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 New Publications, New Sheet Music Publications - January 2019

Welcome to our hand-picked highlights from amongst new and recent sheet music publications, which this month include piano music by Janáček, the latest volume of Bärenreiter's continuing survey of Schubert Lieder, and music from the recent Disney sequel starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns.

Piano

Bärenreiter's Urtext edition of Janáček's works includes lesser-known piano pieces and miniatures from his late years. The editor Ondrej Pivoda, curator of the Moravian State Museum in Brno, has taken the autograph manuscripts as his principal sources while consulting other accessible sources, such as historical editions and copyists' manuscripts. The series of late piano miniatures appears for the first time in a scholarly-critical edition.

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Beginners often find the compositions of Antonin Dvořák frustratingly difficult to play, but this introductory volume provides an accessible and satisfying entrée to the Czech composer's oeuvre. Excerpts from his more abstract works are presented in manageable samples, with simplified keys and fingerings, and the pieces are presented in gradually increasing order of difficulty.

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Strings

The distinguished cellist Tomáš Jamník has arranged Otakar Ševčík's School of Bowing Technique for the violoncello, taking into account its differences from the violin. He has transcribed individual exercises for the violoncello without neglecting Ševčík's original pedagogical aims. As a result, this edition differs fundamentally from the only known cello arrangement of this opus by Louis R. Feuillard.

Books 2 and 3 also available.

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This enchanting eight-minute piece for violin and piano – Oliver Knussen’s penultimate work – is made up of various kinds of musical reflection: melody reflected in its inversion; a six-note mode reflected in its complement; and the relationships between the three main parts of the piece, which are in a way varied reflections of each other.

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Vocal & Choral

Volume 9 of Bärenreiter's new Urtext edition contains Lieder composed during the spring and summer of 1816, some of which follow upon series started in 1815. The volume was completed by the eminent Schubert scholar Walter Dürr, who passed away at the beginning of 2018.

Also available for medium and low voice.

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In his unaccompanied choral songs the expressive melodies of Schumann combine with a harmonically rich, sometimes even experimental compositional style. This Carus volume brings together settings which were previously only available in separate editions, plus the choral song Glockentürmers Töchterlein, which only exists in manuscript.

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Handel composed this Te Deum in 1718 for the future Duke of Chandos, hence its nickname of Chandos Te Deum. Here it is called Te Deum for Cannons after the Duke’s stately home where the first performance took place. Bärenreiter's new edition is based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition.

Full score also available.

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Bruckner composed his Requiem at the young age of 24 in memory of a friend of his father’s. He revised the work at the age of 70 in 1894 and held it in high regard throughout his career, even though it never enjoyed the popularity of similar works by Mozart or Verdi in the concert repertoire. Carus's new edition presents the revised version.

Full Score also available.

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Brahms's Alto Rhapsody is published here in a new Carus Urtext edition, modernised for present-day performance practice. It is based on the second impression of the first printed edition, regarded as the authentic musical text following the last revisions made by the composer.

Full Score also available.

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The 2018 sequel to the classic 1964 Disney film features music from Hairspray's award-winning songwriting team of Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. This folio includes new original songs from the soundtrack, including A Cover Is Not the Book, Nowhere to Go But Up, The Place Where Lost Things Go, Trip a Little Light Fantastic, Turning Turtle, and more.

Also available for easy piano.

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Simulation Theory is the eighth studio album by English rock band Muse, released on 9th November 2018. This artist-approved songbook contains all songs from the album, arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords, plus an eight-page colour section.

Also available for Guitar TAB.

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Orchestral

Based on the text of the Beethoven Complete Edition, the new performance material of this recently published edition from Breitkopf presents the current, authoritative status of Beethoven research for this work.

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