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 New Publications, New Sheet Music Publications - February 2019

Welcome to our hand-picked highlights from amongst new and recent sheet music publications, which this month include a new critical edition of Janáček's Taras Bulba, the launch of a new series of reprints of original editions by Breitkopf & Härtel, a book of technical exercises for the piano devised by Lang Lang, and music from the films Colette and First Man.

Piano & Keyboard

Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics

Volume 2,140 in Schirmer's continuing Library of Musical Classics series presents sixteen of the best-loved nocturnes by Chopin, Fauré, Liszt, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, John Field, and Grieg.

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Specially arranged in a clear, easy-to-read format, this latest volume in Faber's Easy Piano Series contains fourteen arrangements for the Grade 1-2 level pianist, with music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Holst, Tchaikovsky, and others.

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From the film Colette

Thomas Adès composed the score for the 2019 film Colette starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, based on the life of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. This solo piano piece Souvenir appears over the end credits, played by the composer himself.

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Purcell Society Companion Series Volume 6

This anthology offers both a musical context for the keyboard works of Henry Purcell and also a generous selection of fascinating repertoire from the period. Works include harpsichord suites by John Blow, Albertus Bryne, John Cobb, Giovanni Battista Draghi and Francis Forcer, a setting of Lully’s Scocca Pur, and organ verses and voluntaries by John Hingeston.

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A collection of scale-based warm-ups, work-outs and routines that no aspiring pianist should be without, providing a perfect follow-on from Lang Lang's Mastering the Piano series. Elements include a comprehensive warm-up section, advice and tips from Lang Lang himself, and a section with ideas for further practice.

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Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz and Ryan Gosling follow up on their La La Land success by teaming up once again for this 2018 biographical drama about Neil Armstrong and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. This songbook features eleven selections from Hurwitz's soundtrack, arranged for piano solo.

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Early Intermediate Level

Eight great Disney songs creatively arranged for piano duet, including Can You Feel the Love Tonight, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, You've Got a Friend in Me, and more.

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Strings

To celebrate their 300th anniversary year, Breitkopf & Härtel presents their new Originals series, opening up a fascinating view into their archives by reprinting original editions of selected pieces. This publication of their 1862 edition of Beethoven's Op. 18 String Quartets offers a fresh look at nineteenth-century reception history, with parts including fingerings and bowing marks by editor Engelbert Röntgen.

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For this edition of Dvořák's Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, reference has been made to a copy of the original manuscript and to the first edition. The small number of bowing markings in the violin part of the piano score are original and have been left unaltered.

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Written specifically for those wanting to teach the ukulele in primary schools, this book is packed with catchy tunes that children will love to play and sing. Teachers can help children to progress from very simple one-chord songs through to more complex pieces, whilst learning about music notation and the basics of music theory. It comes with a CD of all the tracks and access to tutorial videos.

Available Format: Sheet Music/CD

Wind

Arranged for flute and piano

Emmanuel Pahud, principal flautist of the Berlin Philharmonic, continues his series of arrangements for Universal Edition with this transcription of Brahms's Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 Nr. 1, originally written for clarinet and piano.

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Vocal & Choral

Beethoven composed his Elegiac Song in memory of Eleonore Pasqualati, the wife of his long-standing friend and patron Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati zu Osterberg, who died young. The short choral piece, alternating between quiet pain and drama and with a discreet string accompaniment, was published for the first time in 1826.

Choral score and string parts also available.

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Gerald Barry’s opera is based on Lewis Carroll’s two beloved books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The composer has created the libretto himself from the original texts, remaining faithful to many aspects of the Alice story but trimmed and compressed into a compact 70-minute one-act opera. Barry’s characteristic high-speed energy and riotous sense of humour propel the action forward in this surreal plunge into the depths of Wonderland.

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Orchestral

Universal Edition presents a new critical edition by Jirí Zahrádka of Janáček's orchestral rhapsody based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol.

Full conductor's score also available.

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