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 New Publications, New Sheet Music Publications - October 2017

Welcome to our hand-picked highlights from amongst new and recent sheet music publications, which this month include piano music by Liszt, several collections of music for clarinet, operatic arias for soprano by Rameau, and songs by the Beatles arranged for ukulele.

Liszt: 3 Études de concert

Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro

This new edition is the first to take into consideration the composer's autograph, which had been missing for decades after having been bought by the French pianist François Lang in the mid-1930s. Also used as the engraver's copy, the autograph confirms an earlier suspicion, which is that the widely-used subtitles for each piece did not originate from the composer.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Most Relaxing Songs For Piano Solo

Forty soothing selections arranged for piano solo, including: Annie's Song, Brian's Song, Fields of Gold, Gabriel's Oboe, Imagine, My Heart Will Go On, Over the Rainbow, The Way We Were, You've Got a Friend, and many more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Benny Andersson: Piano

Music from ABBA, Chess and more - 21 Transcriptions for solo piano

With faithful transcriptions by Göran Arnberg, approved by Benny Andersson, plus introductory notes by music journalist Camilla Lundberg and photography documenting Benny’s career. Includes the songs I Let The Music Speak, You And I, Stockholm By Night, The Day Before You Came, Thank You For The Music, and many more!

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The Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music for Manuals

A collection of manuals-only organ music covering the church's year from Advent to Epiphany, containing arrangements of core repertoire from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, plus new pieces. Includes music by J S Bach, Berlioz, Liszt, Handel, James Pierpont, and others.

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Debussy: Valse romantique for clarinet and piano

Debussy's Valse romantique has been arranged for clarinet and piano by renowned pianist, Zoltán Kocsis. His arrangement pinpoints superbly the sensitive tunefulness of the waltz, adding to the clarinet repertoire a piece that plays well and is rewarding to perform.

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Easy Concert Pieces for clarinet and piano, Volume 1

25 Pieces from 4 Centuries

Featuring works from the Baroque to Modern eras, Volume 1 contains pieces playable in the first two years of lessons. The included piano accompaniments are also easy and therefore can be played by another student, or alternatively are all available on the play-along CD.

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Easy Concert Pieces for clarinet and piano, Volume 2

22 Pieces from 4 Centuries

Volume 2 continues in the same vein as the previous volume, with 22 pieces by composers such as Telemann, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Johann Strauss, Ravel, Joplin, Humperdinck, and others.

Available Format: Sheet Music/CD

Das fröhliche Weihnachtsliederheft (clarinet)

Favourite Christmas songs from Germany and around the world

Rudolf Mauz has arranged these pieces for clarinet and piano, some in a traditional style, others in an original way. All of the pieces are presented in a progressive order, while the piano part is easy to play and quite varied. Texts are included, providing interesting information and material for Christmas events.

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John O'Neill: The Saxophone Method, Volume 1

Alto Saxophone

A complete course for the beginner to intermediate saxophonist, starting with the essential foundation techniques of breathing, embouchure, tone production, and tonguing. By the end of the book you will understand the fundamentals of good technique, be familiar with common rhythms, have a solid grounding in music theory, and will have the confidence to play in many different styles.

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John O'Neill: The Saxophone Method, Repertoire Book 1

A book of repertoire to accompany Volume 1 of John O'Neill's Saxophone Method. Containing 75 pieces in total, it includes popular tunes such as Michael, Row The Boat, Suo-Gân, Annie Laurie, and Auld Lang Syne, alongside music by Satie, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and many others.

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The Beatles: Strum & Sing Ukulele

The Beatles: Strum & Sing Ukulele includes lyrics, chord symbols and ukulele chord diagrams for 40 classic songs from the lads from Liverpool. Includes: All My Loving, Blackbird, Can't Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Penny Lane, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday, and more.

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The Hal Leonard Handbell Method

Whether you're an experienced musician or you don't read music at all yet, this step-by-step guide will teach you the basic skills and techniques you need for ringing in a handbell or handchime choir. A Director's Guide is also included, offering insights and rehearsal suggestions for several pieces in the book. Instructional material is demonstrated clearly with photos and illustrations.

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Rameau: Operatic Arias for Soprano, Volume 3

The latest volume in Bärenreiter's series contains large-scale arias and ariettas for lyric soprano from Rameau's prologues and divertissements. Alongside detailed historical introductions, each number is preceded by a brief account of the dramatic situation, as well as an English translation of the vocal text.

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The Graded Song Collection

The Graded Song Collection features a variety of popular songs for voice and piano accompaniment, suitable for singers of grade 2 to 5 level. Including movie favourites such as Moana, Annie, and Mary Poppins, as well as classics like We'll Meet Again and I Love Paris.

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Warm-Ups for Changing Voices

A changing voice is just one of countless physiological and emotional changes that students experience. This book is an accessible resource for any choir director looking to foster stronger, more capable musicians, and offers 25 warm-up exercises along with customised, grade-specific tips for using them along with free access to accompanying audio recordings.

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Lilian Dericq & Étienne Guéreau: Jazz Theory & Workbook

Jazz Theory & Workbook is designed for all instrumentalists eager to understand how jazz standards are constructed, and is also a great resource for arrangers and composers seeking new writing tools. In this structured method, every new concept is clearly presented and explained, put in context with one or more musical examples, and then consolidated with a set of written exercises.

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Steve Reich: Quartet for 2 pianos and 2 vibraphones

Study Score

The use of two pianos and two percussion has appeared in many of Steve Reich's works. First performed in London in 2014, Quartet is one of his more complex pieces: it frequently changes key and often breaks off continuity to pause or take up new material. Though the parts are not unduly difficult, it calls for a high level of ensemble virtuosity.

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