest edition of this highly acclaimed series. Intermediate.
Away! Sports, by Stephen Chatman. With these two dynamic albums, elementary pianists can embark on a thrilling musical day-trip or take to the field and stretch their musical muscles to the limit. 19 pp. Easy. $4.75.
Here We Go!: At the Beach; Surprises, by Linda Niamath. Elementary pianists will enjoy these vivid albums: "At the Beach" evokes a day spent frolicking by the shore; "Here We Go!" depicts an all-terrain excursion; and "Surprises" inspires wonder and delight. 16 pp. Easy. $4.75.
Newfoundland Suite, by Nancy Telfer. Grab a duet partner and set off on a guided tour through the six imaginative coastal scenes in this spirited suite for late-elementary pianists seeking to develop their ensemble-playing skills. 24 pp. Easy. $5.50.
Fun at the Fair: Happy Times, by Elvina Pearce. These two collections offer terrific supplementary repertoire for beginning students studying with a method such as Celebrate Piano! Each piece offers a creative introduction to new musical experiences. 20 pp. Easy. $5.50.
Through the Windowpane, by Chee-Hwa Tan. Inspired by the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, this anthology of seven pieces for elementary pianists fosters an appreciation for the relationship between words and music. 16 pp. Easy. $4.75.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Lead Yourself To Music: Easy Piano Collection 2 (Master Themes from Masterworks), by Susan Cheung. This collection features Gounod, Gruber, Joplin, Mascagni, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini and Sullivan. All key signatures stay within a single sharp or flat. Now beginners can play the masters with ease. 13 pp. Easy. $3.95.
Lead Yourself To Music: Easy Piano Collection 3 (Master Themes from Masterworks), by Susan Cheung. Highlights include "Bolero," "Gypsy Air," "Pearl Fishers," "Chopin's Romance" and Rachmaninoff's "Prelude." All selections are ideal for study and recital. Teach with the best. 13 pp. Easy. $3.95.
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G. Henle USA Inc.
P.O. Box 460127
St. Louis, MO 63146
Fax (314) 514-1269
Free catalog available.
Robert Schumann--Abegg Variations, Op. 1 for Piano, HN 87, by Ernst Herttrich; fingering by Walther Lampe. This is a Henle Urtext edition. Preface, 6 pp.; Music, 16 pp. Intermediate. $10.95.
Robert Schumann--Flower Piece, Op. 19 in D-flat Major for Piano, HN 90, by Ernst Herttrich; fingering by Walther Lampe. This is a Henle Urtext edition. 10 pp. Intermediate. $10.95.
Robert Schumann--Carnaval, Op. 9 for Piano, HN 187, by Ernst Herttrich; fingering by Hans-Martin Theopold. This is a Henle Urtext edition. 42 pp. Intermediate. $14.95.
Alexander Scriabin--Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64, HN 747, Valentina Rubcova; fingering by Michael Schneidt. This is a Henle Urtext edition. 26 pp. Intermediate. $25.95.
Ludwig van Beethoven--Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1, HN 754, by Norbert Gertsch and Murray Perahia; fingering by Murray Perahia. This is a Henle Urtext edition 33 pp. Intermediate. $14.95.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, HN 755, by Norbert Gertsch and Murray Perahia; fingering by Murray Perahia. This is a Henle Urtext edition. 34 pp. Intermediate. $14.95.
Bedrich Smetana--From My Native Land, Two Duets for Violin and Piano, HN 756, by Milan Pospisil; fingering of piano part by Michael Schneidt; violin fingering and bowing by Ernst Schliephake. This is a Henle Urtext edition. Score and Part V, 20 pp.; Part VI, 4 pp. Intermediate. $25.95.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299, Piano Reduction. HN 768, by Andras Adorjan; piano reduction by Jan Philip Schulze; cadenzas by Robert D. Levin. This is a Henle Urtext edition. Score and Part II, 41 pp.; flute, 13 pp.; harp, 35 pp. Intermediate. $28.95.
Isaac Albeniz--Chants d'Espagne, Op. 232 for Piano, HN 782, by Ullrich Scheideler; fingering by Rolf Koenen. This is a Henle Urtext edition. 36 pp. Intermediate. $21.95.
Claude Debussy--Premier Rhapsodie and Petite Piece for Clarinet and Piano, HN 789, by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann; piano fingering by Klaus Schilde. This is a Henle Urtext edition. Score and Part V, 22 pp.; clarinet, 6 pp. Intermediate. $29.95.
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Greenblatt & Seay Publications
The Old Schoolhouse
P.O. Box 671
Avoca, NE 68307
Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two Violins, by Deborah Greenblatt. Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can all play together. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two Violas, by Deborah Greenblatt. Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can all play together. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two Cellos, by Deborah Greenblatt. Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can all play together. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two Basses, by Deborah Greenblatt. Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can all play together. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two Mandolins, by Deborah Greenblatt. Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can all play together. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Alexander's Feast, by G.F. Handel and D. Greenblatt. This piece is a musical delight for a quartet (violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello) or as a quintet (with bass) or string orchestra. Purchase includes permission for the buyer to photocopy parts for their own students or string orchestra. 60 min. Intermediate. $25.
Fairy Queen, by H. Purcell and D. Greenblatt. This collection includes the instrumental pieces from Purcell's 1692 opera based on Shakespeare's play, "Midsummer Night's Dream." It can be played as a quartet (violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello) or as a quintet (with bass) or string orchestra. 90 min. Intermediate. $34. Additional part books are available for $5 each.
88 Post Rd., W.
Westport, CT 06881
Fax (203) 222-1502
Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair, by James E. Perone. Woodstock presents encyclopedic entries on all the performers who played at Woodstock, as well as the organizers and decision makers behind the event, from governor Nelson Rockefeller to documentary film director Michael Wadleigh. Historic photographs, an appendix of recordings and a subject index are included in the volume. 248 pp. Intermediate. $69.95.
Folk Music: A Regional Exploration, by Norm Cohen. This book explores folk music and the ways in which it has evolved in different regions of the United States. 376 pp. Intermediate. $75.
Music of the Great Depression, by William H. Young and Nancy K. Young. This volume in the new American History through Music reference series, examines how popular music came to the forefront during the Great Depression and explores the lives of the great musicians who contributed to making and performing the music that helped America through one of its most difficult times. 320 pp. Intermediate. $55.
Heritage Music Press
P.O. Box 802
Dayton, OH 45401
Fax (937) 223-2042
Folk Songs 'n Favorites at Your Fingertips, by Janet Vogt. Students will love this new collection filled with folk songs and children's songs. Books 1-4 include composers Marilyn Briant, Beverly Grace Joy, Martha Sherrill Kelsey, Donna McFarland, Steve Nehrenberg and Andrew Zatman. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
Jazz 'n Rags at Your Fingertips, by Janet Vogt. This new series is full of original jazz and rags, all artfully arranged and composed in fresh and creative ways by Martha Sherrill Kelsey, Barbara Lopez, Steve Nehrenberg, Walter and Carol Noona and Janet Vogt. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
Hymns 'n Spirituals at Your Fingertips, by Janet Vogt. From easy works for beginners to dazzling repertoire for the intermediate student, there's something for everyone in this versatile collection. Students will love to practice and perform these pleasing pieces. 32 pp. Easy. $6.95.
Poetry at the Piano, by Martha Sherrill Kelsey. Popular poetry by well-known poets is presented with each piece. Critics describe Kelsey's compositional style as "delightful, fresh, imaginative and sophisticated to the ear while remaining accessible to the fingers." 24 pp. Easy. $6.95.
Music Out of a Hat, by Geoff Lorenz and Janet Vogt. Abracadabra! Just like magic, seven card games appear out of a colorful hat for music-learning fun. The easy-to-use "Game Guide" includes instructions and identification that the National Standards used. 42 pp. Easy. $39.95.
Ultimate Music Game Book, by Geoff Lorenz, Barbara Meeks and Janet Vogt. Designed to enhance musical knowledge, skills and creativity, these reproducible games and activities focus on note-reading, rhythmic understanding, composition, mastering musical terms, learning about composers and sharing a few giggles too. 96 pp. Easy. $29.95.
Stomp, Boom, Blast!, by Cathy Blair. Using the concept from the hit show Stomp, these clever pieces feature items like rulers, staplers, wastebaskets, pencil sharpeners and other common classroom "stuff " to create unique rhythmic soundscapes. CD included. 80 pp. Easy. $19.95.
The Amazing, Melody-Making Musical Time Travelers, by Janet Vogt. Teachers will enjoy this reproducible book for students in grades 3-6. It's like a combination game show, history lesson and fast-paced musical experience! CD included. Easy. $29.95.
Mini-Award Certificates. These 5 1/4 x 4-inch awards are the perfect size to give to students as a reward any time they accomplish a task. Offered in four delightful designs, each package contains a pad of 30 awards. $3.50.
Recital Invitations. These 5 1/4 x 4-inch invitations are an easy way for teachers to let parents know about an up-coming performance or recital. Available in four clever designs, each package contains a pad of 30 invites. $3.50.
6123 Hickory Ridge Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone/fax (225) 752-0357
Duet Companion to the NFMC Bulletin; PP-E IV, by Judy Zahrndt. Listen to all the duets in the Bulletin from PP-EIV so you can choose which duets to teach. The 2-CD set features more than 100 duets. Easy to intermediate. $20.
Duet Companion to the NFMC Bulletin II; Med- MD II, by Judy Zahrndt. Listen to all the duets in the Bulletin from Med-MD II. These polished performances will help you make wise teaching choices. Moderately difficult. $15.
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7740 Bantry Ln.
Dallas, TX 75248
Kba Complete 3.0, by Gil Trythall. High school/college ear training and music theory exercises. Unlimited, graduated (easy to advanced), chord, pitch, interval, rhythmic dictation and music theory exercises with instant feedback, immediate scoring and self testing. These programs develop the "ear" and theoretical knowledge needed for improvisation, composition and performance. Intermediate. $39.95.
Melodic ID 2.0, by Gil Trythall. High school/college ear training: unlimited, graduated melodic dictation (easy to advanced). Four-bar melodic dictation in all keys, simple and compound meters, with instant feedback, immediate scoring and self-testing. Select key, scale steps, maximum skip size, meter and rhythm patterns. Moderately difficult. $24.95.
Chord ID 3.0, by Gil Trythall. High school/college ear training: harmonic dictation. Easy to advanced. Eight-bar chord progressions of graduated difficulty in pop, Latin, country, rock and jazz styles with instant feedback, immediate scoring and self-testing. Intermediate. $18.95.
Pitch ID 3.0, by Gil Trythall. High school/college ear training: pitch and interval dictation. Easy to advanced. Pitch ID generates unlimited questions in every major and minor key; 21 levels of graduated difficulty with instant feedback, immediate scoring, and self-testing. Intermediate. $18.95.
Spell ID 3.0, by Gil Trythall. High school/college graduated music theory exercises with instant feedback, immediate scoring and self-testing: scales, intervals, chords, cadences, secondary dominants, "borrowed" chords and pop chords in "real" books. Easy to advanced. Intermediate.
Kendor Music, Inc.
21 Grove St.
P.O. Box 278
Delevan, NY 14042
Phone/Fax (716) 492-1254
Effective Etudes For Jazz, by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis. This book and CD set is a collection of 18 etudes based on the chord changes to popular jazz standards. Students will learn to interpret and improvise over the chord progressions. Hear how seasoned jazz musicians interpret the etudes on the accompanying compact discs--then play along with the rhythm section. Perfect for jazz band auditions, solo festivals and recitals. Books available for: flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar and bass. 40 pp. Moderately difficult. $19.
9732 Corral Dr.
Potomac, MD 20854
KITS Music Theory Examinations, Vol. 21, by Christine A. Murow. These examinations cover written, aural and applied theory on seven levels--primary through high school. Test Kits provide all materials, including National Honor Roll registration. Student workbooks are also available. $2 each.
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Latham Music, Ltd.
145 Forest View Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Fax (336) 794-7955
Concerto in G for Violin and Piano, by G.P. Telemann and arranged by Philip Clark. Out of print for years, this advanced intermediate work is perfect for teaching baroque bowing style and circular bowing. The first movement includes some double stop passages. The range does not exceed third position. 8 min. Intermediate. $14.95.
Eight Festival Solos for Bass and Piano, by Deborah Baker Monday. Covering grades 2-4, these pieces will challenge the young bassist and build technical skill, the range does not exceed the G harmonic. A combination of arrangements and original compositions, contents include "Beach Spring," "A Stately Dance," "Habanera," "Scheherezade," "Theme from Jupiter," "Revelry," "in the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Rhapsody." 4 min. each. Intermediate. $16.95.
Manduca Music Publications
861 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
Fax (207) 773-6597
Rondo alla Zingarese, Opus 25 for Two Pianos, Four Hands, by Brahms and arranged by John Walker. This presto movement, from the Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, has been skillfully arranged so each player has an exciting part full of fast octave passages and brilliant scale runs. This is an excellent closer for a recital of advanced two-piano literature. Both parts included. 4 min. Difficult. $12.
High Veld Sunrise for Horn and Midi, by Steven Winteregg. Commissioned by horn player, Richard Chenoweth, this piece depicts the spaciousness of the African Void, evoking the sounds of Africa. The accompanying CD has a demo, practice and click track. 3 min. Moderately difficult. $10.
Carnival of Venice for Trumpet and Brass Quintet, by Herbert L. Clarke and arranged by Art Frackenpohl. The famous Carnival theme and variations is maintained by the trumpet soloist, and Frackenpohl has skillfully arranged an exciting brass quintet accompaniment. 3 min. Difficult. $15.
Two Renaissance Carols for Brass Quintet, by Michael Praetorius and arranged by Larry Eden. Praetorius, an organist, based much of his music on Lutheran hymns. These adapt well to the brass quintet. The two carols are "Psallite Unigenito" and "Omnis Mundus Jocundetur." 2 min. Intermediate. $12.
Awake Now Wintry Earth for Brass Quintet, by J.S. Bach and arranged by Larry Eden. This is a good choice for groups who do prelude or postlude music at church services or other functions. Each player is kept busy. 2 min. Intermediate. $12.
Dance Suite for Organ, Ttimpani and Brass Ensemble, by Andre Campra and arranged by Scott Sorenson. This is a set of five dances selected from the opera-ballet Les fetes Venitiennes (Venetian festival). The movements chosen are "Overture," "Forlana-a Venetian folk dance," "Comic Air" and "Peasant Air and Air of the Basques." 9 min. Moderately difficult. $20.
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
#4 Industrial Dr.
Pacific, MO 63069
Fax (636) 257-5062
Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner Book/CD Set, by Misha Stefanuk. Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner is for beginning piano students looking for fun and modern music material. Chapters cover finding notes on the piano, hand positioning and an introduction to rhythm and musical notation. Discussion of posture, instrument selection and a glossary of musical terms are included. Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner consists of 30 fun piano pieces including "Chatter Rag," "Friday Boogie," "Max's Trot" and "Blue All the Way." The included CD allows students to enjoy the music and to hear how the pieces should be performed. 48 pp. Intermediate. $14.95.
MiBAC Music Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 468
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax (507) 645-2377
MiBAC JAZZ 2.1, by John Ellinger. MiBAC JAZZ allows students to create and play along with an authentic sounding jazz trio. This new version for Macintosh OS X takes full advantage of the native CoreMidi and QuickTime features of Mac OS X. Intermediate. $125.
(See advertisement on page 51.)
P.O. Box 866953
Piano, TX 75086
Just The Facts--Book K, by Ann Lawry. Just The Facts--Book K is the perfect theory book for young beginning students. It has large staffs for small hands, fun alphabet activities and a great introduction to naming keynotes on the staff. 28 pp. Easy. $7.95.
Music Educators' Marketplace
442 N. Maple St.
Trenton, IL 62293
Fax (559) 961-4642
Henry the Steinway Tours the World, by Sally Coveleskie and Peter Goodrich with illustrations by Laura Friedman. In this colorful storybook for ages 4-8, Ana's father, a famous concert pianist, takes her and her friend Lily along on a concert tour to many exciting world cities. 32 pp. Easy. $15.95.
The Story of Music (3-CD set), by Brad Thompson. Six musical periods, pre-history through the 20th century, are introduced with historical context, short musical examples and narrative for ages 10 and up. Six 30-minute programs. Intermediate. $39.95.
Rainbow of Fifths Keyboard Banner, by Thelma Johnson. This 12 1/4-inch x 4 1/2-inch banner fits behind keys or on walls to visually display key signatures, major and minor relationships and circle of 5ths with vibrant color-coding. Intermediate. $12.95.
Bag O'Blocks, by Christine Wolf. Build knowledge with this bag containing color-coded wooden blocks for each letter of the musical alphabet (plus sharps and flats). Directions included for teaching elementary to advanced theory concepts with these innovative manipulatives. $29.95.
Neil A. Kjos Music Company
4380 Jutland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
Fax (858) 270-3507
It Takes Two, by Lise V. Gauthier. Pianists of all ages will love these six charming pieces for one piano, four hands. Various styles are represented, from brisk and cheerful to meditative and harmonically rich. Additionally, ensemble playing will be strengthened by reading asymmetrical and changing meters. Titles appear in English and French. 24 pp. Moderately difficult. $4.95.
To Climb a Tall Tree, by Mary Dolen. The garden comes to life in this vivid set of 11 pieces. Each piece depicts a garden scene or creature through imaginative and fresh writing. Students will enjoy creating performance suites of their personal favorites. 20 pp. Easy. $4.95.
Great Day in the Morning, by Bonnie Yon Reis Doe. Greet the day with these seven new pieces celebrating the imagery of daily life. Color chords and hints of jazz influences permeate the collection. Each piece brims with its own distinct character that will capture the interest of every pianist. 20 pp. Moderately difficult. $4.95.
Bastien Solo Sheets, by Jane Smisor Bastien, Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien. Perfect for recitals, festivals, reviews or just for fun, these new solo sheets offer additional support for Bastien Piano Basics or any other beginning piano method. Easy to memorize and exciting to perform, every solo will build confidence and musicality in students. Contact Kjos for a complete list of available titles. Level of difficulty ranges from primer to level four. $2.95.
Bastien Play-Along Technic, by Jane Smisor Bastien, Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien. This practical collection supports students' technical development with a range of original Bastien exercises, in addition to several tried and true classics. Colorful and energetic artwork motivates students through visual connections to the music. The accompaniment CD reinforces a steady tempo, encourages better listening and provides an incentive to practice. Level of difficulty ranges from primer to level four. 32 pp. $9.95.
Piano Town Solo Sheets, by Keith Snell and Diane Hidy. New supplementary solos are now available for each level of the groundbreaking Piano Town method series. Original solos and arrangements of popular masterworks are featured in this new series of sheet music, and each piece correlates perfectly with Piano Town or any other method series. Contact Kjos for a complete list of available titles. Level of difficulty ranges from primer to level four. $2.95-$3.45.
Piano Town Compact Disc Accompaniment Recordings, by Keith Snell and Diane Hidy. The groundbreaking new piano method for students ages 6 and up now features accompaniment recordings. It's never been easier to motivate beginning students. The booklet contains three compact discs including accompaniments for the Lessons, Technic and Performance books in one convenient package. Level of difficulty ranges from primer to level four. Easy. $12.95.
Piano Town MIDI Disk Accompaniment Recordings, by Keith Snell and Diane Hidy. The groundbreaking new piano method for students ages 6 and up now features accompaniment recordings. It's never been easier to motivate beginning students. The booklet contains three MIDI disks including accompaniments for the Lessons, Technic and Performance books in one convenient package. Level of difficulty ranges from primer to level four. $29.95.
(See advertisement on pages 11 and 21.)
New School of American Music
Paradise, CA 95969
Fax (530) 872-7578
Instant Piano, by Robert Laughlin. Experience the DVD version of the nationally acclaimed Instant Piano Workshop. The package includes "Five Minute Jump Start," play-along CD and 25 pop tunes in lead sheet form. 40 pp. Easy. $39.95.
3128 Candelaria Place
Loveland, CO 80537
Crazy Staves. Teachers and students alike will love using these dry-erase staves (six pages, four different sizes), a zipper pouch with dry-erase pen, eraser and dice and ideas for games and activities to teach theory, ear training and music creativity. All in a spiral binding for easy use in lessons or practice time at home. Complete packet, $14.95. Supplemental dry-erase staff sheets, $3.50 each; (six for $18).
615 E. Liberty Dr.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Fax (630) 665-9321
The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, by Joseph Haydn; transcribed by William Phemister. Originally written for string quartet or as an oratorio, this new transcription captures the essence of a spiritually sensitive masterpiece. The music is perfect for a Good Friday service, with or without spoken meditations between each movement. CDs available. Classical Worship Series, #9. 56 pp. Moderately difficult. $15.95.
Classical Worship Series: Four-Hands at One Piano, edited by William Phemister. Original major compositions by Dvorak, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Brahms's own version of "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place," make up this compilation of duet music suitable for the worship experience. CDs available. Classical Worship Series, #7. 64 pp. Moderately difficult. $18.95.
Adoration of the Magi, by Eugene Ulrich. Eugene Ulrich offers a new look at 14 traditional Christmas carols for piano solo. Ulrich's music shines brilliantly in the church, as well as in the recital hall. This is possibly the most unique discovery in church music in a long time. CDs available. Classical Worship Series, #8. 64 pp. Moderately difficult. $17.95.
(See advertisement on page 56.)
QuenMar Music, Inc.
2275 173rd St.
Surrey, British Columbia V3S9Z7
Fax (604) 531-4847
Melody Adventures Primer, by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor. For students with no prior piano training. Features teacher duets for every song; questions to confirm the understanding of the music performed; realistic storyline with illustrations; believable characters to whom the student can relate and with whom the student can grow. 80 pp. Easy. $8.95.
The Keyboard Accompaniment Course Basics (A), by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor. By creating accompaniment for two or three melodies routinely, the ability to quickly sense a change of harmony is strengthened--to a point where creating accompaniment becomes instinctive. This Basics book begins with the major triads I and V to accompany melodies in the key of C major. Students learn eight styles and are comfortable creating accompaniment for right hand and left hand melodies. Ideal for students at about eight months of lessons. 80 pp. Easy. $9.95.
The Keyboard Accompaniment Course 2--Chord Basics (B), by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor. This course book introduces chord V7 in the keys of C major and A minor. Fourteen new rhythmic styles, progressions and bass patterns continue to stimulate both the decision-making and the hearing skills. Students provide their own accompaniment to 36 original songs and seven folksongs. 80 pp. Easy. $10.95.
Keyboard Accompaniment Course 3--Chord Basics (C), by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor. Ideal for the student in about third or fourth year of piano training, this book introduces chords 17 and IV in C and G major and 17 and IVm in A and E minor. The +IVo chord is an option. Students enjoy a variety of styles and rhythms providing their own accompaniment to 30 original song and eight folk songs. 80 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
The Keyboard Accompaniment Course 3--Chord Basics (D), by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor. Since the 3--Chord Basics books are identical except for the keys, they provide an adventure in transposition. This book presents melodies in the keys of D and B major and F and D minor. 80 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
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Santorella Publications Ltd.
13 Pleasant Ave.
Danvers, MA 01923
Fax (978) 750-0572
Six Clementi Sonatinas, by J. Latulippe. This essential repertoire joins "The Chopin Preludes" in the Distinctive Masterworks Series created for the intermediate pianist while preserving the melody, style, harmony and intent of the composer. 64 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
Romeo & Juliet Love Theme, by Tchaikovsky and Craig Stevens. A must for any serious study of piano classics, this beautiful edition of Tchaikovsky's theme is printed on heavy manila cream stock, causing the clean crisp engraving to jump off the page. 12 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Jazz Piano Cocktails, Vol. 3, by Craig Stevens. The third in a series that contains rich, challenging, but playable popular lounge favorites. The songs have been selected for the exclusive NYSSMA for student jazz piano auditions. A performance CD also is available. 48 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Jazz Piano Cocktails, Vol. 4, by Craig Stevens. Another collection of masterfully arranged popular jazz classics. This series is a must for all serious jazz students and performers. A performance CD also is available. 48 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Jazz Piano Cocktails--Christmas Edition, by Craig Stevens. Features the exciting, flashy arrangements expected in this popular series of the most memorable Christmas favorites ever. A performance CD also is available. 48 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Let's Play Jazz ... and More!, Primer Level, by J. Latulippe. This fun series will have students improvising, composing, arranging and reading in no time. The CD allows students to practice and play with their accompaniment band. 48 pp. Easy. $14.95.
Let's Play Jazz ... and More, Book 1, by J. Latulippe and Sonny Doss. You'll see your students' eyes light up as they gain a deeper understanding of the blues progression while developing their other skills. Includes play along CD. 48 pp. Easy. $14.95.
Beethoven's Greatest Sonatas, Highlight Edition, by Beethoven and Craig Stevens. Includes the most popular movements from the five most recognizable sonatas ever written for piano. Contains exquisitely engraved original arrangements on manila cream stock and a brilliantly performed CD. 128 pp. Difficult. $22.95.
Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, by Beethoven and Craig Stevens. This entire series is engraved from original, archived editions and are purely authentic. This technically challenging sonata contains all movements and a performance CD by Craig Stevens. 72 pp. Difficult. $14.95.
Beethoven's Les Adieux Sonata, by Beethoven and Craig Stevens. Contains exquisitely engraved original arrangements on manila cream stock and a CD recorded to perfection by Craig Stevens. This complete edition contains all three movements. 48 pp. Difficult. $14.95.
Schaum Publications, Inc.
10235 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
Fax (262) 241-1063
Masters of Technic, Primer Level, by Wesley Schaum. Thirty-nine short exercises provide a rich variety of melodic technic. Adapted from 12 master composers: Beringer, Biehl, Brauer, Burgmueller, Concone, Cramer, Czerny, Hanon, Krause, Loeschhorn, Streabbog and Wolff. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Masters of Technic, Level 2, by Jeff Schaum and Wesley Schaum. Many different technic styles use various key signatures and hand positions. The book contains condensations of works by 14 eminent composers including: Berens, Czerny, Duvernoy, Gurlitt, Kohler, Krause, Spindler and Wieck. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Masters of Technic, Level 4, by Jeff Schaum and Wesley Schaum. Famous 19th century masters provide a good balance of technic studies carefully designed to develop both hands equally. Practical excerpts are condensed, transposed or modified. 24 pp. Intermediate. $6.50.
Fingerpower, Level 2, by John W. Schaum and Wesley Schaum. This new edition motivates students to practice more. Short, progressive exercises are designed to strengthen all fingers of both hands, emphasizing five-finger position, to supplement all piano methods. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Leapfrog, by Robert Donahue. This music is great fun with lots of bouncy rhythm. The right and left hands alternate using short phrases with staccato release. It uses big notes in easy five-finger position. 1 min. Easy. $2.50.
Mom's Pickup Truck, by Al Rita. Mom and the kids will enjoy whimsical adventures with imaginative rhythm and lyrics including "truck," "muck," "luck" and "chuck," punctuated with "beep-beeps." 1 min. Easy. $2.50.
Follow the Sun, by Alfred Cahn. A smooth, flowing melody generates feelings of warmth and optimism and an image of nature. This carefully crafted and musically sensitive piece will win your heart. 1 min. Intermediate. $2.50.
The Wisteria Arbor, by Lois Rehder Holmes. A serene, romantic mood is portrayed with a lyrical, pleasing melody, gentle harmonies, a creative accompaniment style and an effective use of dynamics. This is musical comfort food. 1 min. Intermediate. $2.50.
American Medley, by Joan Cupp. This is a medley of fresh, stirring transcriptions of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "America the Beautiful" and "Stars and Stripes Forever." It is useful in recitals and church services. 2 min. Moderately difficult. $2.50.
Danny Boy, by Myra Brooks-Turner. A magical transcription of the revered Irish folk song, "Londonderry Air" is treated with expressive and imaginative harmonies. This is a sensitive and satisfying recital piece. 2 min. Moderately difficult. $2.50.
3402 Woolworth Ave.
Omaha, NE 68105
Fax (402) 341-9381
A Year Ago Last Summer/Unending Joy! (Mixed Chorus and Piano), by Jackson Berkey. A gospel-style setting builds to a glorious finale. 16 pp. 6 min. Intermediate. $2.10.
Weepe Not (Male Chorus, a cappella), by Jackson Berkey. Using extended divisi and falsetto, the work places the listener on the same plane as departed loved ones. 16 pp. 7 min. Intermediate. $2.10.
American Journey (Mixed Chorus and Symphony Orchestra), by Jackson Berkey. Six of Berkey's original mixed chorus works and arrangements are expanded with full symphony orchestra in this glorious "Americana" statement of our history and heritage. 100 pp. 35 min. Intermediate. $12.95.
II est ne le divin enfant (Treble Chorus, Harp and Percussion), by Jackson Berkey. This arrangement compares nicely with the old Normandy hunting tune's original appearance in 6/8 meter, with a snare drum iboleroi figure. 20 pp. 4 min. Intermediate. $2.40.
Nunc dimittis (Treble Chorus, a cappella), by Jackson Berkey. This choral work offers varied tempi and notation styles relative to an eclectic mix of historic periods. The text Luke 2.29-32, is presented in both Latin and English. 12 pp. 6 min. Intermediate. $1.80.
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Male Chorus), by Jackson Berkey. Berkey's lively arrangement, with its striking treatment of the refrain, is part of a collection of Christmas hymns and carols he prepared as an anniversary gift to his wife. 8 pp. 3 min. Intermediate. $1.25.
Chamber Concerto for Organ, Winds, Percussion and Strings, by Jackson Berkey. In three movements of equal length, the concerto is written in a "Handelian" style with active interplay between the organ and the orchestral forces. 124 pp. 26 min. Difficult.
Conversations for Harp and Chamber Orchestra, by Jackson Berkey. The work is in two movements, each having short cadenzas underscored by the orchestra. The chamber orchestra consists of oboe and flute with three percussion, timpani and strings. 21 pp. Difficult.
First Noel (Mixed Chorus: Oboe, Harp), by Jackson Berkey. To the master singers conducted by Gary Schwartzhoff. 16 pp. 6 min. Intermediate. $2.10.
The Wind (Mixed Chorus: Piano, Flute), by Jackson Berkey. Commissioned and performed in honor of the installation of Northern Michigan University's president, Leslie Wong, on October 16, 2004. 16 pp. 9 min. Intermediate. $2.10. (See advertisement below.)
6639 Sutters Creek Trail
Missouri City, TX 77459
Theory Time Teacher's Edition Primer--Grade 3, by Heather Rathnau. Answers, ear training guides and teaching tips for the primer through grade three workbook. Each page is displayed giving the teacher an excellent overview of the first four workbooks in the series. 54 pp. Easy. $19.95.
Theory Time--Primer, by Heather Rathnau. A revised and updated version of the Theory Time Primer workbook (Theory Fundamentals level). 59 pp. Easy. $8.95.
Theory Time--Grade One, by Heather Rathnau. A revised and updated version of the Theory Time Grade One workbook (Theory Fundamentals level). 47 pp. Easy. $8.95.
Theory Time--Grade Two, by Heather Rathnau. A revised and updated version of the Theory Time Grade Two workbook (Theory Fundamentals level). 48 pp. Easy. $8.95.
Theory Time--Grade Four, by Heather Rathnau. A revised and updated version of the Theory Time Grade Four workbook. 60 pp. Intermediate. $8.95.
Theory Time--Grade Eight, by Heather Rathnau. A revised and updated version of the Theory Time Grade Eight workbook. 52 pp. Intermediate. $8.95.
(See advertisement on back cover.)
3 Lorimar Ln.
Rehoboth, MA 02769-1746
Home Concert Xtreme 2.0, by Frank Weinstock and George Litterst. Home Concert Xtreme shows music on the screen, follows the tempo, location and dynamics of playing, turns pages automatically and musically coordinates playback of accompaniment tracks. For Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. $99.
Classroom Maestro 1.0, by George Touchstone and George Litterst. When one plays a MIDI keyboard, Classroom Maestro shows single notes, chords, scales and hand positions using an onscreen keyboard and musical staff. Classroom Maestro is part of the Roland Home Concert Software bundle. For Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. $99.
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada AK V8T 4P4
The Private Music Instruction Manual, by Rebecca Osborn. This text is ideal for the collegiate pedagogy curriculum, as it supplies future and current independent private music educators with invaluable resources regarding establishing and maintaining a private music studio. 280 pp. $34.95.
(See advertisement on page 22.)
Trail Creek Systems
13774 W. Trail Creek Rd.
Pocatello, ID 83204
Fax (208) 233-8811
Ear Training Expedition Part 3, Version 1.0, by J. Renee Lacey. Ear Training Expedition Part 3 provides the perfect solution for syllabus exams and AP Theory Tests. Offering delightful visual presentations on harmonic progression, seventh chords, compound meters and more, ETE Part 3 is available for both Windows and Macintosh. Difficult. $79.95.
Ear Training Expedition Part 1, Version 4.0, by J. Renee Lacey and R. Von Hanks. Ear Training Expedition Part 1, recently updated to be fully compatible with Windows XP and Macintosh, presents elementary-level aural and theory concepts in a unique visual approach. Easy. $79.95.
Ear Training Expedition Part 2, Version 3.0, by J. Renee Lacey and R. Von Hanks. Ear Training Expedition Part 2, recently updated to run on Windows XP and Macintosh, continues in the same delightful format as ETE Part 1, with theory and aural instruction for intermediate-level students of all ages. Intermediate. $79.95.
Trillenium Music Company
P.O. Box 51059
Sarasota, FL 34232
Fax (941) 377-9043
Morceau de Concours, by Faure and Ghezzi. This is an expert transcription of the well-known flute piece for flute and guitar. 10 pp. 2 min. Intermediate.
October Rain, by Michael Hopkins. This is a great chamber piece for clarinet, violin and cello. It is modern, expressive and a fine concert and teaching work. 20 pp. 10 min. Intermediate.
A Treemonisha Sampler, by Joplin and Paget. This arrangement--for clarinet, three trumpets, horn, two trombones, tuba, two percussion and piano--is a masterpiece based on themes from Joplin's great opera. 20 min. Moderately difficult. Score and parts, $150.
Willis Music Company
7380 Industrial Rd.
Florence, KY 41042
Fax (513) 283-1784
Shoukei, by Naoko Ikeda. A fine resource for teaching rhythm, expression and technique by playing fun and interesting pieces. Shoukei is a wonderful tool for the piano teacher and appropriate supplement for any piano method. 19 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
More Romantic Impressions, by Randall Hartsell. Fans of Hartsell's original collection of Romantic Impressions and newcomers alike will love this addition of fantastic repertoire to help inspire students to progress to classical literature. 20 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
Teaching Little Fingers To Play Jewish Favorites, by Eric Baumgartner. Baumgartner introduces the roots of Jewish folklore to little fingers through nine early elementary piano solos. These include original verses in Yiddish and translations in English to sing and play. 23 pp. Easy. $5.95.
Teaching Little Fingers To Play Recital Pieces, by Carolyn Miller. Ten delightful early to mid-elementary piano solos, perfectly fit for piano solos. These pieces will instill confidence and joy in music making for the young. 31pp. Easy. $5.95.
Christmas Solos for the Sanctuary, by Glenda Austin. Five intermediate level piano solo arrangements include such favorites as "What Child Is This?" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." This collection will be a wonderful addition to spiritual holiday performance repertoire. 20 pp. Moderately difficult. $3.95.
Micro Meowings, by Victoria Sabo. Contains seven "cat-chy" solos for those who love pets and piano. Micro Meowings is the purr-fect recital piece and a delight to play. 20 pp. Intermediate. $3.95.
Fantasy and Fairy Tale, by Jane Trotter. Explore the mystical realm where characters from fantasy and fairy tale come to life. Give your students a great opportunity to explore and experiment with their own musical interpretation. 24 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
Candies, by Carolyn Setliff. A delicious addition to the Pianovations Big Note Series, with scrumptious titles such as "Gum Drop Hop" and "Snicker Doodle," they are sure to delight both student and teacher alike. 24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
Funky Monkey, by Eric Baumgartner. Funky Monkey is a later-elementary solo that encourages good rhythm articulation and funk. Students can play and learn musical skills at the same time. Intermediate. $1.95. March Majestic, by Eric Baumgartner. March Majestic is another later-elementary solo that is composed as an exposure for students to the classical style, emphasizing dynamic expression and control. Intermediate. $1.95.
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