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2019/11/18

Jazz Harmony- Think – Listen – Play

A Practical Approach

Frank Sikora

 

  • In-depth analysis of Jazz and Pop songs
  • Includes examples, exercises and assignments
  • Downloadable MP3 play-along tracks and online material
  • For intermediate to advanced players

 

 

This book aims to establish as close a relationship as possible between theory, the ear and the instrument. Jazz Harmony- Think, Listen, Play is a comprehensive approach to improvisation, translating knowledge into sound and developing the musical imagination. Its aim is to provide a rewarding journey whilst helping the player find their ‘inner voice’.

2019/10/29

Grade by Grade

Double Bass

Catherine Elliott

 

 

  • Complete repertoire resource for grades 1 to 5
  • Diverse collection of pieces with practice and performance tips
  • Includes numerous grade-appropriate exercises and audio demonstrations
  • Piano accompaniment included

 

 

This series draws on the rich and varied Boosey & Hawkes catalogue of classical, contemporary and educational repertoire, for the aspiring Grade 1 to 5 double bassists.

Each volume contains grade-appropriate scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and improvisation activities, as well as aural awareness tasks.

Grade by Grade is ideal for teaching, exam preparation and performance.

Best of Beethoven

30 Famous Pieces for Piano

Hans-Günter Heumann

 

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

 

To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday, Schott Music presents a new collection of his most popular works for piano.

Heumann has compiled 30 original works and arrangements, including “Für Elise”, “Moonlight Sonata”, and “Ode to Joy”, all in one volume.

Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions, and an easy-to-read layout, this collection is ideal for both teaching and playing for fun.

Songs of Peace

Vocal Score

Will Todd

 

  • Contains 6 movements about love and loss
  • Easy to intermediate level
  • Written in memory of Will Todd’s mother
  • Optional jazz trio accompaniment available

 

 

Although not a conventional Requiem, Todd’s six-movement work about love and loss might be appropriate in a memorial context, but should by no means be confined to it.

It can also be seen as ‘life-affirming’ work, characterised by Todd’s recognisable jazz-infused
harmonic language, memorable melodies, and powerful and personal texts.

Songs of Peace may be performed complete or as separate movements, two of which are scored for upper voices.

It includes a piano accompaniment with optional bass and drums.

Prélude “Silvius Leopold Weiss”

For Guitar

Manuel Maria Ponce

 

  • Composed in a baroque style
  • Written for the famous guitarist Andrés Segovia
  • Intermediate to advanced level

 

 

Composed by Manuel Ponce, this Prelude always appeared under the name of the reputable lute composer Silvius Leopold Weiss in Segovia’s repertoire.

In this first edition, the original version for solo guitar has been reconstructed and is now available as part of the Guitar Archive series.

 

My First Tchaikovsky

Easiest Piano Pieces by P.I. Tchaikovsky

Wilhelm Ohmen

 

  • Contains Tchaikovsky’s easiest works in one volume
  • Easy to intermediate level
  • For teaching and playing at home

 

My First Tchaikovsky contains a varied selection of the Russian composer’s original and popular pieces, suitable for beginners to intermediate pianists.

The repertoire includes works from Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young for beginners, as well as pieces from The Seasons and 12 pieces for intermediate players. Arrangements from the ballet, The Nutcracker, also feature for players wanting something slightly more demanding.

 

Portraits

45 Original Piano Pieces

Schott Piano Classics

 

  • 45 pieces ranging from the baroque to the modern era
  • For intermediate to advanced players
  • Contains a variety of composers presented in chronological order

 

The theme of this collection is the representation of people through music. The 45 original works for piano reflect the fascination composers have had over musical portraits for 4 centuries.

Portraits is part of the Schott Piano Classics series and provides the player with a wide range of composers including Couperin, Bach, Schumann, Heller and Debussy.

Metamorphosen

Realisation for string septet

Rudolf Leopold

 

  • Realisation of Strauss’ late masterpiece, Metamorphosen
  • Advanced level
  • Chamber music setting for string septet

 

Rudolf Leopold prepared this septet performance version of Strauss’ Metamorphosen using elements from both the original short and final scores.

Discovered in 1990, Strauss’ short score of Metamorphosen was originally conceived for seven strings. He however changed his mind when he received a composition commission for a 23-piece string section from the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Leopold, a Concert Cellist and Professor of Cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, had his realisation of Metamorphosen published in 1996.

St John Passion

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

James Macmillan

 

  • Scored for Baritone solo, small chorus, large chorus
    and orchestra
  • MacMillan’s first Passion setting, composed in 2007
  • Divided into two parts, with 10 movements overall

 

One of the most successful composers of today Sir James MacMillan, dedicated his St John Passion to Sir Colin Davis for his 80th birthday. This ambitious setting of the Passion according to St John was premiered at the Barbican and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

This study score is part of the Hawkes Pocket Scores series, a range which has become synonymous with the best in 20th and 21st century music.

Cello Duets

34 Original Violoncello Duets from 5 Centuries

Beverley Ellis and Rainer Mohrs

 

 

  • Contains a wide selection of pieces from the Renaissance to the present day
  • Covers 1st to 7th positions
  • Easy to intermediate
  • Equal voicing sharing the melodic themes

 

This great value publication contains 34 original duets for both students and amateur musicians. Featuring works from a wide range of eras, including well-known pieces by Dotzauer, Kummer, Lee, Offenbach and Reinagle, as well as some lesser-known works by Morley, Boccherini, Schönebeck and Hindemith.

Other editions from the Cellissimo series include Appassionato for intermediate players and Arietta for beginners, both of which are scored for cello and piano.