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2020/09/10

La donna è mobile

25 popular opera melodies arranged for violin and piano

Wolfgang Birtel (arr.)

 

  • Arrangements for violin
  • Great repertoire resource
  • For intermediate violinists

 

The latest addition to the Violinissimo series, La donna è mobile, presents well-known opera melodies and audience favourites in 25 moderately difficult arrangements for violin and piano.

Featuring such classics as “Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville, “The Clog Dance” from La Fille mal gardée, and “Brindisi” from La traviata, there’s sure to be a melody here to entertain any opera fan.

Suitable for intermediate level violinists, the repertoire can be used in lessons or as an ideal addition to concert performances.

2020/08/26

Best of Bach

30 Famous Pieces for Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach / Hans-Günter Heumann (arr.)

 

  • 30 well-known pieces for piano
  • Easy to intermediate pieces
  • Includes practical performance notes

 

This collection of compositions and arrangements for piano presents a selection of pieces by J.S. Bach that will thrill any pianist.

Featuring popular works such as the ‘Prelude and Fugue in C major’, the ‘Air’ from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 and the ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’, the pieces are of an easy or intermediate standard, with fingerings and metronome suggestions added.

The collection is recommended not only for teaching purposes, but to anyone who enjoys playing the piano as a hobby.

Best of Mozart

30 Famous Pieces for Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Hans-Günter Heumann (arr.)

 

  • 30 well-known pieces for piano
  • Easy to intermediate pieces
  • Includes practical performance notes

 

This collection of compositions and arrangements for piano presents a selection of pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that will delight any pianist.

Featuring popular works such as the ‘Sonata facile’, the first movement from ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ and various opera arias, the pieces are of an easy or intermediate standard, with fingerings and metronome suggestions added.

The collection is recommended not only for teaching purposes, but to anyone who enjoys playing the piano as a hobby.

Suite italienne

For Solo Viola

Igor Stravinsky / Kim Kashkashian (arr.)

 

  • Viola arrangement of Stravinsky’s Suite italienne, from the 1920 ballet, Pulcinella
  • Advanced level
  • Arrangement by Grammy Award-winning violist and teacher Kim Kashkashian

 

Drawing on the composer’s transcriptions for violin (with Samuel Dushkin) and for cello (with Gregor Piatigorsky), Kim Kashkashian has produced a long-overdue viola version of this neoclassical masterpiece.

The choice of movements from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite differs between those for violin and cello; Kashkashian has in turn made a slightly different selection comprising Introduzione, Serenata, Aria, Tarantella, Toccata and Minuetto e Finale.

A show-stopping addition to the repertory of modern viola music.

Suite italienne

For Solo Double Bass

Igor Stravinsky / Brian Powell (arr.)

 

  • Double Bass arrangement of Stravinsky’s Suite italienne, from the 1920 ballet, Pulcinella
  • Advanced level
  • Arrangement by Associate Professor at Frost School of Music and double bass performer Brian Powell

 

This transcription of Suite italienne is the first full-scale composition by Igor Stravinsky to enter the double bass solo repertoire.

The selection of movements has been widened, continuing a practice Stravinsky established with his instrumental collaborators (Dushkin and Piatigorsky) of allowing the performers to select material from the ballet Pulcinella. The Vivo movement especially is derived directly from the orchestral Pulcinella Suite: widely recognised by classical bassists as one of the most significant solos in the orchestral repertoire, the bass part is faithfully reproduced as in the original score.

The suite possesses an abundance of flare and technical virtuosity that will excite audiences.

 

Sing from Your Core

The Vocal Body

Jole Berlage-Buccellati

 

  • For singers of all abilities
  • Designed to develop the connection between the body with the voice
  • Learn how to unlock your own unique vocal potential

 

This book addresses singers of all kinds, from professionals to amateurs. It is about empowerment. The voice is different from any other instrument because it is a part of your body – emanating from your core. You are the instrument.

The core principle of this book is that joyful and successful singing has a lot more to do with body coherence, vital energy connection and embodied communication than with viewing the voice mostly from a functional perspective. This book encourages you to experiment with surrender, involvement and body awareness. One of the many benefits of this approach is that it can help to reduce performance anxiety and stage fright.

If you want to express with your own unique vocal quality, then this book is for you. If you are curious about your expressive potential, if you are curious about what your next inspirational step might be, this book is for you.

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.

2020/04/06

Joy of Music – Discoveries from the Schott Archives

Virtuoso and Entertaining Pieces for Clarinet and Piano

Rudolf Mauz / Rainer Mohrs

 

  • Treasures from the Schott Archives to mark the 250th anniversary of Schott Music
  • Original pieces and virtuoso arrangements of standard repertoire
  • Works by Baermann, Gregoir, Küffner, Iwan Müller, Rossini, and more

 

To mark the 250th anniversary of Schott Music, these treasures have been uncovered from the archives, reedited and presented in these beautiful editions.

This anthology is aimed at intermediate to advanced clarinetists looking for some interesting new discoveries away from the standard repertoire. Containing works largely from the Romantic era, these are virtuoso pièces de résistance and encores, expressive character pieces, gems of salon music and elaborate arrangements of well-known melodies and themes.

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

Joy of Music – Discoveries from the Schott Archives

Virtuoso and Entertaining Pieces for Cello and Piano

Beverley Ellis / Rainer Mohrs

 

  • Treasures from the Schott Archives to mark the 250th anniversary of Schott Music
  • Original pieces and virtuoso arrangements of standard repertoire
  • Works by Franchomme, Goltermann, Lee, Offenbach, Piatti, de Swert, Wagner, and more

 

To mark the 250th anniversary of Schott Music, these treasures have been uncovered from the archives, reedited and presented in these beautiful editions.

This anthology is aimed at intermediate to advanced cellists looking for some interesting new discoveries away from the standard repertoire. Containing works largely from the Romantic era, these are virtuoso pièces de résistance and encores, expressive character pieces, gems of salon music and elaborate arrangements of well-known melodies and themes.

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