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 Favourites, Highlighting Unaccompanied Piano

Here at Presto we have been thinking a lot about our customers throughout the globe who are spending much more time at home due to self-isolation and social distancing measures put in place in many parts of the world. You may find yourself struggling to find pieces to play, without access to your usual accompanist, chamber music groups, orchestras and ensembles. We thought it would be a good idea to begin a series of articles focusing on new, bestselling and recommended unaccompanied repertoire. It is perhaps also the perfect time to work on perfecting that technique that you’ve been putting off, or thinking about taking up a new instrument to pass the time.

For the first article in this series we will be looking at the piano. Here you will find some of our bestselling solo piano and keyboard pieces.

You can explore our full range of piano sheet music here. >>

Popular Classical Repertoire

Below you will find our selection of some well-known and popular classical piano repertoire.

Drawn from the twenty-one nocturnes composed by Chopin, this new collection of ten selected nocturnes represents the better-known and more accessible pieces. Including fingerings, tempo suggestions and articulation tips from the editor, this collection is ideal for enjoying at home.

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A definitive Urtext performing edition of the ever popular 'Deux Arabesques' by Debussy. These two jewels of piano literature were first published in 1891. Bärenreiter's new Urtext edition draws on all known sources, documenting the genesis of their composition. Includes performer information on aesthetics and a critical report and facsimile.

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Since their release in August last year, this collection of Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonatas edited by Jonathan Del Mar has been one of our top-selling products. At an excellent price, you can purchase all of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, in an edition unparalleled in terms of its philological accuracy.

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Another recent top seller is Maurice Ravel's Oeuvres pour Piano from Durand. This volume contains Ravel's works for piano taken from the original editions in the catalogue.

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Drawn from Christoph Wolff's new and cutting-edge scholarly edition of the complete Anna Magdalena Notebooks, Edition Peters's volume of shorter and easier pieces from the notebooks are perfect for practical use by students of all ages and their teachers.

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Peters Edition

More than the score... is a series of classic piano music, covering much of the essential repertoire from Bach through Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy, right up to John Cage.

Browse the series here..

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This volume presents the best of Scriabin's works, his complete etudes and preludes for solo piano. This book has been especially designed as a playing edition - the noteheads are large and easily readable at the piano, and the margins and spaces between staves are adequate for written notes, fingerings and page turns.

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Other Sheet Music Albums

Peters Edition

Five pieces for piano from Ola Gjeilo's CD Stone Rose - reflective and lyrical music inspired by life in New York City. Containing January, Sidewalks, Snow In New York, The Hudson and April.

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Containing the most extraordinary range of materials - from Berio and Corea to Ginastera and Milhaud, Das Piano Buch contains plenty of material for piano players looking for something new to play.

Volume two is also available here.

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Faber Music

This collection of the most significant pieces from Lang Lang's personal musical journey includes music for all pianists to treasure and revisit again and again. Beautifully presented, this volume contains traditional, classical and contemporary pieces.

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The Peaceful Piano Playlist presents a collection of thirty-five piano solos for the intermediate pianist. Inspired by the popular peaceful piano playlists available on streaming services, it features music by Max Richter, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Poppy Ackroyd, Alexis Ffrench, Alexandre Desplat and many more.

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In the wake of the success of Piano - The New Composers, Volume One, here is the second volume. Including even more titles from composers including Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, John Williams, Howard Shore, James Horner, Ennio Morricone and more.

Volume one is also available here.

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One hundred pop, musical theatre, film, and classical standards that every piano player should master.

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Beginner Tutors

Below you will find a few of the bestselling piano tutor methods, including tutors for adult beginners and even how to play jazz piano.

Discover Pam Wedgwood's exciting world of jazz piano! How to Play Jazz Piano is a fun and simple introduction for young players with a basic knowledge of how to play the piano. Includes an introduction to improvisation and suggested listening ideas, covering swing, syncopated rhythms, basic chords and chord symbols, scales and modes used in jazz.

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Oxford University Press

Piano Time starts at the very beginning with simple five-finger tunes for hands separately and together. A popular and comprehensive method.

View the full series here.

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Chester Music

The ideal tutor course for adults or gifted younger beginners wishing to learn at a faster pace.

The Classic Piano Course series from Carol Barratt can be viewed here.

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This course is designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught.

The full series can be viewed here.

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Technique and Studies

With many of us spending more time at home, perhaps now is the ideal time to work on your technique further! Browse our most popular study books below.

For the acquirement of agility, independence, strength, and perfect evenness in the fingers, as well as suppleness of the wrist.

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Burgmuller's easy and progressive studies are short, easy to learn and focused on an attainable outcome. Each etude has a descriptive title to inspire all elementary players. Progressive in difficulty for beginning to intermediate pianists.

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Penelope Roskell shares a lifetime's experience of teaching, performing and ground-breaking research into healthy piano playing. Containing more than 500 pages of text, 300 videos, and 200 exercises newly devised by the author. The most comprehensive book ever written on piano playing.

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An ideal book to be used alongside the Improve your sight-reading! graded piano books to support and improve the reading skills so fundamental to successful sight-reading. These fun, short pieces are specifically written to be learnt one per week.

View the entire series here.

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Recommended Series

Here you will find some of the bestselling series of books for piano.

A selection of Queen hits arranged for easy piano. Includes song notes and useful hints and tips to help you perfect your performance. The Really Easy Piano series includes a large selection of pop, rock, jazz and classical compositions.

View the entire range of books here.

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This revised edition of Jazz Standards features a lineup of 20 favourites. The Phillip Keveren Series consists of over 100 books in popular, jazz, musical theatre, classical, folk and world music.

Browse the entire series here.

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Wise Publications

The Library of Showtunes is a treasury of the greatest songs from the world's best musical shows. The Library Of series contain a vast number of pieces in a range of musical styles.

Browse the range here.

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A wonderful variety of well-known showtunes, jazz and blues classics, film themes, great standards and classical pieces arranged for the solo pianist.

Browse other books in the series here.

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Fifty timeless hymns for beginning pianists to learn. The First Fifty series includes fifty easy pieces in a wide range of styles.

Browse the range here.

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