Wednesday, 25 May 2011

New Music This Week 25/05/11

Here's a quick round up of new publications now on the website:

Teenage Cool Clarinet Repertoire Book 2 - pieces to accompany the second tutor book in the series.

Classic FM: Hall of Fame - best loved tunes from classical works, arranged for piano. Includes Pachelbel's Canon, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, among others.

Red Hot Violin - a new series of famous tunes and songs, arranged for violin of Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6 standard.

Guitar Basics Repertoire - a collection of folk songs, classical tunes and film music for young guitarists.

Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March (think Last Night of the Proms) has been given a makeover for those who don't have a full orchestra to hand. An arrangement for piano is now on the website, but I can see further down the list of new music that there are also arrangements for other instruments too, will add those as I get to them.

Movie Classics for Sax, another title in the Schott Saxophone Lounge, brings arrangements of 14 famous film melodies for alto sax and tenor sax. Includes Hit the Road Jack and Pink Panther, with CD.

A collection of Love Ballads for piano completes this week's round up, tunes for romance, with an accompanying CD.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Music This Week 18/05/11

Trinity has just published the 2010 Theory Papers for all grades. They can be found on this page of the webshop.
Trinity has also published a set of supplementary exercises or grades 1 to 5, to be used in conjunction with the Theory workbooks. They can be found on the same page as above.
Kevin Mayhew has brought out more books in the Teenage Cool Clarinet series: Tutor Book 2.
In music for piano, the 200th Anniversary of Franz Liszt has prompted new publications from Wiener Urtext: Consolations, Dreams of Love and Pathways to Franz Liszt.
Wiener Urtext has also published a new edition of Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, one of the most important piano works of the 20th century.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New Music This Week, 03/05/11

With the Associated Board changing the aural parts of their exams and publishing their new Aural Training in Practice books (Grades 1-3 and 4-5), Faber Music are in the process of publishing revised versions of their series, Improve your Aural.

As is often the case when a publisher revises a whole series, not all the books are available yet and the order of publication seems slightly random. So available now are Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grades 7-8.

A new publication for piano from Christopher Norton, Microballads, is designed for pre-Grade 1 to Grade 3.

At this time of year I start to get swamped by pamphlets from publisher telling me about new publications and not-so-new publications which they think I might have missed. Plus the exam boards start to give advance notice of their new syllabus and related publications which will start to come out in June. So I'll start to wade through all of this and do weekly updates again.