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2019/02/05

Fantazias for 4 Guitars

 

 

Fantazias

from the “Fantazias and In Nomines” for Strings

Henry Purcell

 

• Arrangement for 4 Guitars

• for intermediate to advanced players

• based on the original manuscript score

• includes score and parts

 

Fantasias were the height of musical sophistication in England in 1600s. Henry Purcell originally composed the two fantasias Z. 713 and Z. 743 for strings. Characterized by surprising modulations, their harmony shows them to be ahead of their time. The present arrangement for 4 guitars is based on the autograph manuscript of the composer. It is ideal for performances at upper music-school classes and young musician competitions.

2019/02/04

“Next Year in Jerusalem!”

 

 

Leshuana Haba’a BiYerushalayim

 

“Next Year in Jerusalem!”

 

Shawn Kirchner

 

• Hebrew Folk Song

• arranged for two soloists and SSA choir

• for intermediate to advanced choirs

 

This folk song arrangement expresses the Jewish diaspora’s community’s hope for reunion “next year in Jerusalem.” It is comprised of two distinct sections: a newly-composed, sorrowful theme, expressive of unrequited longing, and the traditional folk song itself, lively with excitement and hope.

 

This piece was commissioned by the 2011 ACDA Women’s Choir R & S Commissioning Consortium, Iris S. Levine, National Choir and is arranged for two soloists and a soprano and alto voice choir.

 

 

That Summer: A Fantasia on Family

 

Andrea Clearfield

 

• commissioned by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

• for two tenor voices, and two bass voices

• for advanced choirs

 

Commissioned by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, this pieces explores the notion of family in an LGBT context.

 

The text is taken from live interviews, and explores the creation of families that have not previously been accepted legally or by society more broadly. It takes as its thesis the idea that love is the only thing that can establish a family and that love is what binds us all.

 

The piece is for two tenor voices, two bass voices, piano and percussion. It is suitable for advanced singers/players and lasts approximately 16 minutes.

2018/11/22

New Release from Nikolai Kapustin

 

 

 

Sonata No. 12

 

op. 102

Nikolai Kapustin

 

• technically very demanding

• composed in 2001

• jazz infused modern style

 

Classical virtuoso jazz: Nikolai Kapustin (born 1937) is an excellent jazz pianist, arranger and composer. His piano sonatas are released for the first time by Schott Music.

The 12th Sonata from 2001 is technically very demanding. The two-movement work has already been recorded on CD by the composer himself and Carlo Levi Minzi. This is ideal for pianists who are looking for works between modern and jazz that sound like highly skilled but well-composed improvisation.

2018/11/20

NEW: Facsimile of the Draft Score for Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (Bartok)

 

 

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

 

Facsimile of the Draft Score and Paul Sacher’s Annotated Full Score Copy

 

Béla Bartók

 

 

• contains the draft score

• contains introductory essays

• includes CD with recordings of Bartok and the full piece

 

 

Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, composed in summer 1937 on a commission from Paul Sacher and premièred in Basel in January 1938, is incontestably one of the supreme creations of modern music.

This publication, with introductory essays by Felix Meyer, Robert W. Wason, Lászlo Vikárius, and Wolfgang Rathert, presents two major handwritten sources for this work from the holdings of the Paul Sacher Foundation: the draft score, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the sonata’s genesis, and a “whiteprint” of the fair copy, which contains additions from Bartók and differs substantially from the definitive version at the end of the development section in movement 1.

The volume also contains, on an enclosed CD, the radio recording of 1940, with Bartók and his wife Ditta Pásztory on the piano parts, as well as a new recording of the sonata in its “original” form, played by the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with percussionists Matthias Würsch and Christian Dierstein. In writing and sound, the volume leads readers to a closer acquaintance with Bartók’s masterpiece and invites them to deepen their understanding of his compositional method, his revisions of the musical text, and his pianistic artistry.

2018/10/23

New Original Pieces by Melanie Spanswick

 

 

No Words Necessary

12 Pieces for Intermediate Level

Melanie Spanswick

 

• easy to intermediate

• original piano pieces

• suitable for lessons and concerts

 

A collection of 12 original piano pieces of intermediate difficulty that are easy to learn and great fun to play.

This selection includes beautiful melodies and inspiring harmonies which will paint vivid pictures in the players mind.

Suitable for both young and adult pianists and perfect for lessons and concerts!

Next Book in Hans Guenter Heumann Series Released

 

 

 

Piano Playground 2

25 Playful Piano Pieces for Lessons and Concerts

Hans-Günter Heumann

 

 

• Easy pop pieces for piano

• Great motivation for children

• Playable from the 1st and 2nd year of learning

 

Had enough of “Für Elise”? Want something more fun to motivate your pupils?

In Piano Playground successful author Hans-Günter Heumann brings together new original piano pieces that can be learned quickly and cover a wide stylistic range to motivate and inspire children while having fun!

Pieces like The Pirate Ship, Rock Rocket or Hello, Mr. Mozart stimulate the imagination and motivate kids to discover the new repertoire. The book is an ideal complement to any piano lesson.

Fun guaranteed!

While Volume 1 (ED 22980) contains very easy pieces, some of which can be learned quickly in the first year of lessons, Volume 2 gets a little harder. But it’s still easy enough that children do not lose their motivation and gain a real sense of achievement early on in their learning

 

New Guitar Works by Thomas Fellow

 

 

Fingerfood light

10 crossover appetizers for solo guitar

Thomas Fellow

 

• for classical or steel-string guitar

• for intermediate players

• contains standard notation and tablature

 

Thomas Fellow, author of the successful standard work Fellow Guitar Book and world-leading guitarist (European Guitar Quartet, Friend ‘n Fellow, Hands on Strings), adds another original twist to his Guitar Music Collection.

This book of 10 crossover appetisers now addresses interested students as well as ambitious advanced players. The pieces are at an intermediate level and benefit from the additional tablature notation which opens up this repertoire to those who cannot read standard music notation.

FINGERFOOD LIGHT includes percussive catchy tunes as well as sonorous ballads, and also contains pieces inspired by Piazzolla and movie soundtracks.

Many of the 10 pieces in this book are suitable for classical guitar as well as steel string guitar.

2018/09/20

New Book in series by Miloš Karadaglić

 

 

Play Guitar with Miloš

Level 2

Miloš Karadaglić, Carl Herring

 

• second level in the series

• for guitarists of all ages

• filled with helpful tips and exercises

 

Learn the secrets of the world’s most popular classical guitarist, and join Miloš on his classical guitar journey!

 

Filled with Miloš’s personal stories, photos and the classical guitar pieces that he has loved and played over the years. From the very first guitar pieces that excited Milos as young boy of 8 in Montenegro to the repertoire he has performed and played in his concerts and on his albums worldwide.

 

Following on from Level 1, Level 2 helps build knowledge of chords, handshapes, and right-hand techniques, as demonstrated by Miloš himself.

 

Let his passion for the classical guitar take you on the Miloš journey!

2018/08/22

New Piece by Nikolai Kapustin

 

 

Humoresque

 

op. 75

Nikolai Kapustin

 

• Considered the most difficult of Kapustin’s works

• sounds like improvisation despite being notated

• modern composition

 

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 despite being notated, and were influenced by McCoy Tyner’s style.

 

Nikolai Kapustin’s music can be described as virtuosic jazz artfully combined with classical music forms. He was born in Eastern Ukraine in 1937 and trained as a pianist in Moscow. As a composer, he is seen as an innovator and was one of the pioneers of the Soviet jazz scene. His extensive output has been published by Schott Music since 2013 and offers exciting works for pianists and musicians who are interested in demanding jazz music.