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 New Publications, New Sheet Music Publications - March 2018

Welcome to our hand-picked highlights from amongst new and recent sheet music publications, which this month include music from the films Paddington 2 and The Greatest Showman, a new edition of Bach's Cello Suites from Bärenreiter, critical editions of works by Richard Strauss and Smetana, and a collection of songs by Smokey Robinson.

Piano & Organ

Debussy: Valse Romantique for piano

In his youth Debussy composed a series of short, stand-alone piano pieces, including this Valse romantique, written at the same time as the two Arabesques and the Suite bergamasque. This charming waltz is of moderate difficulty and thus ideal either as a pedagogical piece or for concert performance.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Paddington 2 (Piano Selections)

This folio presents selections from the soundtrack of the critically-acclaimed Paddington 2, arranged by composer Dario Marianelli for intermediate-level piano. It includes full-colour imagery from the film, a specially-prepared foreword, and a bonus arrangement of The Pop-Up Book for piano duet.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Beatles For Kids (Easy Piano)

Fourteen Fab Four favourites arranged for easy piano, with practice tips for learning each song. This volume includes songs such as All You Need Is Love, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday, and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Taylor Swift: Easy Piano Anthology

Twenty of the biggest hits from superstar Taylor Swift's pop and country recording career in easy piano arrangements with lyrics. Songs include You Belong With Me, Mean, Love Story, Teardrops on My Guitar, I Knew You Were Trouble, and many more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Penderecki: Agnus Dei (Organ)

from Polish Requiem

This is an arrangement for organ by Oskar Gottlieb Blarr of the Agnus Dei from Krzysztof Penderecki's Polish Requiem (originally written for a cappella chorus).

Available Format: Sheet Music

Strings & Guitar

Bach, J.S: Six Cello Suites

Urtext of the New Revised Bach Edition

Bärenreiter's new edition presents a fundamental reassessment of the relationship between the surviving sources. Editor Andrew Talle's conclusions and evaluations are augmented with thorough discussions of the instrument for which the suites were conceived and the interpretative practices in Bach's day.

Also available in a hardback edition.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Christopher Norton's Microjazz Expansions for Violin

Sparkling interpretations of nine Microjazz classics, adapted and arranged for violin and piano accompaniment by Rachel Jennings. These lively and stylish pieces are ideal for teaching, performance examinations, concerts, and encores. The volume includes detailed pedagogical notes as well as audio demonstrations and accompaniment tracks for practice.

Available Format: Sheet Music/CD

Janáček: Mládí (Youth)

Arrangement for String Quartet (Set of Parts)

This piece reflects Janáček's memories of childhood and youth in his native Hukvaldy and the Augustinian Abbey in Brno. Kryštof Maratka, a Czech composer resident in France and a great admirer of Janáček, has arranged the original wind sextet version to produce this addition to the string quartet repertoire.

Study Score also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Disney Songs - Beginning Solo Guitar

Each solo in this book combines melody and harmony in “chord-melody” style, playable with either a pick or fingers. Songs include Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Some Day My Prince Will Come, When You Wish Upon a Star, Whistle While You Work, You've Got a Friend in Me, and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

How To Play Blues Bass

Learn, Create And Apply Your Own Blues Bass Lines

Explore various twelve-bar blues forms, the shuffle feel, walking lines, box patterns, tone, turnarounds, passing tones, and transitions to establish a great blues groove. Use the accompanying audio to play along with a professional band in shuffle, slow blues, rumba, and blues rock styles.

Available Format: Sheet Music/Online Audio


101 Popular Songs for Flute

A collection of 101 timeless pop songs, including such favourites as Billie Jean, Hey Jude, Lean on Me, Piano Man, Stand by Me, Sweet Home Alabama, and dozens more.

Also available for several other wind, brass, and string instruments.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Easy Concert Pieces for Alto Saxophone - Volume 2

23 Pieces from 6 Centuries

This series provides works from the Renaissance to the Modern era, carefully selected according to technical and musical requirements. Volume Two contains intermediate pieces by Purcell, Telemann, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Gounod, Humperdinck, Elgar, and others.

Available Format: Sheet Music/CD


Hal Leonard Drumset Method – Book 1

Designed for anyone just starting to learn the drums, this comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide is based on years of teaching drum students of all ages. It includes hours of audio tracks for demonstration and play-along, plus video lessons by drum master Gregg Bissonette.

Available Format: Sheet Music


Dvořák: Gypsy Songs, op. 55 (High Voice)

Dvořák's song cycle on words by the Czech poet Adolf Heyduk was written at the beginning of 1880 at the request of the Bohemian tenor Gustav Walter, a member of the Vienna Court Opera and the work’s dedicatee. For this Bärenreiter Urtext, the editor Veronika Vejvodová has taken the original print as her main source.

Also available for low voice.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Greatest Showman (Piano, Vocal & Guitar)

Selections from the musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, which features a soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame. This songbook includes arrangements of nine songs, including the Golden Globe-winning This Is Me.

Also available for easy piano.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Character Songs From Musical Theatre - Women's Edition

Character roles are a staple of musical theatre. Rather than romantic leads, they tend to be comic roles, villains, or off-beat secondary parts. This collection presents some of their songs from musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Hairspray, Grease, The Producers, and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Femme Fatale

27 Songs of Seduction and Betrayal

Twenty-seven songs of seduction and betrayal arranged for piano, voice and guitar, including Bad Romance, Black Magic Woman, Cold As Ice, Killer Queen, Rolling in the Deep, Unfaithful, You Give Love a Bad Name, and others.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Smokey Robinson: Sheet Music Collection

Seventeen Smokey Robinson classics arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Includes Ain't That Peculiar, Being with You, Get Ready, Going to a Go-Go, I Second That Emotion, My Girl, and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music


Smetana: Šárka (Full Score)

Šárka is the third symphonic poem in Smetana’s six-part cycle Má vlast. The score of the first edition did not appear in print until 1888, four years after Smetana's death. Owing to the many errors in the first edition, Hugh Macdonald has based this new Bärenreiter edition on the autograph score with annotations by Adolf Cech, who conducted the premiere on 17th March 1877.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Richard Strauss: Don Juan (Full Score)

New Critical Edition

The latest volume in the first scholarly critical edition of Richard Strauss’s complete musical oeuvre presents the tone poem, Don Juan, composed in 1888. This new edition has taken into account all available sources, and is illustrated with informative facsimile pages.

Available Format: Sheet Music