Newsletter - Presto Sheet Music News - August 2017

by James Longstaffe. 16th August 2017

Welcome to our August sheet music newsletter, including information regarding our current promotions. This month we've launched a special offer on Dover Scores, with 25% off their entire catalogue. We also have our selection of new sheet music publications, featuring titles from a range of instrumental categories.

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Special Offer - 25% off Dover Scores

25% off Dover Founded in 1941, Dover Publications specialises in high-quality, inexpensive reprints of older editions such as Breitkopf, Edition Peters, and many others. Until the end of September we are offering 25% off more than 750 of their scores and musical textbooks, including a wide range of orchestral, chamber music and opera scores.

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Special Offer - 25% off Alfred Music

Up to 25% off Alfred Alfred Music produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials spanning every instrument, style, and difficulty level. Published artists and composers include Bruce Springsteen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and The Rolling Stones, as well as music from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and many other films. Until the end of August we are offering 25% off their entire catalogue of over 40,000 items.

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Special Offer - 25% off Boosey & Hawkes

25% off Boosey Formed in 1930 through the merger of two well-established British music businesses, Boosey & Hawkes boasts an impressive catalogue of over 8,000 items. It is especially known for its range of twentieth-century and contemporary composers, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, Harrison Birtwistle, Steve Reich, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Copland, Stravinsky and many others. Until the end of August we are offering 25% off their entire range of publications.

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New Sheet Music Publications

Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major op. 5 (Score and Parts)

Antonín Dvorák’s first Piano Quintet in A major was never published during his lifetime, with the manuscript copy being the sole available source. This Bärenreiter edition presents the musical text from the Complete Edition of the Works of Antonín Dvorák, Volume IV/11.

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Easy Concert Pieces for Piano Volume 3

Volume Three of the Easy Concert Pieces series is aimed at advanced players who wish to refine their expression and personal interpretation. The pieces demand a great deal of dexterity and a high sense of rhythm, articulation and phrasing. Composers in this volume include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and several others.

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Play it again: Piano Book 2

Play it again: Piano uses real pieces from the repertoire to teach specific techniques and tips, getting you playing fluently once again. This second book is for the more confident ‘former’ piano player or for those continuing their journey from Book 1. Each of the twenty-one pieces is accompanied by easy-to-understand practice tips, all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again!

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La La Land Violin Play-Along

The Violin Play-Along series will help you play your favourite pieces quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the online audio to hear how the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. With the lyrics included in the book, you can choose to sing along too! This volume includes eight songs from the hit film, including City of Stars, Another Day of Sun, and Mia & Sebastian's Theme.

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More String Time Joggers (Teacher's Book with CD)

More String Time Joggers is an exciting collection from the authors of the award-winning Fiddle Time series. It provides enjoyable and inventive ensemble material for all string groups, in flexible scoring from two parts to large string ensemble. This Teacher's Book includes a piano accompaniment part.

Individual pupil books for violin, viola, cello, and double bass also available.

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Easy Improvisation for Flute

Easy Improvisation is a great way to learn the basics of improvising. The audio tracks include demonstration of the music on the page, as well as just the background rhythms and chords. Thirty different styles are included: rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, jazz, country, Bossa Nova, calypso, cha-cha, reggae, and more.

Also available for oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and keyboard percussion.

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Beauty And The Beast: Flute Play-Along

Ten songs from the live action movie adaptation of the Disney classic arranged for instrumentalists. Each book features online access to audio demonstration tracks for download or streaming to help you hear how the song should sound. Pieces include Be Our Guest, Days in the Sun, How Does a Moment Last Forever, Something There, and others.

Also available for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone, trumpet, and horn.

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Gabriel Fauré: Complete Songs Volume 2 for High Voice

Gabriel Fauré’s songs have long been riddled with misprints and inconsistencies. This first complete critical edition from Edition Peters is based on study of hundreds of manuscript and printed sources. This second volume comprises songs from Fauré’s creative maturity, including popular favourites such as Les Roses d’Ispahan and Clair de lune alongside lesser-known gems, together with his three vocal duets and the four-voice Madrigal.

Also available for medium voice.

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Dvořák: Songs II for High Voice and Piano

This second Bärenreiter volume of songs includes works from Dvořák's late period. Alongside cycles such as Love Songs, Op. 83 and Three Modern Greek Songs, Op. 50, it also contains some unknown and previously unpublished pieces: Lullaby and the posthumously published Song from The Smith of Lešetín. The songs are presented in chronological order, and contain the vocal text underlaid in three languages.

Also available for low voice.

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Annie (Vocal Selections)

This new edition of fourteen songs from the much-loved Broadway musical and classic motion picture has been arranged for piano and voice. It includes all-time favourites such as Tomorrow and It's The Hard-Knock Life.

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