Friday, 5 April 2013

New Sheet Music this week, 5th April 2013

So, a number of new publications over the last week or so, despite the Easter holidays.

ABRSM has published a new book for piano diploma candidates, Piano Specimen Quick Studies, available to order now.

Sticking with ABRSM, they have also brought out a new reference book called Beethoven - An Extraordinary Life.

Ricordi has published a set of books, all entitled 20th Century Italian Composers, for guitar, piano,  cello (volume 1), Violin Volume 1 and Violin Volume 2.  Frustratingly the publicity information for these books is incomplete, so not all of them have a contents list attached as yet.

Moving to Concert Band, a new CD called Extreme Beethoven covers a number of pieces for Concert Band (including Extreme Beethoven), with soloist David Childs.

In terms of sheet music for concert band, we have Oswald's Fantasy on a Hebrew Folk Song, Satoshi Yagasawa's Hunting Scenes (based on traditional Taiwanese songs),   and The Best of Chicago.

Faber's new Graded Rock & Pop Series Songbooks have added grades 2-3 for bass, guitar, drums, keyboards and vocals.

Improve your Sight Reading for piano grade 3 in the new Trinity edition is also out this week.

A revised edition of Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata is also newly published.

And finally, a collection of piano works by Liszt: Album Leaves and Short Piano Pieces.