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Print Music Preview: January

Looking to brush up your piano skills for the new year? We have some really great selections featured in this month's Print Music Preview. Read more about each piece or collection below. If you'd like to order one for yourself, just contact Print Music Manager Joel Hurd at 901-302-3313,

Piano Solo Sheet Music

PAUL CARDALL – 40 HYMNS FOR FORTY DAYS:  $24.99

Contemporary jazz pianist Paul Cardall released his 3-disc set of his performances of 40 timeless hymns in 2015. Our matching folio features piano solo arrangements of all 40 songs, including: Amazing Grace (for piano, cello and violin) • Be Still, My Soul • For the Beauty of the Earth • God Be with You 'Til We Meet Again • How Firm a Foundation • In the Garden • Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam • The Lord Is My Shepherd • Sweet Hour of Prayer • There Is a Green Hill Far Away • Were You There? • and more.

 

 

 

FROM MY BOOK OF MELODIES:  $16.99 

This is the first publication to feature the piano music of young English composer and pianist Alma Deutscher, complementing her recorded album on Sony Classical. Critics describe her work as “indeed miraculous,” having “the poetry of Franz Schubert...the grace, lightness and brilliance of Mozart,” and “wit and spirit.”

CONTENTS: For Antonia • The Lonely Pine-Tree • Summer in Mondsee • Up in the Sky • When the Day Falls into Darkness • The Star of Hope • In Memoriam • The Chase • Sixty Minutes Polka • I Think of You (G-flat major and G major versions) • Siren Sounds Waltz

 

 

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA PIANO COLLECTION:  $17.99

This collection features piano arrangements of 15 tangos by the master, including: Adios Nonino • Chiquilin de Bachin • Libertango • Milonga Del Angel • Oblivion • Tango Apasionado • Verano Porteno • and more.

 

 

 

 

SHOWSTOPPERS, BOOK 1:  $8.99

10 Original Easy Intermediate-Level Piano Solos in Progressive Order

The Jennifer Linn Series features carefully leveled collections of either popular music arrangements or original compositions. The pieces or songs in each book are placed in a progressive order so students can learn new skills as they advance through the book. Written for piano students of all ages, there are five levels in the series: Early Bird (Pre-Staff), Easy Elementary, Elementary+, Easy Intermediate, Intermediate+.

The Showstoppers Book 1 collection includes 10 easy intermediate originals: Rainbow Dreams • Bluebird Lullaby • Tricky Traffic • A Sprinkle of Rain • Tiger Chase • Stargazer Suite (four movements: 1. Black Hole; 2. Falling Star; 3. Lost Star; 4. Supernova) • Prelude to the Brave.

KEYS FOR THE KINGDOM – PERFORMANCE BOOK series

A Progressive Piano Method for the Christian Student

Keys for the Kingdom is a fully-graded piano pieces series designed especially for the Christian student. While learning the basic concepts of piano playing, the student is introduced to many styles of sacred music: the wealth of great hymnody, songs and psalms of the church, as well as great classics in piano literature that every student needs to excel in musical study.

The multi-key, stylistically diverse series introduces basic concepts of rhythm, intervals, scales, chords, music theory, artistry and improvisation. Each method book establishes a gradual, steady pace for the developing student. Calling on decades of teaching experience, the authors have fashioned new ways of reaching proven concepts.

LEVEL A:  $7.99

The Level A Performance Book includes the songs:  Children Of The King; Elijah; Follow; Frog On The Keyboard; Get On Board!; Glory Be to God; God's Love; Holy God, We Praise Your Name; How Firm A Foundation; I'll Sing Alleluia; I'm a Little Teapot; Jesus Loves Me; Jesus, Work Beside Me; Kind Shepherd; Mary's Little Lamb; Old MacDonald; Rainbow of Promise; 'Round and 'Round; Songs of Faith; Traffic Jam!; Winter Snow!

 

 

 

 

LEVEL B:  $7.99

Performance Book Level B includes 22 songs:  Alleluia! Alleluia!; Blest Be the Tie That Binds; Creator of the Stars at Night; The Donkey; Echoes of an Ancient Forest; Flight To Egypt; Folk Song; Hand Play; I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus; I Will Awaken the Dawn; Jesus In The Morning; Jubilate Deo; Let Everything Praise the Lord!; Lord, Take My Talents; Nighttime Promise; O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; Praise Him! Sing Alleluia!; Promised Land; Ring the Bells; Rise And Shine; Roses By Strauss; Song of the Great Spirit; Tears Of David; Wedding At Cana.

 

 

 

LEVEL C:  $7.99

Performance Book Level B includes 22 songs:  America, the Beautiful; Call To Thanksgiving; Carillon; Cascades; The Chariot Race; Come To Me, Ye Weary; Deep River; Festive Introit; Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise; Jericho Night; Jesus Loves The Little Children; Joseph Had a Coat of Many Colors; Just a Closer Walk with Thee; La Chasse; Lord, As to Thy Dear Cross We Flee; Lydia's Spinning Song; Reaching; The Royal Procession; The Tears Of Job; To Be Like Jesus; Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus; We Worship And Adore You. 

 

 

 

Rogue Dances by Christopher oill:  $5.50

Late Intermediate
This collection of three, highly original pieces brings popular music styles to the forefront. They are called “rogue” because typically one would hear them on the dance floor, but these are designed for the recital hall. Electronic dance music (EDM), country stylings, and disco-funk will also sound great on both acoustic and digital keyboards. All three are as fun to play as they are to hear!

 

 

 

Outdoor Suite, Op. 54 by Robert Schultz:  $5.95

This set of character pieces encourages student pianists to expand their vision and awareness of dynamic shading, contrasting articulations, touch and expression. Each of the six solos has been carefully crafted to fit the technical ability of the advancing elementary pianist. Each title can be performed as an individual work, or in any combination to create a set, or as a complete suite.

 

 

 

Party Polka by Kevin Costley:  $3.95

Early Intermediate - One Piano/Four Hands
Play this fun and energetic polka at your next piano party! It’s in the key of G major with the primo/secondo stacked. The primo has a catchy melody, which shows up in the secondo towards the end. The secondo presents easy-to-play accompaniment patterns. Reading ledger lines is required for both parts.

 

 

 

Oh, So Pretty! by Christopher Oill:  $3.95

Intermediate/ Late Intermediate
A beautiful ballad that will make you want to say “Oh, so pretty!”. The memorable motif starts in E flat major, then modulates to G flat major, and finally back to E flat major. The left hand plays mostly arpeggios resulting in lush, gorgeous harmonies.

 

 

 

POnd Reflections by Nancy Lau:  $3.50

Late Elementary
Easy pieces in an impressionist style are hard to find. This little gem will delight both young and old students. It’s two pages long and in the key of F major with no eighth notes. It serves as an excellent introduction to harmonic pedaling.

 

 

 

Jazz Sheet Music

JAZZ GUITAR IMPROVISATION STRATEGIES:  $24.99

Learn to improvise fluently over common jazz progressions. Learn to use simple source material, such as four-note “cells,” and characteristic bebop motifs to help you make fast progress towards “making the changes” while developing creative, flowing, balanced solos, in the bebop and post-bop styles exemplified by artists such as Charlie Parker, Joe Pass, and John Coltrane. You will explore many improvisation strategies, such as fingering guidelines, articulation (picking/legato, etc.), practice approaches, and more, and apply them to exercises and etudes.

 

 

 

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ STYLES DUETS - COMPLETE EDITION:  $14.99

All 15 pieces from Gillock's classic New Orleans Jazz Styles series adapted for piano duet and in one collection! These beloved, bouncy tunes encourage fabulous music-making and fun collaborations! Duet partners often become friends for life. Titles: After Midnight • Bill Bailey • Bourbon Street Saturday Night • Canal Street Blues • The Constant Bass • Dixieland Combo • Downtown Beat • Frankie and Johnny (Theme and Variations) • Mardi Gras • Mississippi Mud • Mister Trumpet Man • New Orleans Blues • New Orleans Nightfall • Taking It Easy • Uptown Blues. Includes access to audio files online for practice.

 

 

 

COUNTERPOINT IN JAZZ ARRANGING:  $24.99 

Add dimension and interest to your music. This essential, core material is for anyone who arranges jazz standards or writes original jazz compositions. This book will help you craft melodies, countermelodies, bass lines, and grooves. It will help you manage the intricacies of interactive lines, control dissonance, and improve melodic development.

Carefully guided exercises let you practice exploring and controlling contrapuntal relationships. The accompanying recordings demonstrate techniques in typical jazz arrangements. Audio tracks feature a live jazz ensemble of veteran Berklee faculty members, illustrating the counterpoint examples so that you can hear them applied in a realistic musical context.

 

Piano / Vocal / Guitar

JASON ROBERT BROWN COLLECTION – VOLUME 2:  $24.99

24 Selections from Shows and Albums

This collection features a biography of and notes from JRB and 24 selections from the shows Bridges of Madison County, 13: The MusicalHoneymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years and the album How We React and How We Recover. Songs are arranged for voice with piano accompaniment and include: All Things in Time • Almost Real • Always Better • Another Life • Anywhere but Here • Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles • Being a Geek • Brand New You • Fifty Years Long • Hope • I Love Betsy • Invisible • It All Fades Away • Jason's Song (Gave It Away) • A Little More Homework • Melinda • Opportunity • Out of the Sun • Sanctuary • Singing You Home • A Song About Your Gun • Still Hurting • Wait 'Til You See What's Next • What It Means to Be a Friend.

 

SAM SMITH – LOVE GOES:  $19.99

17 songs in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar from Smith's third studio album released in 2020. Includes the title track plus: Dancing with a Stranger • Diamonds • Fire on Fire • How Do You Sleep? • I'm Ready • Kids Again • My Oasis • Promises • To Die For • and more.

 

 

 

 

DISNEY GOES CLASSICAL:  $19.99

All the pieces from the album Disney Goes Classical presented in classical versions of iconic Disney themes, arranged for solo piano, and piano/vocal/guitar where appropriate. Songs include: Almost There (from The Princess and the Frog) • The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book) • Beauty and the Beast • Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from The Lion King) • Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas) • Go the Distance (from Hercules) • How Far I'll Go (from Moana) • I See the Light (from Tangled) • Let It Go (from Frozen) • Overture from Mary Poppins • Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid) • Reflection (from Mulan) • When She Loved Me (from Toy Story 2) • When You Wish Upon a Star (from Pinocchio) • A Whole New World (from Aladdin).

 

 

Easy Piano

THE 40 MOST-STREAMED DISNEY SONGS:  $24.99

Beginning pianists will love learning to play the Disney songs they stream most frequently! This impressive 264-page collection features 40 songs in accessible easy piano arrangements with lyrics, including: Beauty and the Beast • Hakuna Matata • How Far I'll Go • I See the Light • Let It Go • Love Is an Open Door • Reflection • Under the Sea • A Whole New World • You'll Be in My Heart • and more.

 

 

 

String Sheet Music

TWO PART INVENTIONS BY J.S. BACH FOR CELLO DUET:  $19.99

Arranged by Mr. & Mrs. Cello

Hailing from Italy, Mr. Massimiliano Martinelli and Mrs. Fulvia Mancini (Mr. & Mrs. Cello) are professional Italian cellists, bringing forward their love and veneration for the cello and classical performance into the modern music industry. Students and professionals alike can play their original arrangements presented in full score, and as separate Cello 1 and Cello 2 pull-out parts. Includes audio recordings performed by Mr. & Mrs. Cello for download or streaming.

Posted by Emilee McGee at 11:43 AM
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