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2020/01/13

Metamorphosen

Transcription for Piano Solo

Richard Strauss

 

• Piano transcription of Richard Strauss’ late masterpiece, Metamorphosen
• Advanced level
• Transcription by composer and author Gustave Samazeuilh

 

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.

This transcription by Gustave Samazeuilh (1877–1967) is dedicated to Dr Ernst Roth, music editor at Boosey & Hawkes, and was approved by Strauss himself.

The manuscript came to light a few years ago during relocation of archived materials at Boosey & Hawkes. A pupil of d’Indy and Dukas, Samazeuilh was a life-long friend and supporter of Strauss and made many piano transcriptions of his orchestral works.

Miserere

Songs of Mercy and Redemption

Karl Jenkins

 

• New large work for mixed choir in 13 movements
• For intermediate to advanced singers
• Piano reduction for Decca CD (481 8580)

 

Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption is a sequence of reflections on the theme of mercy, in response to the recent and ongoing tragic conflicts in the Middle East and other regions.

Woven around verses selected from Psalm 51, the inspiration for composers from Allegri to Pärt, the work features an eclectic range of settings of Rumi, St Thomas Aquinas, Isaac Watts, Carol Barratt and Dylan Thomas.

Scored for countertenor (or mezzo-soprano), solo cello, mixed chorus, strings, harp and percussion, Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption is a profound meditation on humanity and atonement, from the composer of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Requiem, The Peacemakers and Stabat Mater.

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.