Tuesday, 13 March 2012

New Sheet Music This Week, 13th March 2012

Be honest, the tuba isn't one of your favourite solo instruments, is it?  Generally confined to playing oompah in the back row, there is a real lack of good music for the instrument.  So here is a new publication, called Let's Play Tuba, with tunes and a playalong CD, long overdue I think.  The nice thing is they've published three versions: C Tuba, E flat Bass (TC and BC) and B flat Bass (TC and BC).  They're on my stock list for my next order.
Trinity Rock & Pop have just published their Grade 3 books across all the instruments, and you can now apply for the exams.

Trinity have also published the 2011 theory papers

For teachers, Kodaly's Principles in Practice has just been published, containing notes and observations of his teaching methods.

Barenreiter has been busy working on new urtext editions of Schumann's Forest Scenes,  Scenes from Childhood, and Moments Musicaux and Schubert's Impromptus.

Van der Roost's Ballad for Bass Trombone, first performed in 2009, has now been published with piano reduction.

While this is not classic wedding material, I Want to Break Free for String Quartet might be suitable for a couple with a good sense of humour!

For Concert Band, we have Mykonos, A Little Irish Suite,  and I'm planning on adding more concert band music as soon as I can.

For brass ensembles, we have some new publications from Winwood: Lupo's Fantasia, Coperario's Fantasia,  Ferrasbosco's Fantasia and In Nomine, and finally another In Nomine by Gibbons.

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