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2019/04/15

Fifth Volume Released for Singing Sherlock Series

 

 

Singing Sherlock Volume 5

 

The complete singing resource for primary schools

 

Shirley Court, Val Whitlock

 

• specially designed for primary school teachers

• new addition to the well-loved series

• Edition with two CDs

 

Singing Sherlock is the acclaimed, practical and easy-to-use resource for classroom teachers, specialist music teachers, and children’s choir directors.

Each volume is packed full of enjoyable songs and fun vocal activities designed to equip and enable children to sing to their full potential, and is presented in clear, progressive steps, with invaluable teaching notes suitable for teachers of all musical abilities.

Demonstration and backing audio tracks are provided for teaching and performance.

Written by highly experience and successful singing teachers, Singing Sherlock provides tried and tested resources to bring your singing sessions to life.

Play it Again – the piano series for returning players

 

 

Play it again: Piano Book 3

 

The perfect way to rediscover the piano

 

Melanie Spanswick

 

• third book in the series

• aimed at returning players

• for advanced players

 

Book 3 from the Play it Again: Piano series completes the course for those returning to the piano, and continues on their journey from books 1 and 2.

 

Each of the pieces in the book is accompanied by full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips. The standard progresses from around UK grades 8 to diploma standard (advanced).

 

Aimed at ‘returning’ players who have spent some time away from the keyboard, Play it again: Piano gives you the confidence to revisit this fulfilling pastime and go beyond what you previously thought you could achieve. Each of the pieces in this three-book course is accompanied by at least two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips, all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again! There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper to regain a fuller understanding of music and technique.

Karl Jenkins classics reimagined for piano

 

 

Karl Jenkins: Piano

 

Music from The Armed Man, Adiemus and more

 

Karl Jenkins

 

• intimate and spiritually uplifting classics reimagined for the piano

• contains a mix of well-known pieces and new pieces written especially for the piano

• of intermediate difficulty

 

Karl Jenkins: Piano contains your favourite Karl Jenkins pieces reimagined for piano. The intimate and spiritually uplifting classics include Adiemus, Cantilena, Benedictus, Palladio, Ave verum, And the Mother did Weep and In paradisum.

 

The album also contains original piano solos, which were specially composed for the album, such as Quirky Blue, Canción plateada, and White Water.

 

Experience the mystery, pathos and enchantment of these iconic sounds.

 

 

 

2019/02/20

New Release in the Schott Student Edition series

 

 

Pieces for Beginners

 

Daniel Gottlob Türk

 

• very easy pieces

• part of the Schott Student Edition series

• pieces ordered in terms of difficulty

 

After composing his piano method, the piano teacher Daniel Gottlieb Türk, a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, composed a large collection of little “Handstücke”, or instructive pieces, for beginners. This volume contains the easiest of these pieces, ordered so that they constitute a little course which gradually introduces all keys of up to three accidentals, increasing independence of the hands, different ways of playing and various rhythms.

This edition is part of the new Schott Student Edition series which offers varied literature at five different levels of difficulty, from 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult), for instrumental lessons.

New Release for Flute from Kapustin

 

 

 

Sonata

op. 125

Nikolai Kapustin

 

• for advanced players

• contemporary composition

• jazz music in a classical style

 

Nikolai Kapustin, born in 1937, is regarded as pioneer of the Soviet jazz scene. In his music he combines typical jazz idioms with classical forms

The Sonata Op. 125 for flute and piano was written in 2004 at the request of Immanuel Davis, flute professor at the University of Minnesota. This is a difficult piece, about 20 minutes in length.

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!”

 

 

Leshana 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.