Friday, 4 December 2009

New Music This Week

One of the problems with 18th century music is the requirement to improvise cadenzas, a skill which is difficult to master - I never did!

So a new publication - example cadenzas for Mozart's oboe concerto - is sure to be of help to young oboists, as this music is a staple of the repertoire. Written by Melinda Maxwell, it gives ideas and suggestions for suitable improvisations.

Another publication new to the website is Ten Supplementary Studies for Young Brass Players by Colin Moore. Useful as sight reading practice in preparation for exams, these graded studies are published with bass and treble clef versions in the same book.

In other news, courier and postal deliveries are starting to be a little erratic in the run-up to Christmas. If you want music for Christmas, please order early as there are only two weeks left before the Christmas shutdown.

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