Directory of new music and instructional materials.
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Remembering, by Mary Ann Parker. This is a set of five pieces for solo piano. Pieces are contrasting in style and mood, appealing to the more mature, late intermediate student. 16 pp. Intermediate. $5.
A Day at the Beach, by Mary Ann Parker. This set of pieces with appealing titles is for younger students and lies well under the hand with good contrast of tempo. 11 pp. Easy. $5.
A Collection of Favorites--A, by Mary Ann Parker. This set of seven studio favorites presents necessary technical skills imbedded in well-written repertoire pieces. 18 pp. Easy. $5.
A Collection of Favorites--B, by Mary Ann Parker. This set of eight pieces includes three for left hand alone, with a good mix of tempi and style. Intermediate. $5.
My Violin Book, by Mary Ann Parker. The fourteen pieces in this collection are all open-string and first position, designed to enable the beginning student to sound good from the start. Each is enhanced by piano accompaniment (available on cassette). Easy. 23 pp. and 14 pp. Set of two books, $10; parts, $5; cassette, $5.
Sight Player--A, by Mary Ann Parker. A book of one-line sight-playing exercises, covering C, G and F major, A- and D-minor five-finger patterns and thumbs on middle C. A few eighth notes (no eighth-note rests) are used. 28 pp. Easy. $5.
Alfred Publishing Inc.
16320 Roscoe Blvd., Ste. 100 Van Nuys, CA 91410 (818) 891-5999 or (818) 892-2452 (customer service) Fax (818) 892-9239 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alfred.com Free catalog available.
Top Hits/Solo Books (Book and CD), Levels 1A-4, by Sharon Aaronson, Dennis Alexander, Christine H. Barden, Tom Gerou, Martha Mier and George Peter Tingley; MIDI orchestrations by Greg Plumblee. Quality full-length CD recordings of featured pop music titles are now available with each book. Students will play right along with a professional-sounding band. This is a sure way to make practicing more fun for students and piano lessons more rewarding. Published by Hal Leonard Corporation Exclusively distributed by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. 24-32 pp. Intermediate. $16.95 each.
Music for Little Mozarts: Music Recital Book, Books 1 and 2, by Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster. Motivational music reinforces performance concepts introduced in the Music Lesson Books of this series, including an all-new story about Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and the Magical Music Book. It also provides extra material for students who move quickly in group lessons. Book 1, 24 pp.; Book 2, 32 pp. Easy. Book 1, $5.95; Book 2, $6.95.
The First Book for Pianist Series: Bach; Beethoven; Chopin; Mozart (Book and CD), by Willard A. Palmer. A scholarly series from the Alfred Masterwork Library, this contains the most accessible works of the great composers packaged with a professional CD recording of each title in the book. Works are presented in their original form. 24 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Alfred's Basic Piano Library: Patriotic Books, Levels 1A-2, by Dennis Alexander, Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster. These books correlate with the grade levels used in Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Books. Easy-to-master arrangements of popular and classic patriotic melodies are featured with lyrics. 16-24 pp. Easy. $5.95 each.
Essential Keyboard Duets, Volumes 1 and 2, by Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster. Offering a variety of repertoire originally written for the piano duet medium, these volumes have pieces spanning from classical to modern. Many contain primo and secondo parts of equal difficulty. More than sixty duets, with brief biographies of the composers, are in each volume. Intermediate. 160 pp. $15.95 each.
Greatest Hits for Adults, Books 1 and 2 (Book and CD), by Sharon Aaronson, Dennis Alexander, Christine H. Barden, Tom Gerou, Martha Mier and George Peter Tingley; MIDI orchestrations by Greg Plumbee. These fresh arrangements of popular tunes are specifically for the adult student. Quality full-length disc recordings of featured titles are available with each book. Correlated page-by-page with the popular Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, titles come from Broadway, movies, television and popular standards. Published by Hal Leonard Corporation Exclusively distributed by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. 48 pp. Intermediate. $17.95.
Major Scale Picture Workbook, by Glenna Battson. This visual approach to learning major scale patters includes a scale picture dictionary for quick reference. Students follow a worksheet format designed to help them discover, then remember, scale notes and fingerings. It also is great for students needing a fresh approach to reviewing scales. 40 pp. Intermediate. $7.50.
Burgmuller, Czerny and Hannon, by Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield. This book contains the most popular and useful etudes of these composers, placed in an order to provide a step-by-step approach to building a secure technique, resulting in solid musicianship. Each unit is organized according to difficulty and emphasizes different aspects of technique and musicianship. 64 pp. Intermediate. $8.95.
24 Character Preludes, by Dennis Alexander. This collection of preludes, in all major and minor keys, contains a wealth of pedagogical challenges. This is excellent preparatory repertoire for the more complex character pieces of the great masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 40 pp. Moderately difficult. Book only, $7.50; book and CD, $17.50. (See advertisement on page 7.)
ALRY Publications, Etc., Inc.
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Toot Suite, by Klaus G. Roy. This short, three-movement unaccompanied work was written for the composer's granddaughter when she was 12 and taking flute lessons, and it is perfect for students. 1 min., 30 sec. Easy. $4.
Mokingbird Variations, by Keith Pettway. Based on the old song Listen to the Mockingbird, this set of variations includes bits of parodies with musical quotations from well-known works. 4 min., 10 sec. Moderately difficult. $11.
Fun Stuff for Two Flutes, by Marc Mir. Each of these pieces is its own story and may be played separately or as a group. These very clever duets should be performed playfully. 2 min.; 1 min., 50 sec.; 1 min., 20 sec. Intermediate. $7.
Two to Tango, by Ira-Paul Schwarz. A tribute to James and Jeanne Galway, this caprice is based on the folk song Lightly Row. After a straightforward introduction, the melody reverts to the style of a tango. 2 min., 30 sec. Moderately difficult. $7.
La Follia Variations, Op. 5, No. 12, arranged by David Heywood. This arrangement of Corelli's violin work preserves the original melody and bass lines and adds a third melodic line for C flute, alto or bass. 7 min. Intermediate. $12.
Finale from Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4, arranged by J. W. Downs. The fourth movement of this Haydn string quartet is beautifully arranged for flute quartet. Optional alto and bass flute parts are included. 7 min., 30 sec. Moderately difficult. $15.
Jeanie, with the Light Brown Hair, arranged by David Heywood. Stephen Foster's familiar melody is richly harmonized for four C flutes or two C flutes, alto and bass. 2 min. Easy. $7.
Symphony No. 4, arranged by Martin Melicharek III. This arrangement from William Boyce's Eight Symphonies in Eight Parts works for flute choirs of all ages. It is scored for five parts, with optional alto and bass flutes. 5 min., 45 sec. Intermediate. $13.50.
American Patriotic Music, arranged by Phyllis Avidan Louke. This collection of thirteen patriotic pieces can be played as a duet, trio, quartet or full flute choir. Descants and complete songsheet with lyrics are included. 1 min., 30 sec. each. Intermediate. $24.
The Art of the Fugue, arranged by Stephen Pollock. For saxophone quartet (SATB), these four contrapuncti, originally by J. S. Bach, are in Bach's original keys and lie perfectly within the range of the four saxophones. 9 min. Intermediate. $17.
Amy R. Laurence Music
P.O. Box 426 Dublin, OH 43017-0426 Phone/Fax (614) 764-2775 firstname.lastname@example.org www.amyrlaurence.com Free catalog available.
Assembly of the Dead, by Amy Rebecca Laurence. This is the prize-winning entry of the 2002 National Piano Guild International Composition Contest Teacher's Division. It contains program notes and a translation of themes and motives. "Fascinating and well-written," says David Karp. 2 min., 15 sec. Difficult. $7.95. Parables: A Short Sacred Operetta in Three Acts, by Amy Rebeccat Laurence. This was written to be performed by the youth choir at Northwest Chapel in Dublin, Ohio. Characters include disciples, Jesus, Isaiah, Seraphim and the voice of God. It has a Gilbert and Sullivan feel with a touch of gospel rap. 12 min. Moderately difficult.
Once to Every Man and Nation, by Amy Rebecca Laurence. This is an arrangement of Thomas J. Williams's Ebenezer, also known as 0 the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus. Fleeting and powerful, this piece covers the full keyboard and may be performed for worship and recital. 3 min. Difficult. $4.95.
Blue Marble LLC
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Classical Explorer, by Blue Marble, John Heiss and Joel Sachs. Two legendary music teachers from The Juilliard School and New England Conservatory of Music bring you this swift introduction to classical music. These teachers have selected the finest recordings of the signature works of the great composers. This beautifully illustrated book is accompanied by two CDs, running approximately 2 hours, 10 min. 56 pp. Easy. $19.95.
Bonnie's Arpeggios Plus
2412 W. 4900 S. Roy, UT 84067 (801) 825-9192 firstname.lastname@example.org www.myplanet.net/bonnies9192 Free catalog available.
Practice Incentive Games, by Bonnie Slaughter. Looking for ways to increase your students' practice time? Teachers, parents and students will love this set of six motivational games/charts that promote practicing at home with any instrument. $9.95.
Brichtmark Music, Inc.
200 E. 27th St., #10V New York, NY 10016 (212) 685-9048 Brichtmark@aol.com
Music Engraving Today: The Art and Practice of Notesetting in the Digital Age, by Steven Powell. The author presents the rules of standard engraving and how to achieve fine, clear, musical results with note-setting software. There are quizzes, tips and hundreds of musical examples. 256 pp. Intermediate. $29.95.
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2002-2003 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book, by Larry Fine. This is the annual update to The Piano Book by Larry Fine, featuring current price information for more than 2,500 models of new pianos, as well as changes to the manufacturer and product information in the main book. 100 pp. Easy. $14.95.
C.F. Peters Corporation
70-30 80th St. Glendale, NY 11385 (718) 416-7800 Fax (718) 416-7805 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cfpeters-ny.com Free catalog available.
Guildhall Grade 8 Piano Anthology. This collection contains examination pieces from the piano syllabus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. This collection includes pieces by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Debussy, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Intermediate. $13.95.
Trombone Alone, edited by David Amram. Written by trombonist David Loucky in 1996, this piece contains two movements. The first movement, Arietta, has a contemporary feeling and flows with a simple, song-like quality, Variations on a Theme for the 21st Century, the second movement, contains three variations, one of which is in the blues style. 6 min. Moderately difficult. $6.50.
Right@Sight, Volumes 1-8, by T. A. Johnson; revised by Caroline Evans. This new series is based on musical material from T. A. Johnson's celebrated Read and Play piano sight-reading series. Using an entirely new presentation, Caroline Evans brings a refreshingly direct approach to the development of this vital musical skill. Each exercise takes as its starting point, TRaK--Time, Rhythm and Key. Helpful and imaginative guidance encourages students to meet the various practical and interpretative challenges introduced in each new piece. Easy to moderately difficult. Vol. 1-3, $6.95 each; Vol. 4-5, $7.95 each; Vol. 6-8, $8.95 each.
Dome epais (Flower Duet from Lakme), by Leo Delibes. This is the famous opening duet from Delibes's Lakme, an opera centered around the clash between a father's love for his daughter and the love his daughter has for an officer from the invading British army. This edition by Roger Nichols includes a translation, critical commentary and a pronunciation guide. Moderately difficult. $5.95.
The Art of Auditioning--A Handbook for Singers, Accompanists and Coaches, by Anthony Legge. This book is essential reading for every aspiring and professional singer. It contains authoritative advice on how to approach and prepare for auditions, a directory of more than 200 recommended audition arias, an extensive index of operatic arias--listed by composer and voice type--and comprehensive contact information for opera companies, opera agents, festivals and competitions. 216 pp. $14.95.
String Quartets, Op. 20, by F. J. Haydn. The distinguished musician and scholar Simon Rowland-Jones prepared this new Urtext edition of the six string quartets in Haydn's Opus 20. It features a score and parts, performing notes, critical commentary, superb quality printing and sensible page turns. Difficult. $45.
The Peters Edition Vocal Guide (CDROM), by Brandon Velarde. Available in user-friendly CD-ROM format, this is an exhaustive resource of information designed to assist and encourage innovative program planning by singers, teachers, accompanists and artistic directors. Users can customize searches in the following categories: composer, title of song or aria, poet, date of composition and Peters Edition volume. $18.95.
Sonatas, Op. 1, by Giovanni Zamboni. This edition contains eleven sonatas by the eighteenth-century composer Giovanni Zamboni. These pieces are well suited for the guitar and give an understanding of the stylistic aspects and performance practices of guitar playing during the composer's time. Difficult. $19.95.
French Operatic Arias for Bass, selected and edited by Roger Nichols. In selecting these arias, Roger Nichols writes that he has struck a balance between war horses and the relatively unknown, and between arias that singers might well be asked to sing on stage and those that seem likely to be restricted to concert or recital performance. This volume contains twenty arias, critical commentary, English translation for each piece and a pronunciation Guide. Difficult. $24.95.
The Sephardic Songbook, edited by Aron Saltiel and Joshua Horowitz. In recent years Klezmer music has achieved special popularity. It is not widely known, however, that besides this purely instrumental style, there also exists an independent vocal form of traditional Jewish music, the songs of the Sephardic Jews. With its musical transcription, trilingual song texts and explanations, The Sephardic Songbook offers interested singers a representative body of fifty-one melodies from the Judeo-Spanish tradition. Intermediate to moderately difficult. $16.95.
Carl Fischer LLC
65 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012 (212) 777-0900 Fax (212) 477-6996 email@example.com www.carlfischer.com Free catalog available.
Meanwhile, Back in the Enchanted Forest for Piano, by John Robert Poe. This book contains twelve imaginative pieces for early-level pianists by a master of piano writing for young people. 16 pp. Easy. $6.95.
Three Sonatinas for Piano, by John Robert Poe. These three gracious pieces are a great way to introduce young players to the basics of multi-movement sonata style. 16 pp. Easy. $5.95.
Hoops! for Piano Solo, by Mary Sallee. Seven rhythmically charged pieces for intermediate players are built around the excitement generated by America's favorite winter sport. 16 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
Wanda's World for Piano Solo, by Mary Sallee. A day in the life of a beloved cat is the inspiration for this set of seven colorful pieces. 16 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
Playland for Piano Solo, by Elissa Oppenheim Schreiner. Designed to inspire students to add expression and feeling to their music making, these pieces chronicle a day at the amusement park. 16 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
An American Calendar, by Eleonor Bindman-Auer. Keyed to a representative event or holiday for each month of the year these pieces pose technical challenges for young players, as well as being fun to play. 32 pp. Intermediate. $7.95.
Odyssey for Piano, by Ted Cooper. This is a varied and musically sophisticated set of pieces, designed to engage the mind and fingers of early-intermediate level players. 16 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Six Lyric Pieces for Piano, by Ted Cooper. Imagination, melodic freshness and a flair for contemporary harmony characterize the sketches in this book from an exciting young composer. 16 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Howard Hanson--Early Piano Music, by Howard Hanson. This book contains wonderful recital material by a major American composer, composed during his early years as an apprentice-composer. 40 pp. Moderately difficult. $14.95
Waltz in A Flat, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) and Tango (Albeniz), by Johannes Brahms and Isaac Albeniz; arranged for two pianos, eight hands by Laura Spitzer. These two classic piano pieces are arranged so the rich writing of the originals can be experienced collectively by younger, intermediate players. 5 min. each. Intermediate. $5.95.
Casa de la Musica, Inc.
2901 Metro Dr., Ste. 228 Bloomington, MN 55425 (952) 851-8872 Fax (952) 851-8869 firstname.lastname@example.org www.casamusica.com Online catalog available.
TimeSig 2002, by Jerry Iverson, Ari Kaplan and Mary Lou Iverson. This significant upgrade to TimeSig 2000, for PC only, features e-mail statements, the ability to export data into Quicken and other file formats, a new student profile and sorting data. Major upgrades have been made to the help section. Use for festivals, contests and auditions to keep track of judges, students, times, rooms, repertoire, length of performance time and outcome. The program maintains a database from year to year or term to term. Easy. $119.95.
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The Classic John Klemmer Songbook, by John Klemmer. Music innovator, composer and saxophonist John Klemmer is credited with paving the way for the smooth jazz and new age genres. This unique book and CD contain recorded tunes of his hit MCA records. 120 pp. Intermediate. $24.96.
Tango Solos for Saxophone, by Jorge polanuer. A CD allows students to play along with Argentinian author, saxophonist, composer and teacher Jorge Polanuer. Twelve great tunes feature full recordings of Jorge and his quartet, as well as accompaniment-only tracks for tenor and alto. 100 pp. Moderately difficult. $17.95.
Surf Guitar, by Dave Celentano. This book/CD package gives you all the tools to play surf guitar: techniques, equipment, concepts and even surf slang. CD includes play-along tracks with the surf group The Torquays. 120 pp. Moderately difficult. $22.95.
Improv for Violinists, by John Henry Gates. This book/CD package helps violinists increase their versatility and improvisation skills, song forms and harmonic structure. The CD demonstrates various styles in several keys, plus offers tracks for practicing. 120 pp. Intermediate. $19.95.
5-String Banjo Natural Style, by Ron Middlebrook. This book/CD package features ten easy, ten intermediate and ten difficult arrangements of the most popular bluegrass banjo songs. 80 pp. Intermediate. $17.95.
Sacred Music Companion Fact Book, by Dale V. Nobbman. This book features arrangements of more than ninety favorite traditional hymns and gospel songs, arranged chronologically. Extra information provides background notes on the song, its historical setting and author and composer biographical information. Easy. 120 pp. $17.95.
Dover Publications, Inc.
31 E. 2nd St. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 294-7000 Fax (516) 294-7455 firstname.lastname@example.org wwwdoverpublications.com Free catalog available.
Guide to Chamber Music: Third, Corrected Edition, by Melvin Berger. This authoritative guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces by fifty-five composers. This book is a must for music lovers and musicians alike. 480 pp. 5; 18.95.
Negro Folk-Songs: The Hampton Series, Books I-IV, Complete, by Natalie Curtis Burlin. This authentic record of traditional plantation songs features nineteen transcriptions of spirituals, work songs and play songs scored for male quartet--from Go Down, Moses to Cott'n-pickin' Song. 176 pp. $12.95.
Masterpieces of Music Before 1750: An Anthology of Musical Examples from Gregorian Chant to J. S. Bach, compiled and edited by Carl Parrish and John F. Ohl. Outstanding musical examples--chants, motets, madrigals and more--illustrate the course of musical style from the early Middle Ages to the mid-eighteenth century. 256 pp. $14.95.
Civil War Songs anti Ballads for Guitar, compiled, edited and arranged by Jerry Silverman. Forty-one favorites include, among others, Marching Through Georgia, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Tenting on the Old Camp Grout, id and When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Easy to intermediate. 160 pp. $12.95.
Playing the Harpsichord, by Howard Schott. This practical manual and authoritative history provides the essentials of performance practice and musical style, with advice on mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm, tempo and more. 240 pp. $10.95
Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent, by Natalie Curtis. This book features authentic regional songs and sayings from the Ndau tribe of Portuguese East Africa and the Zulus of South Africa: labor chants, dances, laments, songs of war and love, proverbs, legends and fables. 208 pp. $14.95 (tentative).
Electronic Courseware Systems, Inc.
1713 S. State St. Champaign, IL 61820 (800) 832-4965 Fax (217) 359-6578 email@example.com www.ecsmedia.com Free catalog available.
TimeSketch Editor 4.0.4, by ECS Media. This terrific software tool to design unique, teacher-developed listening lessons allows teachers to create visual thematic analysis of music using any audio CD, MP3, MIDI, .way or .aif files. Intermediate. $99.95.
Challenge Musicus 2.5 (Win)/3.0 (Mac), by Joseph E. Koob. This is a new upgrade of the popular rhythmic meter recognition game. Rests are introduced, as well as 9/8, 12/8 and 7/4 meters. Intermediate. $29.95.
Tap It II 3.0 (Win)/4.1 (Mac), by G. David Peters. This upgraded version of the original Tap It II program offers cosmetic changes throughout the program. Basic content remains constant with tapping drills; however, it may be used with or without MIDI. Moderately difficult. $39.95.
Keyboard Chords 3.0 (Win)/3.3 (Mac), by G. David Peters. An updated version of this popular title offers MIDI as an option, and users can enter the tutorial section on major, minor diminished and augmented chords, a chord spelling drill, a keyboard drill and a final test. Full record keeping is included. Intermediate. $79.95.
Echos 3.0 (Win), by Reid Alexander and JoEllen DeVilbiss. A new upgrade release, this program focuses on strengthening sight-reading skills and note-reading accuracy for ages 6 to 12. Easy. $79.95.
Note Speller 3.0 (Win)/4.7 (Mac), by Lolita Walker Gilkes. The newest upgrade of this ECS bestseller offers MIDI as an option for answering questions. Upper/lower ledger lines, as well as clef, may be selected to customize the games for each student. Easy. $39.95
Clef Notes 3.0 (Win)/3.5 (Mac), by G. David Peters. The newest version of this program continues to assist students in identifying single notes as they are placed on the staff. It includes complete record keeping. Easy. $39.95.
eMedia Music Corporation
644 N.E. Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98105 (888) 363-3424 Fax (206) 329-0235 firstname.lastname@example.org www.emediamusic.com Free catalog available. Special educational pricing is available through eMedia. Contact Dalton Davis at the number above.
eMedia Guitar Method 1, by eMedia Music Corp. This CD-ROM method offers a well-crafted lesson plan, systematically building skills. Lessons range from stringing and tuning to playing chords, melodies and fingerpicking. It is integrated into school and college classes and is appropriate for kids and adults. Vol. 1, Version 2. Easy. $59.95. (Special educational pricing available.)
eMedia Guitar Songs, by eMedia Music Corp. This CD-ROM method makes learning famous songs easy for all skill levels. More than twenty song-based lessons include full lead and rhythm parts. It provides a fun challenge for students, kids through adults. Vol. 1, Version 2. Intermediate. $29.95. (Special educational pricing available.)
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Superduets--Duets with a Difference for Beginner Cellists (Volumes 1 and 2), by Mary Cohen. This is wonderful, new original repertoire for beginning cellists. These pieces encourage rhythmic confidence and listening skills, exploring a wide range of techniques, sound effects and movements. Easy. $5.95.
Dance Duets--7 Easy Original Pieces for Two Violins, by Mary Cohen. This book includes fun-to-play dances from around the world, including the tarantella, rumba, waltz and polka. This excellent young concert material offers a range of technical challenges, including pizzicato, double-stopping and leggiero bowing. Easy. $5.95.
Really Easy Jazzin' About--Fun Pieces for Piano or Keyboard, by Pam Wedgewood. This book contains a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailored for the absolute beginner. Take a break from the classics and get into a jazzy groove. Easy. $7.95.
French Romantic Repertoire (Levels 1 and 2), selected and edited by Stephen Coombs. Pianists are transported to a fascinating world of charm and sophistication. Book 1 features intermediate solos by French masters such as Debussy, Delibes, Massenet, Godard, Chausson and others. Book 2 includes more advanced solos by Massenet, Saint-Saens, Lekeu, Boulenger and more, Intermediate. $8.95.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
19 Union Square W. New York, NY 10003 (212) 741-6900 Fax (212) 633-2427 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fsgbooks.com Free catalog available.
What Charlie Heard, by Mordicai Gerstein. This picture book, for ages 4 to 8, introduces young children to revolutionary and extraordinary composer Charles Ives. 40 pp. $17.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Inc.
P.O. Box 2053 Princeton, NJ 08543 (800) 275-5126 Fax (609) 275-3767 email@example.com www.films.com Free catalog available.
Chinese Cracker: The Making of The Peony Pavillion (11982). This program follows director Chen Shi-Zheng and the Shanghai Kunju Opera Troupe in their monumental effort of staging the nineteen-hour epic, an event that hadn't occurred in four centuries. Moderately difficult. 53 min. $149.95 sale price; $75 rental fee.
Harmonics: The Innovators of Classical Music (29996). This ten-part series tells the stories of composers who changed the way music is made: Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Mahler, Debussy and Schoenberg. Intermediate. 28 min. each. $129.95 sale price; $75 rental fee.
The Abduction from the Seraglio: Mozart in Turkey (11865). This program, winner of a Golden Rembrandt award, combines key scenes from Mozart's The Abduction of the Seraglio with a documentary about the process of rehearsing the production. Moderately difficult. 88 min. $149.95 sale price; $75 rental fee.
Fanfare for America: The Composer Aaron Copland (11981). This documentary presents an artful blending of the life and music of Aaron Copland. Intermediate. 59 min. $149.94 sale price; $75 rental fee.
Jazz Heroes: Monk, Ella, and Dizzy (12114). This three-part series celebrates the music of three jazz legends whose life stories form a vivid account of musical trends in the post-war, modern jazz era. Moderately difficult. 30 min. each part. $89.95 sale price; $75 rental fee.
The FJH Music Company, Inc.
2525 Davie Rd., Ste. 360 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317 (954) 382-6061 Fax (954) 382-3073 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fjhmusic.com Free catalog available.
Adult Piano Adventures, Book 1, by Nancy and Randall Faber. This comprehensive, all-in-one book for adult beginners includes lessons, solos, technique and theory in a single volume for ease of use. Book 1 presents the fundamentals of music notation, chord playing and musical form--all through engaging music chosen specifically for the adult. Each unit includes a three-minute technique page to develop finger dexterity and a Music Theory page to develop understanding of rhythm and harmony. 176 pp. Easy. $14.95.
Focus on Melody, Volume 2, by Victoria McArthur and Suzanne W. Guy. The second installment of this exceptional piano literature series continues to strengthen a student's ability to find and project melody. The music represents a variety of keys, tempi, meters and styles. It includes technical exercises for melodic expression, descriptive summaries for each piece and composer biographies. 96 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Expressive Etudes, Book One, by Suzanne W. Guy. Compiled to provide students with a progressive program for technical development, this first book contains twenty-one classic elementary studies carefully chosen for their pedagogical merit as well as their lyrical beauty. This is a choice series for both teacher and student libraries. 28 pp. Easy. $4.95.
Schmitt Preparatory Exercises, by Victoria McArthur. These classic, technical exercises of the nineteenth century cultivate good technique. Written in a wide range of topics from five-finger patterns to scales and arpeggios in both major and minor keys, these studies are perfect for developing pianists. 40 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Piano Adventures Popular Repertoire Level 4, by Nancy and Randall Faber. The Popular Repertoire books combine popular hits with imaginative Activity Pages that explore rhythm, note reading and theory fundamentals. Level 4 includes: Ashokan Farewell; Change the World (recorded by Eric Clapton); The Greatest Love of All (recorded by Whittney Houston); If you Believe (recorded by Jim Brickman); I Will Remember You (recorded by Sarah McLachlan); Jurassic Park (Theme from); Mr. Bojangles, New York, New York (Theme from) (recorded by Frank Sinatra); and The Way It Is (recorded by Bruce Hornsby). 48 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
The Developing Artist, Piano Literature Book 4, by Nancy and Randall Faber. This is a collection of authentic keyboard literature for the late-intermediate pianist. The book consists of carefully selected repertoire from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods. Historical text on the major periods of music history is presented at the beginning of the book. Highlights from this outstanding collection include Bourree in E Minor (from Suite in E Minor for Lute) by Bach; Fur Elise by Beethoven; Waltz in A Minor by Chopin; and Winter Painting by Nancy Faber. This series complements The Developing Artist Piano Sonatinas Books 1-4. 128 pp. Moderately difficult. $12.95.
The Best of Timothy Brown, Book 1, by Timothy Brown. This outstanding collection includes some of Timothy Brown's most-requested and best-loved music for solo piano. Contents include The Evening Star, Mystic Prelude, The Clock Sonatina, Melody Cantabile, Russian Soldier's Story and Farewell to Ireland. 24 pp. Intermediate. $5.50.
Expressive Etudes, Book Two, by Suzanne W. Guy. Book Two of this comprehensive series of piano etudes includes late-elementary pieces that can be introduced during the second level of any piano method. They provide an excellent resource for students who need additional reinforcement in technique. Suitable for all pianists, these etudes can serve equally well as performance repertoire. 32 pp. Easy. $6.50.
My World in Motion, Book 1, by Elizabeth W. Greenleaf. This original collection of eight charming songs portrays a myriad of delightful childhood scenes. Students will especially love the accessibility of these five-finger melodies. Wonderful teacher duets are provided to encourage inspired ensemble playing. 20 pp. Easy. $4.95.
My World in Motion, Book 2, by Elizabeth W. Greeenleaf. Book 2 of this imaginative series features seven lively solos for the elementary pianist. These colorful pieces portray delightful scenes, from The Big Parade to A Nonsense Tango. Students will love setting their fingers in motion to these inspired melodies. 16 pp. Easy. $4.50
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You've Got Rhythm: Read Music Better by Feeling the Beat, by Anna Dembska and Joan Harkness. You've Got Rhythm is a complete rhythm-reading method for adults and children. Simple hand gestures paired with humorous and entertaining lyrics help students gain a comprehensive understanding of meter and rhythm. 126 pp. $27.95.
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Celebrate Piano! Recital Pieces for the Beginning Pianist. Enjoy this extraordinary collection of thirteen elementary pieces by Stephen Chatman, Anne Crosby, Pierre Gallant, Mark Mrozinski, Linda Niamath, Susan Ogilvy, Elvina Pearce and Dale Reubart. 24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
Preludes for Piano, Books 1, 2 and 3, by Stephen Chatman. A popular composer in the Celebration Series, The Piano Odyssey, Stephen Chatman engages students' imaginations with creative character pieces while developing technique. 16 pp. Intermediate. $4.50.
Rise and Shine, by Anne Crosby. Six engaging pieces are interspersed with activity pages designed to reinforce the basic concepts learned in any beginner method. The corresponding exercises focus on note and interval reading, rhythm and composing. 24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
In the Mermaid's Garden, by Anne Crosby. Each piece will engage the imagination of the student while emphasizing the importance of phrasing and articulation. 16 pp. Intermediate. $4.50.
Safari Suite, by Lorna Paterson. For students who need to work on voicing, hand coordination, balancing staccato and legato phrasing and tone control, this book features animal illustrations and descriptions for background reference. 16 pp. Intermediate. $4.50.
Beyond Boundaries, by Samuel Wellman. Sixteen pieces reflect elements of contemporary music with non-triadic harmonies, asymmetrical and changing meters, modes, dissonance, unusual phrase lengths, a wide range of keys and experiments with pedaling. 24 pp. Intermediate. $5.50.
Intermediate Harmony, by Grace Vandendool. An effective workbook to prepare students for harmony examinations, it includes lessons on secondary dominants, voice leading, harmonization of chorales, setting chorale texts, figured bases and structural analysis. An answer book is available. 208 pp. Moderately difficult. $27.50.
Exploring Music Harmony: A Guided Approach, Volume I: Baroque to the Modern Era, by Janet Lopinski, Joe Ringhofer and Peteris Zarins. An interactive three-volume series, these books help students study music history and prepare for history examinations. 192 pp. Moderately difficult. $27.50.
Four Star (revised series), by Boris Berlin, Andrew Markow and Scott McBride Smith. Corresponding to the levels of the Celebration Series, The Piano Odyssey, these books are excellent sight-reading exercises, ear tests and writing exercises for students and teachers. Pages vary. Price TBA.
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Lead Yourself to Music: Composers Series (Vol. 7: Mendelssohn) for Piano, by Susan Cheung. The best of Mendelssohn comprises this collection, including eight arrangements from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Songs Without Words, Fantasy and Piano Concerto. All selections are ideal for study and recital. 14 pp. Easy. $3.95.
Lead Yourself to Music: Style and Form Series (Vol. 7: Ballet) for Piano, by Susan Cheung. This collection features eight famous, romantic, classical ballets from each of Adam, Delibes, Drigo, Glazunov, Lalo, Messager, Minkus and Tchaikovsky All key signatures stay within a single sharp or flat. 14 pp. Easy. $3.95.
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Quick Reference Guide for Lead Sheet Playing (Method Book), by Gary Rosato. This spiral-bound method book is easy to use. Teach and play from any fake book instantly, using 720 examples to match any melody note to any chord. This book is very useful for teaching piano, organ, composition and arranging (instrumental and vocal). 42 pp. Easy to intermediate. $14.95, plus $4 shipping.
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Second Sonata, Op. 60, for Flute and Piano, by Louis Moyse. Renowned master teacher, performer and composer Louis Moyse gives this new work a varying array of character by drawing on many compositional styles. This is a valuable teaching composition, as well as an enjoyable recital piece. Intermediate. $14.95.
North and South (Six Poems of Elizabeth Bishop) for voice and piano, by John Harbison. John Harbison blends his musical voice with the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop to form a work that gives the impression of a poet/composer collaboration, rather than just a setting of text to music. This is perfect material for advancing students to program on recitals. Moderately difficult. $12.95.
Dance No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1925), by Aram Khachaturian. Published for the first time, this gem for violin and piano can be used as recital material or for pure playing enjoyment. It is important new literature by one of the most famous contemporary Russian composers. Moderately difficult. $9.95.
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Latin Violin: How to Play Salsa, Charanga, and Latin Jazz Violin, by Sam Bardfeld. This book, illustrated with many photos, is the first study of Latin violin in the salsa and Afro-Cuban tradition. It is accompanied by a CD. 105 pp. Moderately difficult. $24.95.
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Viola Fiddling Tune Book CD, by Deborah Greenblatt. This CD features all twenty-seven tunes from The Viola Fiddling Tune Book--hoedowns, polkas, jigs, waltzes and rags arranged for viola, with an optional viola harmony part, and rhythm guitar. 60 min. Intermediate. $10.
Polka String Quartets, by Deborah Greenblatt. Each spiral-bound collection contains some well-known polkas, as well as tunes from the Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Nebraska. Songs include Chihuahua, Clarinet Polka, Dennis Murphey's Polka and On Two Feet Polka. 30 min. Intermediate. $7.50, score; $20, set of parts.
Polka String Trios, by Deborah Greenblatt. Each spiral-bound collection contains some well-known polkas, as well as tunes from the Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Nebraska. Songs include Chihuahua, Clarinet Polka, Dennis Murphey's Polka and On Two Feet Polka. 30 min. Intermediate. $7.50, score; $15, set of parts.
Polka Recorder Quartets, by Deborah Greenblatt. Each spiral-bound collection contains some well-known polkas, as well as tunes from the Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Nebraska. Songs include Chihuahua, Clarinet Polka, Dennis Murphey's Polka and On Two Feet Polka. 30 min. Intermediate. $7.50, score; $20, set of parts.
Polka Recorder Trios, by Deborah Greenblatt. Each spiral-bound collection contains some well-known polkas, as well as tunes from the Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Nebraska. Songs include Chihuahua, Clarinet Polka, Dennis Murphey's Polka and On Two Feet Polka. 30 min. Intermediate. $7.50, score; $15, set of parts.
Harmonica Helper, by David Seay and Deborah Greenblatt. Melodies are written in traditional musical notation, with numbers and letters indicating the air direction and which hole on the harmonics is to be used. Songs include Dark Island and Wildwood Flower. 30 min. Easy to intermediate. $10.
Tinwhistle Tutor, by David Seay and Deborah Greenblatt. Melodies are written in traditional musical notation, with numbers indicating which holes are to be covered. Songs include Ida Reel Boil Them Cabbage, Arkansas Traveller, Cindy, Pig Ankle Rag and Temperence Reel. 30 min. Easy to intermediate. $10.
Piano Fiddling Tune Book, by Julie Bunderson. Twenty-seven hoedowns, polkas, jigs, waltzes and rags are arranged for solo piano. Songs include Banish Misfortune, Fiddler's Waltz, Miller, Ragtime Annie, Barefoot Fiddler, Dark Island, Karapiet and Smash the Windows. 60 min. Intermediate. $15.
Tango String Quartets, by Deborah Greenblatt. Enjoy these seven original Greenblatt & Seay creations, with optional lyrics and improvisation opportunities. Songs include Acapella in Alcapulco, Always Listening, Banana Boy, Bar 5, Fixin' the Furnace, Lines and Spaces and Quack-Off. Intermediate. $12, score; $27, set of parts.
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Hanon for the Developing Pianist, edited by Margaret Otwell, Carol Klose and Jennifer Linn; orchestrations by Phillip Keveren. Drawing on the original G. Schirmer edition, this new edition was created with today's developing pianist in mind. This fresh look at Hanon's popular studies features shortened exercises written in eighth notes, student worksheets, orchestrated CD and MIDI accompaniments, historical facts and chromatic-scale exercises. 48 pp. Intermediate. $5.95 for book only; $9.95 for book and CD or book and MIDI.
Traditional Hymns, Levels 1-5, arranged by Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren and Mona Rejino; edited by Margaret Otwell; orchestrations by Phillip Keveren. Students will enjoy these favorite traditional hymns, carefully graded and arranged for elementary- through intermediate-level piano. Lyrics are included for all hymns, and Levels 1-3 have optional teacher accompaniments. Instrumental accompaniments are available on CD or MIDI. Level 1, 16 pp.; Level 2, 24 pp., Level 3, 32 pp., Level 4, 40 pp., Level 5, 48 pp. $5.95 each for Level 1 and 2; $6.95 each for Levels 3-5; $10.95 each for book and CD (all levels); $12.95 each for book and MIDI (all levels).
More Popular Piano Solos, Levels 1-5, arranged by Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren and Mona Rejino; edited by Margaret Otwell; orchestrations by Phillip Keveren. Featuring favorite songs students know and love, these books contain carefully graded arrangements for piano solo with great teacher accompaniments. Lyrics are included, and instrumental accompaniments are available on CD or MIDI. Level 1 and 2, 24 pp. each; Level 3, 32 pp.; Level 4, 40 pp.; Level 5, 48 pp. $5.95 each for Level 1 and 2; $6.95 each for Levels 3-5; $10.95 each for book and CD (all levels); $12.95 each for book and MIDI (all levels).
God Bless America and Other Patriotic Piano Solos, Levels 1-5, and Duets, Levels 3-5, arranged by Rosemary Barrett Byers, Bruce Berr, Matthew Edwards, Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren, Carol Klose, Jennifer Linn, Mona Rejino, Mike Springer and Christos Tsitsaros; edited by Margaret Otwell. Celebrate the American spirit with America's best-loved patriotic songs, carfully graded and arranged for solo piano (Levels 1-5) and for one-piano/four-hand duets (Levels 3-5). Each collection features Irving Berlin's classic, "God Bless America," and other stirring favorites. Solo books, 24 pp. each; duet books, 40 pp. each. $5.95 each for solo books, Levels 1-4, and duet books. $6.95 for solo book, Level 5.
Jewish Songbooks: Festive Chanukah Songs, Level 2; Festive Songs for the Jewish Holidays, Level 3, arranged by Bruce Berr; edited by Margaret Otwell. This series features the most beloved songs of the Chanukah and Passover celebrations, all with optional teacher accompaniments. An explanation of the holidays, English and Hebrew lyrics, and Hebrew text and translations are included for each song. 32 pp. each. Easy. $5.95 for Level 2; $6.95 for Level 3.
Showcase Solos, by Rosemary Barrett Byers, Bill Boyd, Sondra Clark, Matthew Edwards, Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren, Carol Klose, Jennifer Linn, Peggy Otwell, Mona Rejino, Mike Springer and Christos Tsitsaros; edited by Margaret Otwell. Showcase Solos are graded solo and duet pieces, featuring original compositions and arrangements of seasonal music and favorite songs. This series is an excellent supplementary resource for all methods and now includes more than fifty titles by ten Hal Leonard Student Piano Library composers. $2.50-$3.95 each.
Showcase Solos Pops, arranged by Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren and Mona Rejino; edited by Margaret Otwell. Showcase Solos Pops is a graded sheet music series of popular song arrangements for solo piano featuring movie themes, Broadway classics, favorite children's songs and today's top recorded hits. $3.95 each.
Classical Themes, Levels 1-5, arranged by Barbara Kreader, Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren and Mona Rejino; edited by Margaret Otwell; orchestrations by Phillip Keveren. This series includes beloved themes from classic literature, arranged for elementary- through intermediate-level solo piano. Each level includes graded arrangements of symphonies, operas, ballets and oratorio. Historical descriptions and composer biographies are included. Instrumental accompaniments are available on CD or MIDI. Level 1, 16 pp.; Level 2, 24 pp.; Level 3, 32 pp.; Level 4, 40 pp.; Level 5, 48 pp. $5.95 each for Levels 1 and 2; $6.95 each for Levels 3-5; $10.95 each for book and CD (all levels); $12.95 each for book and MIDI (all levels).
Party Cat and Spike Manuscript Book. This stitched book includes six large staves per page in an 8.5" x 8.5" format. The cover features the loveable Hal Leonard Student Piano Library mascots, Spike and Party Cat. A music notation guide also is included. 32 pp. Easy. $1.95.
God Bless America Piano Ensembles, Levels 3 and 5, arranged by Phillip Keveren; edited by Margaret Otwell. These four-part student ensembles are arranged for two or more pianos. Each level contains four "pull-out" student parts, a conductor's score with optional teacher accompaniment, performance configurations for two or more pianos and suggested instrumentation for electronic keyboards. 16 pp. each. $3.95 each.
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Ludwig van Beethoven--Variations on Folk Songs, Opus 105 and 107 for Flute (Violin) and Piano, edited by Armin Raab; fingering by Klaus Schilde. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 96 pp. piano/27 pp. flute. Intermediate. $44.95.
Ludwig van Beethoven--Fantasia Opus 80 for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (Piano Reduction), edited by Armin Raab; piano reduction by Jan Philip Schulze; fingering by Klaus Schilde. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 57 pp. Intermediate. $24.95.
Edvard Grieg--Lyrical Pieces, Volume VIII, Opus 65, edited by Einar Steen-Nokleberg and Ernst-Gunter Heinemann; fingering by Einar Steen Nokleberg. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 35 pp. Intermediate. $17.95.
Edouard Lalo--Symphony espagnole Opus 21, for Violin and Piano (Piano Reduction), edited by Peter Jost; piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit; fingering and bowing by Kurt Gunter. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 55 pp. piano reduction/23 pp. violin. Intermediate. $31.95.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy--Sonata in B-flat Major for Violoncello and Piano, Opus 45, edited by Rudolf Elvers and Ernst Gunter Heinemann; fingering by Klans Schilde; fingering and bowing by Claus Kanngiesser. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 43 pp. piano/11 pp. cello. Intermediate. $25.95.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy--Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D Major, Opus 58, edited by Rudolf Elvers and Ernst-Gunter Heinemann; fingering by Klaus Schilde; fingering and bowing by Claus Kanngiesser. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 50 pp. piano/17 pp. cello. Intermediate. $28.95.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--Oboe Concerto for Oboe and Piano in C Major, K. 314, edited by Ingo Goritzki; piano reduction by Siegfried Petrenz; cadenzas and lead-ins by Robert D. Levin. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 28 pp. piano/17 pp. oboe/19 pp. appendix. Intermediate. $26.95.
Camille Saint-Saens--Violoncello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Opus 33 (Piano Reduction), edited by Peter Jost; piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit, prepared from the original of Saint-Saens; fingering and bowing by David Geringas. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 28 pp. piano reduction/11 pp. cello. Intermediate. $29.95.
Alexander Scriabin--Piano Sonata No. 6, Opus 62, edited by Valentina Rubcova; fingering by Michael Schneidt. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 24 pp. Intermediate. $15.95.
Carl Maria von Weber--Concertino Opus 26 for Clarinet and Piano (Piano Reduction), edited by Norbert Gertsch; piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit. This is a Henle Urtext Edition. 18 pp. piano/4 pp. clarinet/5 pp. clarinet Barmann version. $20.95.
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Master Class Series, by Janet Vogt and Martha Sherrill Kelsey. This highly creative new series offers exceptional recital repertoire complemented by master class commentary, including insightful tips for practicing, playing and performing. It is a wonderful supplement for any method. 32 pp. $6.95.
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KITS Music Theory Examinations, Vol. 18, by Cristine A. Murrow. The KITS 2002 Music Theory Exams are the eighteenth annual edition, printed on new equipment this year. TEST KITS offer certificates and National Honor Roll registration. Workbooks also are available. All levels. $2.
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Vacation Magic, Primer Level-Level 4, by Jane, Lisa and Lori Bastien. This is an exciting new adventure in music, designed for students to use on their own or with a teacher. Each volume includes original solos, CD accompaniments, ear-training and music appreciation activities, theory and sight reading all woven into an engaging story line. 30 pp. each, plus CD. Easy. $14.95 each.
Bastien Play-Along Familiar Favorites, Books 1 & 2, by Jane, Lisa and Lori Bastien. These books contain collections of favorite American patriotic songs and timeless folksongs from around the world. Book 1 includes pieces at the primer level through level 2; Book 2 includes selection at levels 2-4. 28 pp. each, plus CD. Easy. $9.95 each.
Quiet Classics, edited by Keith Snell. This book is an ideal source for occasions where gentle background classics are needed, such as church services, wedding receptions, elegant parties, restaurants and so forth. Popular classics include Reveries and Clair de lune by Debussy; Moonlight (first movement) and Pathetique (second movement) sonatas by Beethoven; Venetian Boat Songs by Mendelssohn; To a Wild Rose by MacDowell; Nocturne in E Flat by Chopin and many more. 104 pp. Intermediate. $9.95.
Five Character Pieces of Alfredo Barili, edited by William Ransom. Barili was born in Italy in 1854 and moved to Atlanta in 1880, where he worked as a composer, pianist, conductor, teacher, entrepreneur and administrator. The special edition created for the inaugural Atlanta International Piano Competition presents five of his most delightful works, including Cradle Song. 24 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
Mood Impressions, by Donald Haddad. Haddad has captured a variety of moods in this level-five edition from the Neil A. Kjos Piano Library's Music of the 21st Century series. Nine pieces are included, colored by the influence of jazz harmony. 18 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
At Play, by Arlington J. Jones, II. These jazz duets are written in varied styles, designed to motivate students both young and old. Each primo and secondo part also can be played as a solo. More advanced secondo parts provide the perfect opportunity to duet with teachers or more advanced students and siblings, or can be introduces as more difficult repertoire for the advancing student. 32 pp. Intermediate. $5.45.
Primo Progresses, arranged by Weekley and Arganbright. This book contains eleven late-elementary compositions by master teacher-performers of the nineteenth century. Famed duet team Weekley and Arganbright have arranged each piece so the primo part is easier than the secondo, frequently with the primo part spanning only five notes in five-finger positions. A variety of styles are represented in both major and minor keys. 32 pp. Easy. $5.45.
Bastien Play-Along Christmas, Book 1, by Jane, Lisa and Lori Bastien. This collection for primer through level 2 includes twenty-one sacred, popular and Christmas classics, with words to every song. The accompaniment CD includes two tracks for each song, with a slower practice tempo and faster goal tempo. 40 pp. Easy. $5.95, book only; $12.95, book and CD accompaniment.
Bastien Christmas for Adults, Book 2, by Jane, Lisa and Lori Bastien. A continuation of the popular Bastien adult series, this book with nineteen recognizable and beloved Christmas songs will add enrichment and joy to musical study. Delightful orchestrations on the accompaniment CD provide a new dimension to practice and the perfect setting for Christmas performance. 40 pp. Easy. $5.95, book only; $12.95, book and CD accompaniment. Moods for Christmas, by Ann Buys. From reverent and reflective to festive and fun, these fresh arrangements fit any Christmas mood. Cherish the season with eight new settings of timeless favorites, including Away in a Manger, Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. 20 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
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Come Thou Fount: 8 American Hymns and Spirituals for Violin and Piano, arranged by Lee Burswold. This is an audience-pleasing collection of American hymn tunes and spirituals in fresh and exciting new settings to third position. Contents are listed on our website. 3-4 min. each. Moderately difficult. $14.95.
Come Thou Fount: 8 American Hymns and Spirituals for Viola and Piano, arranged by Lee Burswold. This is an audience-pleasing collection of American hymn tunes and spirituals in fresh and exciting new settings to third position. Contents are listed on our website. 3-4 min. each. Moderately difficult. $14.95.
Come Thou Fount: 8 American Hymns and Spirituals for Cello and Piano, arranged by Lee Burswold. This is an audience-pleasing collection of American hymn tunes and spirituals in fresh and exciting new settings, using thumb position and tenor clef. Contents are listed on our website. 3-4 min. each. Moderately difficult. $14.95.
The Violinist's Wedding Album for Violin and Keyboard, arranged by Lynn Latham. This is a collection of the most popular wedding favorites set for violin and piano. Contents are listed on our website. 2-4 min. each. Moderately difficult. $24.95.
Serenade for Solo Violin, by Alfred Morena, Sr. This collection of Italian waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and tarantellas for solo violin is an excellent teaching tool for double stops, scales, arpeggios and style. 2-5 min. each. Moderately difficult. $16.95.
Duos for Double Bass: Volume I, by Robert Frost. This is a collection of classic tunes and original compositions for the beginning bassist, to the D above middle C. Contents are listed on our website. 2-3 min. each. Easy. $8.95.
Duos for Double Bass: Volume 2, by Robert Frost. This is a collection of classic tunes and original compositions for the intermediate bassist, to the G harmonic. Contents are listed on our website. 2-4 min. each. Intermediate. $8.95.
Be Still My Soul: 4 Hymns for Piano Trio, arranged by Marcie Smith. These soothing arrangements originally were composed for hospice patients and their families. Contents are listed on our website. 3-5 min. each. Intermediate. $14.95.
Five Duos for Viola and Cello, by Lee Burswold. These five duos are in a contemporary/ragtime style, with viola to third position and cello in bass clef. Sample scores are available on our website. 3-4 min. each. Moderately difficult. $8.95.
The Cafe Suite for Piano Quintet; by Catherine McMichael. This wonderful suite of dance movements features a variety of styles, such as swing, tango and ragtime. A sample score is available on our website. 12 min. Moderately difficult. $18.95.
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Birthday Suite, by Helen Pace. With illustrations by Roberta Wilson, these song-duets encourage children to sing, dramatize and play along with a parent or teacher. The student's part is in large, easy-to-play notation. Easy. $7.95.
Oldies But Goodies for Adult Beginners (Book/CD pack), by Geoffrey Haydon and James Lyke. This book has solo piano arrangements of eleven favorite songs, plus a CD of audio tracks and MIDI files. Songs include Ain't We Got Fun, By the Beautiful Sea, Swanee, When I Lost You and more. Easy. $12.95.
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Latin Lilt for Liz, piano duet, by Arthur Frackenpohl. This is a delightful piece in Latin style with challenging rhythmic interplay, meter changes and syncopation between parts. It moves from A minor to A major and back again. 2 min. Intermediate. $4.
A Scottish Medley for two pianos, eight hands, by Elizabeth Manduca. This piece contains parts of the following tunes: Scotland the Brave, Annie Laurie, Skye Boat Song, Blue Bells of Scotland, Loch Lomond and My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. 4 min. Early intermediate. $8 (score and parts).
Guia del Curriculum de Piano, by Tinka Knopf de Esteban. The popular Piano Curriculum Guide, which outlines a solid core curriculum of theory, technic and repertoire for students from the Learners Level to the Pre-Conservatory Level, is now available in Spanish. 60 pp. $25.
Toy Boxier Horn Quartet, by Robert Dickow. This piece is a suite of eight character pieces similar in style to romantic piano miniatures. They depict childhood scenes; titles include Hobby Horse, At the Birthday Party and Smoke Signals. 15 min. Intermediate. $15.
Hope Told a Flattering Tale for Brass Quintet, E-flat Cornet Solo and Percussion, by Walter Dignam, arranged by Joel Teybig. This piece was written in 1863 for the New Hampshire Regiment Band. The virtuoso solo remains intact, but the band parts have been reduced for brass quintet and percussion. 8 min. Difficult.
Concerto in E-flat for Trumpet and Brass Quintet, by F. J. Haydn; arranged by Joel Treybig. Haydn composed this piece to show the chromatic possibility of the then-new keyed trumpet. Treybig gives the solo to the first trumpet player, and the rest of the quintet does the orchestral parts. 13 min. Intermediate. $20.
Reminiscences of Childhood, by Krassimir Miletkov. Miletkov is an honored composer from Bulgaria. These delightful solos have modal qualities, some dissonance and descriptive lyricism. Titles include Game, Inside the Cave, Hortze and The Story of the Hen and the Fox. Intermediate. $6.
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Colombine and Harlequin, by Krassimir Miletkov. These delightful, descriptive solos come from a collection Miletkov wrote called Fairy Tale World. They are similar to miniatures by Schumann combined with modal elements of Intermediate. $4.
Pictures from a Holiday, by Miletkov. This series of solos are Ballerina and the Tin Soldier, The Witch, The Clown, Country Tramp, Song of the Waves, The Sea Bottom and Steam Locomotive. Intermediate. $3.
A Sense of Acadia, by Barbara Smith. These solos were inspired by the composer's visits to Acadia National Park on the rocky coast of Maine. They are in a new-age style and contain all chord changes. A CD of these works has become a best seller at Borders. Early intermediate. $7.
210 S. 8th St. Lewiston, Ontario Canada (905) 475-1848 Fax (905) 474-9870 email@example.com www.leilafletcher.com
The Leila Fletcher Adult Piano Course 1, by Leila Fletcher and Debra Wanless. This proven and tested piano method is now completely revised with more exercises, lessons and tunes, including Amazing Grace, Ode to Joy and Music Box Dancer. It is appropriate for young adults and adults. 64 pp. $7.95.
The Leila Fletcher Adult Piano Course 2, by Leila Fletcher and Debra Wanless. This book is a continuation from Book 1 with many more exercises, lessons and tunes ranging from popular classics to folk tunes. It is appropriate for young adults and adults. 64 pp. $7.95.
The Leila Fletcher Adult Piano Course CD, by Debra Wanless. This CD includes all the tunes featured in Book 1 with progressive accompaniments. 44 min. $10.95.
The Leila Fletcher Piano Course CD 2, by Debra Wanless. This CD recording includes all the tunes featured in Book 2 with more progressive accompaniments. 46 min. $10.95.
The New Leila Fletcher Theory Fun Book 1A, by Leila Fletcher; edited by Joyce Oliver. This book includes music activities, theory, and creative games and puzzles for the beginning piano and music student. It is ideal for class and individual instruction and appropriate for ages 6 to 7. 24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
The New Leila Fletcher Theory Fun Book 1B, by Leila Fletcher; edited by Joyce Oliver. This is a slightly more advanced edition, continuing from the first book in the series, with more puzzles, games, music activities and theory for ages 7 to 8.24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
The New Leila Fletcher Theory Fun Book 2A, by Leila Fletcher; edited by Joyce Oliver. This book has puzzles, games, music activities theory, ideally suited for students, ages 7 to 8, who have reached the second level in piano. 24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
The New Leila Fletcher Theory Fun Book 2B, by Leila Fletcher; edited by Joyce Oliver. This book is a continuation of Book A with additional music activities, theory, puzzles, crosswords and creative games for ages 8 to 9.24 pp. Easy. $4.95.
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
#4 Industrial Dr. Pacific, MO 63084 (636) 257-3970 Fax (636) 257-5062 firstname.lastname@example.org www.melbay.com Free catalog available.
First Lessons Piano, by Per Danielsson. This book introduces basic music notation, building a solid foundation of piano skills. Theory and instruction are offered, along with music examples, in an integrated approach to learning. A play-along CD, included, helps students develop a more musical approach and become more secure in dynamics and rhythm. 40 pp. Easy. $7.95.
Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Bill Evans for Piano, by Corey Christiansen and Per Danielsson. Students will learn to connect lines, play ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and more. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Moderately difficult. $17.95.
MiBAC Music Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 468 Northfield, MN 55057 (507) 645-5851 or (800) 645-3945 Fax (507) 645-2377 email@example.com www.mibac.com Free catalog available.
MiBAC JAZZ 2.0, by John Ellinger. This new Windows/Macintosh hybrid version of MiBAC's auto-accompaniment software develops students' jazz improvisational skills by letting them quickly create and play along with an authentic-sounding jazz trio. Compatible for both serial port and USB MIDI interfaces for Macintosh. The previous version 1.61 of MiBAC JAZZ was a Macintosh-only, serial port MIDI interface-only program. Intermediate. $125.
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MMB Music, Inc.
3526 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103 (800) 543-3771 Fax (314) 531-8384 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mmbmusic.com Free catalog available.
Sonata for Solo Piano, by Stephen Hartke. This piece begins heroically, dissonantly Chopinesque, then jazzes and rocks hiply in movement two, Epicycles, Tap-Dancing and Soft Shoe in a very knowing fashion. There's no pandering; just power and pleasure. 13 min. Difficult. $9.95.
MorningStar Music Publishers
1727 Larkin Williams Rd. Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 305-0100 Fax (636) 305-0121 email@example.com www.morningstarmusic.com Free catalog available.
We Shall Overcome: Eight Spirituals in a Jazz Style, by Chuck Marohnic. This piano collection includes a CD with tracks of each African-American spiritual, allowing the student to listen to improvisation, experience the music style and implement these concepts into personal performance. 32 pp. Moderately difficult. $15.95.
Hymn- Tune Miniatures for the Church Year, by Marilyn Biery. These hymn settings are designed for advancing young piano students to demonstrate their talents in a worship setting. The collection includes hymn tunes from a variety of traditions and for several special occasions. 24 pp. Intermediate. $15.
66 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ 08542 (800) 728-2629 Fax (609) 924-8457 firstname.lastname@example.org www.musictogether.com Free catalog available.
Maracas Song Collection (Songbook and CD), by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. The Song Collection is research based, artistically produces and classroom and family tested. The book and CD contain fun, simple, musically interesting songs, both traditional and original, that will appeal to the whole family. 52 pp.; 45 min. CD. Easy. $17.50 each.
Flutes Song Collection (Songbook and CD), by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. The Song Collection is research based, artistically produces and classroom and family tested. The book and CD contain fun, simple, musically interesting songs, both traditional and original, that will appeal to the whole family. 52 pp.; 45 min. CD. Easy. $17.50 each.
Drum Song Collection (Songbook and CD), by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. The Song Collection is research based, artistically produces and classroom and family tested. The book and CD contain fun, simple, musically interesting songs, both traditional and original, that will appeal to the whole family. 52 pp.; 45 min. CD. Easy. $17.50 each.
Triangle Song Collection (Songbook and CD), by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. The Song Collection is research based, artistically produces and classroom and family tested. The book and CD contain fun, simple, musically interesting songs, both traditional and original, that will appeal to the whole family. 52 pp.; 45 min. CD. Easy. $17.50 each.
Sticks Song Collection (Songbook and CD), by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. The Song Collection is research based, artistically produces and classroom and family tested. The book and CD contain fun, simple, musically interesting songs, both traditional and original, that will appeal to the whole family. 52 pp.; 45 min. CD. Easy. $17.50 each.
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Myklas Music Press
387 Corona St. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 778-8003 Fax (303) 778-8082 email@example.com www.myklas.com Free catalog available.
Great Pyramid (piano solo), by Mike Springer. Harmonic minor helps to create dark, but fun sounds. This solo has an articulated left-hand melody in the middle section. Meter is 4/4.2 min. Easy. $2.50.
Atwood Lake (piano solo), by Robert D. Vandall. This solo is an attractive melodic ballad for musical youth or adults. Rich melodies, damper pedal and glowing harmonies speak to the soul. 2 min. Intermediate. $2.50.
Daybreak (piano solo), by Mike Springer. This is a brightly colored ballad with rich harmonies. Left-hand melodic motives are supported by broken chords in the right hand, carried by the damper pedal. 2 min. Intermediate. $2.50.
Two for Mr. Alberti (piano solos), by Robert Cento. This pair of short solos uses the Alberti bass in highly musical ways. It requires quiet, broken-chord accompaniments to the expressive neo-romantic sounds. 3 min. Intermediate. $3.
Exultation (piano solo), by Robert D. Vandall. Repeated chords accompany a bouncy left-hand melody in this upbeat solo. 3+3+2 groupings of eighth notes and changing meters add to the fun. 3 min. Intermediate. $3.
Three Ovations (piano solos), by Robert D. Vandall. Written to please intermediate teen students, these three diverse showstoppers are sure to please. Vivace is first, followed by Allegretto Energeto and Allegro Brillante. 16 pp. 10 min. Intermediate. $5.95.
Walking Katie's Dog (piano duet), by Sharon Lohse Kunitz. This attractive piano duet has syncopated melodies supported by straightforward accompaniments. It is upbeat and fun. 2 min. Easy. $3.50.
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (piano duet), by Thomas Becket; arranged by Mary Elizabeth Clark. Patriotic music is here in this carefully arranged, familiar song. There is interest in both primo and secondo. It is an excellent addition to festivals. 3 min. Intermediate. $4.50.
Holiday Waltz (piano duet), by Robert D. Vandall. Full of festive joy, this duet serves well for ensemble festivals. It is a fast waltz and exploits hemiola rhythm in the middle section. Both parts have interest. 3 min. Intermediate. $3.95.
Polonaise in Purple (piano duet), by Stephen Fiess. A rhythmic, articulated and spirited opening is contrasted with a lyrical middle section full of counterpoint. It is in rondo form in E minor. 4 min. Intermediate. $4.50.
NoteWorthy Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 995 Fuquay-Varina, NC 27525-0995 (919) 557-5794 Fax (919) 557-6157 firstname.lastname@example.org http://noteworthysoftware.com
NoteWorthy Composer 1.75, by NoteWorthy Software, Inc. NoteWorthy Composer, a software music composition and notation processor for Windows, allows you to create, record, edit, print and play back your own musical scores. Download an evaluation version at http://noteworthysoftware.com. Intermediate. $39.
Opera Journeys Publishing
3191 Coral Way Coral Gables, FL 33145 (305) 443-7888 Fax (305) 774-1359 email@example.com www.operajourneys.com Free catalog available.
Opera Classics Library Series, by Burton D. Fisher. More than nineteen operas are in this series, each featuring principal characters, a brief synopsis, a story narrative with music highlight examples, a newly translated libretto, discography, videography and a dictionary of opera and musical terms. All editions are available in print and as e-book downloads. Easy. $16.95 each.
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Piano Plus, Inc.
(Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation)
300 W. 55th St. New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-9548 Fax (212) 541-5900
Enchanted Ocean: Rhythms of the Sea, by Lee Evans. This is a sequel to Lee Evans's book Nature Music, containing intermediate-level piano solos inspired by nature with a new age sensibility. 28 pp. Intermediate. $7.95.
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7777 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53213 (414) 774-3630 Fax (414) 774-3259 firstname.lastname@example.org www.halleonard.com Free catalog available.
Puccini for Piano Solo. This book has rich piano solo arrangements of thirty-eight selections from nine famous Puccini operas. It also includes plot notes for each opera, pronunciation guides and interesting information on premieres, librettists and more. 112 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
Puccini for Easy Piano. This book has twenty-five soaring selections from eight Puccini operas, such as La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, 7bsca and more. It includes plot notes for each opera, pronunciation guides and interesting information on premieres, librettists and more. 88 pp. $10.95.
Francesco Paolo Tosti--30 Songs (in 2 volumes for High and Low Voice). Featuring thirty beloved Tosti songs available for the first time in two keys, these editions present excellent material for teaching the basics of classical singing, as well as for the recital stage. The books include translations for study, a composer biography and selected discography. 168 pp. Intermediate. $19.95 each volume.
Cantolopera Series. These book/CD packs offer singers the opportunity to rehearse and perform the most famous opera arias by Puccini, Verdi and others, along with a 130-piece professional orchestra. The CD includes full performances as well as accompaniments only, and the books contain piano/vocal arrangements for each voice type, plus opera plot notes and lyrics translated into English. Moderately difficult. $29.95.
Schaum Publications, Inc.
10235 N. Port Washington Rd. Mequon, WI 53092-5758 (800) 786-5023 or (262) 241-5013 Fax (262) 241-1063 email@example.com www.schaumpiano.net Free catalog available.
Easy Master Themes, Level Two, arranged By Wesley Schaum. This book contains thirteen selections with composer portraits and biographies. It includes pieces by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn and Mozart. This series also includes Primer, Level Three and Level Four. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Patriotic Solos, Level One, arranged by Jeff Schaum. Stirring, easy-to-read favorites with big notes are included. Level One contains America the Beautiful, Caisson's Song, Yankee Doodle and The Star-Spangled Banner. This series also includes Level Two and Level Three. 23 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Patriotic Solos, Level Two, arranged by Wesley Schaum. This book has eleven favorites, including Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, Hail to the Chief, Marine's Hymn and Stars and Stripes Forever. This series also includes Level One and Level Three. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Patriotic Solos, Level Three, arranged by Wesley Schaum. This book has fifteen stirring solos, including America, America the Beautiful Caisson's Song, Columbia Gem of the Ocean, Marine's Hymn, Stars and Stripes Forever and You're a Grand Old Flag. This series also includes Level One and Level Two. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Folk Song Solos, Level One, arranged by Wesley Schaum. This book has big notes, large full-color illustrations and duet accompaniments. Eleven favorites include Bingo, Clementine, Comin' Round the Mountain, Lavender's Blue, Shoo Fly and Skip To My Lou. 24 pp. Easy. $6.50.
Water Park Fun, by Al Rita. This original piano solo has lyrics describing splashing and romping in waves, slides and rapids. It includes melody divided between hands in five-finger position. Giocoso, 4/4 meter, C major. Easy. $2.50.
Trampoline, by John G. Revezoulis. This original piano solo creates bouncy fun with staccato octave leaps divided between hands. It includes octaves in parallel motion, big notes and five-finger position. Giocoso, 4/4 meter, C major. Easy. $2.50.
Liberty Bell March, by John Phillip Sousa; arranged by Wesley Schaum. This piano solo arrangement has spirited style and a patriotic mood. Swing-style eighth notes make the rhythm easier to read. Animato, 4/4 meter, F major. Easy. $2.50.
Hoppin' and Boppin' by Kevin Costley. This original piano solo has a lively stomping, romping style mixed with staccato and hints of boogie and jazz. It includes swing-style eighth notes. Moderato, 4/4 meter, C major. Easy. $2.50.
Sneakin' Around, by Martha Thomas. This original piano solo contains a bouncy romp with subtle humor and a jazzy flavor. It contains some chord clusters in the accompaniment and swing-style eighth notes. Andante, 4/4 meter, A major. Intermediate. $2.50.
3402 Woolworth Ave. Omaha, NE 68105-1944 (402) 341-4111 Fax (402) 341-9381 firstname.lastname@example.org www.berkey.com Free catalog available.
Nunc dimittis, by Jackson Berkey. This choral work for a four-part men's choir is based on Gregorian chant plus original music by Jackson Berkey. 3 min., 30 sec. Moderately difficult. $1.50.
For All the Saints, by Jackson Berkey. This is an octavo for mixed chorus, piano, organ and audience or congregation based on hymn tunes by Joseph Barnby and Ralph Vaughan Williams. 4 min. Intermediate. $1.50.
Voices from the Earth, by Jackson Berkey. This song cycle is set for treble chorus, B-flat clarinet, cello and piano, with two-part vocal writing prevailing. Parts sold separately ($10). 13 min. Intermediate. $7.95.
Colossians 3:1, by Jackson Berkey. This is a two-part treble chorus plus obligato, organ, keyboard, large bell and assorted small bells. It is in three sections: Processional, Anthem (Risen with Christ) and Recessional (Dancing Lights). 4 min. Easy. $1.80.
CANTATE 2000, by Jackson Berkey. This is a major work for mixed chorus, piano, marimba I-II and percussion. (Optional performance with piano four-hands and percussion included.) Four sections are as follows: L Resonet in laudibus, IL Super flumina Babylonis, III. Terra aliena and Cantate Domino. 22 min. Intermediate. $9.95.
Ride the Wind!, by Jackson Berkey. This piece, commissioned by Keynote Arts Associates for the 2002 Children in Harmony Choral Festival, is for treble chorus, keyboard, bass and percussion. A secular work, it is about freedom and prosperity. 5 min. Intermediate. $3.75.
Open the Window Aunt Minnie, Here She Comes!, by Jackson Berkey. This treble chorus song cycle about baseball includes Sittin' on the Bench, Baseball Wrap-up, Substitute Blues and Someday, Someday. 12 min. Intermediate. $5.95.
Silver Winds in the Night, by Jackson Berkey. This Christmas piece was commissioned by Nacy Spidel for the Colorado Silver Winds Flute Orchestra and is for flute orchestra, harp or piano, percussion and double bass. It is loosely based on the composer's choral setting of Silent Night, appearing under the title of Still, Still Night in Berkey's catalog. 5 min. Intermediate. $22.50.
Shawnee Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 690 Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327 (800) 962-8584 Fax (570) 476-5247 email@example.com www.shawneepress.com Free catalog available.
Wonderful Songs of Life--Music for Worship and Praise, arranged by Lynette Maynard. Maynard is gifted at creating new and interesting moments in her arrangements with a conservation of material. In this book she gives the church keyboardist tasteful, well-crafted arrangements of beloved tunes from a variety of sources. 2 min. each. 52 pp. Easy. $12.95.
Prayers Without Words, arranged by Rolin R. Mains. The title says it all in this sensitive new collection. Useful for many liturgical needs, these well-known sacred melodies are infused with gentle beauty. As pleasing to play as they are to hear, pianists will find these arrangements to be helpful additions to their piano library. 2 min. each. 60 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
New Wine, arranged by Eric Daub. Daub gives the sanctuary pianist a beautiful, fresh palette of colors and textures to use for service playing, sacred recitals and incidental music for communion observances and worship services. Thoughtful and accessible arranging makes this collection appropriate for every level of pianist. 2 min. each. 36 pp. Intermediate. $10.95.
Festive Piece on "Simple Gifts," arranged by Joseph M. Martin. Martin revisits his love for American folk materials with this commissioned piano duet based on the celebrated Shaker tune, Simple Girls. Full of exciting, virtuosic writing, this unique treatment is destined to be a tour de force for recitals featuring duets. 4 min. Intermediate. $9.95.
Eine Kleine Christmas Music--Piano Miniatures for Advent, arranged by James Clemons. This music is geared toward developing the ability to play by ear. While these pieces can be played without any improvisation, Clemons has included ideas for using each arrangement as a springboard for the performer's own interpretations. 1 min. each. 32 pp. Easy. $12.95.
Carols of Christmas for Piano Duet, arranged by Eugene Butler. A requisite new addition to the piano duet repertoire, this creative, yet very playable, compilation is full of beloved Christmas selections and will add variety and flexibility to your instrumental service playing. 2-3 min. each. 36 pp. Intermediate. $12.95.
Tribute to America, arranged by Mark Hayes. This moving new arrangement of two well-loved patriotic songs begins with a reflective section of newly composed material. Then, My Country 'Tis of Thee is introduced, followed by The Star-Spangled Banner. This arrangement would be appropriate year round or for patriotic events. 3 min. Intermediate. $3.95.
Keys for the Kingdom--Method Book, Level E, by Joseph Martin, David Angerman and Mark Hayes. This is a fully graded piano series, designed for Christian students. Principles of reading music, theory, technique, interpretation and musicianship are explored. Each lesson also includes appropriate scripture references to help students discover the joy of worshipping and serving God through their own music. 68 pp. Intermediate. $7.95.
String Letter Publishing
7777 W. Bluemound Rd. P.O. Box 13819 Milwaukee, WI 53213-0819 (414) 774-3630 Fax (414) 774-32:59 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stringletter.com Free catalog available.
The Acoustic Guitar Method, Book One, by David Hamburger. This is the only beginning guitar :method based on traditional American music that teaches authentic techniques and songs. This first book in a three-part series introduces first basic chords, strumming, single notes and more. Easy. 48 pp. $9.99.
The Acoustic Guitar Method, Book Two, by David Hamburger. Learn how to combine chords and classic bass runs, how to play your first fingerpicking patterns and more, all while learning more great songs from the American roots repertoire. Easy. 48 pp. $9.99.
The Acoustic Guitar Method, Book Three, by David Hamburger. In this third book of the series, continue to expand your collection of chords by learning songs in various keys as well as different kinds of picking patters. 48 pp. Easy. $9.99.
23 Taylor Bay Calgary, Alberta Canada T3L 2P6 (403) 208-4040 Fax (403) 208-4042 email@example.com www.barrage.org Free catalog available.
The BARRAGE Book, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition, by Dean Marshall. This publication contains violin music from the hit show BARRAGE!, arranged for one to three violins and piano or guitar. Enhanced CD is included. 61 pp. Moderately difficult to difficult. $24.95.
The BARRAGE Book, Vol. 2, by Dean Marshall. This publication contains violin music from the hit show BARRAGE!, arranged for one to three violins and piano or guitar. Enhanced CD is included. 72 pp. Moderately difficult to difficult. $24.95.
The Fiddle Club, Vol. 1, 4th Edition, by Dean Marshall. This book features violin music arranged for one to three violins and piano or guitar. Piano or guitar music and CD are available. 60 pp. Easy to intermediate. $18.95.
9207 Woodleigh Dr. Houston, TX 77083 (877) 224-3407 or (281) 575-8101 Fax (281) 933-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theorytime.com Free catalog available.
Happy Birthday, Composers! Calendar, compiled by Heather Rathnau and Karen Wallace. Write students' names next to the composers who share the same birthday with them. $19.95.
Composers in Time, compiled by Heather Rathnau and Karen Wallace. This is a quick-reference handbook of musical time periods, musical styles and composers who represent each era, from pre-baroque to contemporary. 28 pp. $8.95.
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Time Line Production, Inc.--Lorie Line Music
222 Minnetonka Ave. S. Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 474-1000 Fax (952) 475-1224 email@example.com www.lorieline.com Free catalog available.
Just Me, by Lorie Line. This is a solo piano book. 92 pp. Intermediate. $30.
The Heritage Collection, Vol. III, by Lorie Line. This is a collection of hymns and historic music. 100 pp. Intermediate. $30.
Sharing the Season, Vol. Four, by Lorie Line. This book features holiday arrangements for solo piano. 100 pp. Intermediate. $30.
Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.
8510 Triad Dr. Colfax, NC 27235 Phone/Fax (336) 996-8445 WLeupold@msn.com Free catalog available.
Discover the Organ--Level 2: Basic Organ Repertoire, by Wayne Leupold and Naomi Rowley. This book contains free and hymn-based compositions representing many different cultures and nationalities, written to appeal to young students. 72 pp. Intermediate. $12.90.
Discover the Organ--Level 2: Modern Keyboard Technique, by Wayne Leupold. This book contains exercises by Hanon and Czerny. Major arpeggios, legato exercises and short compositions provide additional opportunities to master the technical challenges presented in the exercises. 72 pp. Intermediate. $12.90.
Discover the Organ--Level 2: Easter and Pentecost Seasons, by Alfred V. Fedak. This book contains simplified hymns, arrangements and transcriptions of melodies associated with the Easter and Pentecost seasons, weddings, funerals and so forth. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.75.
Discover the Organ--Level 2: Christmas Season, by Alfred V. Fedak. This book contains seasonal, simplified carols, hymns, arrangements and transcriptions of melodies associated with Christmas. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.75.
Discover the Organ--Level 2: Organ and One Instruments, by Allan Mahnke. Very easy arrangements, many based on hymn tunes, are written for a C- or B-flat instrument and organ, thus providing an early ensemble experience for the young organ student. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.75.
Discover the Organ--Level 3A: Basic Organ Repertoire, by Wayne Leupold and Naomi Rowley. This book contains free and hymn-based compositions representing many different cultures and nationalities, written to appeal to young students. 72 pp. Intermediate. $12.90.
Discover the Organ--Level 3B: Basic Organ Repertoire, by Wayne Leupold and Naomi Rowley. This book contains free and hymn-based compositions representing many different cultures and nationalities, written to appeal to young students. 72 pp. Intermediate. $12.90.
Discover the Organ-Level 3A: Modern Keyboard 7bchnique, by Wayne Leupold. This book contains exercises by Hanon and Czerny. Legato exercises and short compositions provide additional opportunities to master the technical challenges presented in the exercises. 64 pp. Intermediate. $11.90.
Discover the Organ--Level 3B: Modern Keyboard Technique, by Wayne Leupold. This book contains exercises by Hanon and Czerny. Legato exercises and short compositions provide additional opportunities to master the technical challenges presented in the exercises. 64 pp. Intermediate. $11.90.
Discover the Organ--Level 3: Easter and Pentecost Seasons, by Alfred V. Fedak. This book contains simplified hymns, arrangements and transcriptions of melodies associated with the Easter and Pentecost seasons, weddings, funerals and so forth. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.75.
Willis Music Company
7380 Industrial Rd. Florence, KY 41042 (859) 283-2050 Fax (859) 283-1784 firstname.lastname@example.org www.willismusic.com Free catalog available.
Jazzabilities Book 1, by Eric Baumgartner. This is a great book for teaching jazz. 32 pp. Intermediate. $6.95.
Jazz Connection Book 1, by Eric Baumgartner. These pieces are supplemental solos for Jazzabilities Book 1. 24 pp. Intermediate. $5.95.
Garden Party, by Jane Trotter. This is a great book to illustrate a walk through the garden with nature's little creatures. 16 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
Teaching Little Fingers American Tunes, by Eric Baumgartner. This is a great collection to show your love for America. 24 pp. Easy. $5.95.
Now Playing!, by Eric Baumgartner. This book gives a little bit of jazz, boogie and the island's sound all in one collection. 24 pp. Moderately difficult. $4.95.
Teaching Little Fingers Jazz & Rock (Book and MIDI), by Eric Baumgartner. This collection is great for the beginning student who wants to play jazz and rock songs. It also has wonderful MIDI accompaniments. 23 pp. Easy. $14.90.
Teaching Little Fingers to Play Classics, by Randall Hartsell. This is a great book to introduce the classics we all know and love at a beginning level. 23 pp. Easy. $5.95.
Beanstalk's Basics for Piano Technique Prep A, by Cheryl Finn and Eamonn Morris. This is a great technique book to supplement the Beanstalk series or any beginning piano series. 32 pp. Easy. $6.95.
Beanstalk's Basics for Piano technique Prep B, by Cheryl Finn and Eamonn Morris. This book follows Beanstalk's Basics for Piano Technique Prep A or is good for the beginning student who can already read notes on the staff. 32 pp. Easy. $6.95.
Reflections of Youth, by Stephen Griebling. This collection of ten early-intermediate solos will help you return to the pleasures of childhood. 24 pp. Intermediate. $4.95.
Wimbledon Music, Inc./Trigram Music, Inc.
1801 Century Park E., Ste. 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326 (310) 556-9683 Fax (310) 277-1278 email@example.com www.wimbtri.com Free catalog available by mail or on website.
How to Write a Melody, by Alexander Borisoff. This is a thorough self-tutoring course for people who know nothing about music, but are willing to learn. The book covers all mechanical and technical aspects of music, including staves, clefs, key signatures, chords, scales, time values, intervals and composing. 120 pp. Easy. $24.95.
Music Speed Reading for Beginners, by David Hickman. This is the prerequisite book to Music Speed Reading. It is statistically proven to teach correct habits in sight reading to enable students to comprehend music faster. Intermediate. 48 pp. $12.95.
Phantom Galliard for Easy Band, by Greg Furlong. This is composed as a companion concert band work to be performed with Ravel's famous Pavane, since pavanes were usually performed with galliards during the period. This lovely, simple and haunting work is easily playable by a grade-two school band. Easy. $40.
Pavane for Easy Band, by Maurice Ravel; arranged by Kenneth Henderson. This famous work has been carefully transcribed to sound exactly like the original piano composition. Kenneth Henderson directed elementary bands for thirty-two years. Easy. $40.
Girl with the Flaxen Hair for Easy Band, by Claude Debussy; arranged by Joe Ambrosio. Beautifully arranged to sound like the original piano work without difficult technical demands, this work is a free-flowing, full-sounding transcription of the famous impressionistic piano classic. Easy. $40.
Woodland Serenade for Band, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; arranged by Don Schaeffer. This is a wonderful, easy rendition of Mozart's famous Night Music theme and is a great way to introduce young band musicians to Mozart's music. Easy. $40.
P.O. Box 4275 Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 908-0027 firstname.lastname@example.org www.musedit.com
MusEdit Music Notation Software 3.5, by Yowza Software. MusEdit easily handles treble, bass, tablature, drum notation, chord diagrams and text. It translates treble to/from tab, transposes, plays music from score, and has graphic image export and professional quality printouts. Student discounts are available. Intermediate. $79.
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