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Happy Birthday, Schott Music!

10 Piano-Bar Arrangements of Well-Known Schott Melodies

Carsten Gerlitz (arr.)


  • Well-known Classical and Romantic melodies
  • Easy-to-play, jazzy arrangements
  • Audio recordings for download


Founded in 1770 by Bernhard Schott in Mainz, the Schott music publishing house celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2020. The anniversary’s motto is ‘Joy of Music’ because Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, published by Schott in 1826, is one of the most important works in music history, with Schiller’s famous final chorus ‘Ode to Joy’.

In ‘Happy Birthday, Schott Music!’ top arranger Carsten Gerlitz devotes himself to arranging the perhaps most popular melody by Beethoven and nine other treasures from the Schott programme. He interprets a selection of original works by Wagner, Humperdinck and the like with great care and respect in his unmistakeable, atmospheric lounge style.

Including audio tracks for download.

Die Schott Music Group

250 Jahre Verlagsgeschichte

Susanne Gilles-Kircher (ed.) / Hildegard Hogen (ed.) / Rainer Mohrs (ed.)


  • Insights into the history of the publishing house and its cultural history
  • From music engraving to digitization
  • Programme and authors


This publishing history tells of Bernhard Schott’s beginnings as a music engraver, of the first heyday under “B. Schott’s Söhne” in the 19th century, when important late works by Beethoven like Symphony No. 9 and “Missa solemnis” were published by the publishing house, and of the collaboration with Richard Wagner.

It also deals with the Schott and Strecker families of publishers, the dawn of modernity, the effects of two world wars, the years of post-war reconstruction, and the expansion into a modern media company and an international publishing group.

The richly illustrated volume is complemented by essays on the most important areas of the publishing house, especially on its educational commitment, as well as on topics such as the publishing archives and sheet music production.


Joy of Music – Discoveries from the Schott Archives

Virtuoso and Entertaining Pieces for Piano

Wilhelm Ohmen / Robert Schaefer


  • Treasures from the Schott Archives to mark the 250th anniversary of Schott Music
  • Original pieces and virtuoso arrangements of standard repertoire
  • Works by Alkan, Czerny, Gounod, Gottschalk, Liszt, Thalberg, Wagner and more


To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Schott Music, these treasures from the depths of the archives have been brought forward and reedited.

This anthology is aimed at professional musicians and advanced amateurs interested in interesting new discoveries off the standard repertoire. It mainly contains works from the Romantic era: virtuoso pièces de résistance and encores, expressive character pieces, gems of salon music or elaborate arrangements of well-known (opera) melodies.

Many of the original compositions and arrangements were written by major piano virtuosos of the 19th century.

Relax with Meditative Piano

40 Beautiful Pieces

Samantha Ward


  • Selected by Samantha Ward
  • Romantic to Modern
  • For intermediate to advanced pianists


A new addition to the best-selling Relax With…series, the 40 pieces in Relax with Meditative Piano have been selected and edited by the British concert pianist and educator Samantha Ward for their calming properties.

Primarily intended for making music at home, Meditative Piano features music from a wide range of eras, from Romantic to Modern and is a great addition to the repertoire for intermediate to advanced pianists.


Simply Driven

5 Virtuoso Pieces

Melanie Spanswick


• From the composer of the best-selling Play It Again series and A String of Pearls
• New repertoire for advanced/virtuoso pianists
• 5 characterful and minimalistic pieces for solo piano


Simply Driven is a collection of five pieces for advanced to virtuoso level pianists. Each piece has a completely different character, whilst still reflecting minimalist influences.

The pieces included are Frenzy, Aisa: Sand, Silk & Love, Engima, Chasm, and Time, and are designed to challenge even the most accomplished of performers.



Bartók for Guitar

Stylish arrangements of selected highlights

Bela Bartók


• Part of the Bartók Edition series

• Arranged for guitar

• For intermediate to advanced players


• Contains accompanying audio CD


Bartók for Guitar features selected highlights from Bartók’s most popular pedagogical repertoire including For Children, Mikrokosmos and others, arranged for Guitar (solo and duet) by Michael McCartney.


This book is part of the Boosey & Hawkes Bartók Edition series, showcasing stylish arrangements of highlights from the leading twentieth century composer for developing musicians to learn and enjoy.

New Arrangement by Lang Lang, Eliza Aria



Eliza Aria


From Wild Swans Suite


Elena Kats-Chernin


• Arranged for piano by Lang Lang

• Taken from Kats-Chernin’s ballet Wild Swans

• For intermediate players


This edition of Eliza Aria, a song from Elena Kats-Chernin’s 2002 ballet Wild Swans, contains a new piano arrangement as played by Lang Lang on his recent solo album, Piano Book.


Lang Lang, having personally arranged the piece
for piano, imbues the score with his own unique
approach to dynamics and ornamentation, allowing
this piano-miniature to stand strong as a work for
solo pianists.

New Kapustin Anthology



Piano Works


Nikolai Kapustin


• Contains some of Kapustin’s most popular piano works

• Jazz in a classical form

• Advanced to difficult pieces


This anthology contains some of Kapustin’s most popular
piano works: Sunrise (Daybreak) op. 26 – Suite in the Old
Style op. 28 – Toccatina op. 36 – Variations op. 41 – Motive
Force op. 45 – Big Band Sounds op. 46 – Contemplation op.


Nikolai Kapustin, born in 1937, is considered a pioneer of
the Soviet jazz scene. His music combines typical jazz idioms
with classical forms.

Third book in Easy Concert Pieces series for Clarinet Released



Easy Concert Pieces


For Clarinet and Piano


Rudolf Mauz


• Part of the Easy Concert Pieces Series

• Contains scores for the clarinettist and piano accompanist

• For intermediate players


The last book in the clarinet’s Easy Concert Pieces series. Contains pieces for intermediate players from a broad range of eras, Baroque to Modern. Recordings and backing tracks for all the pieces are included on the accompanying CD.

This volume is part of the series Easy Concert Pieces which offers a rich treasure trove of easy-to-play musical literature for lessons, concerts and leisure time. There are three books per instrument in the Easy Concert Pieces series, ascending in difficulty from very easy to intermediate.


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.