New printed music titles - November

Christmas Piano Anthology (Faber Music)

The perfect Christmas gift for the intermediate pianist, The Faber Music Christmas Piano Anthology is an essential collection of the greatest Christmas songs and carols, specially arranged for solo piano, for the intermediate pianist. The perfect gift for Christmas, this beautiful anthology includes favourites such as O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas alongside arrangements of Winter (from the Four Seasons), Troika (from Lieutenant Kije), and other exciting titles.

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James Rae: Child's Play for Trumpet (Universal Edition)

James Rae is widely acknowledged to be one of the pre-eminent composers for student musicians of his generation. This latest offering for beginner trumpeters takes the player from day 1 to grade 1. Fun illustrations will amuse and inspire the soloist!

The pieces are all in a comfortable register and only simple rhythms and small intervals are used. New notes are gradually introduced in the same order as they appear in most standard tutors. Even at this early stage different musical styles are explored and pupils will also enjoy the fun illustrations which can be downloaded for free for colouring in.

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Chris Norton: Jazz Preludes Collection for Piano (Boosey & Hawkes)

Embark on a voyage of discovery with this stunning collection of 14 original Jazz Preludes from the creator of Microjazz, inspired by the musical landscapes and legendary pioneers of the jazz world. Take in the syncopated rhythms of Ragtime in Missouri and the melancholy Blues songs of the Deep South, step into the swinging clubs and dance halls of New Orleans, Chicago and New York and groove to the pulsating rhythms of Latin-American carnivals in these characteristically innovative compositions by Christopher Norton.

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Debussy: Golliwogg's Cakewalk for Double Bass and Piano (Schott)

The famous Golliwogg’s Cakewalk is the final piece from Debussy's cycle Children’s Corner which consists of 6 miniatures for piano, written for his daughter in the years 1906-1908. The style corresponds to that of ragtime, a dance which was in vogue around the turn of the century. In the middle section, he parodies several times the beginning of the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner with whom Debussy had a rather ambiguous relationship.

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Satie: Gymnopedie No 1 for Horn and Piano (Schott)

The music scene took notice of Erik Satie all of a sudden: The world premiere of his ballet 'Parade' in 1917 caused quite a scandal. The production divided the music scene of Paris, yet made the composer widely known. Satie who hardly had had any solid musical training developed a new musical style...

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Richard Strauss: Eight Poems Op. 10 for Medium Voice and Piano (Universal Edition)

Strauss composed these songs in 1885 when he was 21 years old. He often accompanied his wife, the soprano Pauline Strauss-de Ahna, on the piano and worked with her on interpretations of his piano songs. The resulting entries of the composer (e.g. performance markings) are reproduced in this edition.

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Mike Cornick: Dinner for Two Piano Duets (Universal Edition)

Mike Cornick has compiled several excellent sets of arrangements of some of the most popular light music from the last 100+ years, and this latest album offers some delightful romantic music. He invites you to imagine being seated in an intimate, candle-lit restaurant, being serenaded by two pianists at a shiny grand piano: except this time you are one of the pianists! Mike’s arrangements include a CD that provides for each title, as well as a full, inspirational recording, play-along tracks so that you can take over either the primo or secondo part. When you have mastered them, of course you will be ready to play the pieces live with your partner.

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Naji Hakim: Toccata for Organ (Schott)

This toccata is based on the introit to the Christian Epiphany festival and solemnly announces the appearance of the Lord. As a toccata, the work is an introduction to Hakim's Adoration (Schott, ED22614) for voice, flute and organ, a paraphrase of the first three introits to Epiphany.

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Kapustin: Humoresque Op. 75 for Piano (Schott)

The Humoresque Op. 75 - composed in 1994 - is considered one of the most difficult pieces by Kapustin. Presented in the standard jazz form, the variations sound like improvisations, influenced by McCoy Tyner's style, but are minutely through-composed.

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Bassoon Basics (Faber)

The arrival of a new Bassoon tutor is something so rare as to be celebrated! Paul Harris’s Basics Series is widely regarded as the leading method for beginner players and their teachers. Bassoon Basics offers helpful fingering diagrams and rhythm boxes, activities, duets, and a wide range of repertoire, including original pieces and well-loved favourites from every genre. Also suitable for mini bassoon and tenoroon, this tutor book starts at absolute beginner level to about Grade 2 level. Audio tracks of accompaniments (piano and bassoon duet parts) are available to download online.

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Music Diary 2019 (Boosey & Hawkes)

The best-selling diary returns for 2019 with a user-friendly portrait format, extra space for weekend appointments, and birthdays of hundreds of famous people in the world of music.

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