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 Announcement, Best of Boosey & Hawkes

As we are currently offering 25% off the complete Boosey & Hawkes catalogue until the 31st January, we have compiled a selection of some of their most popular publications to date, including piano, intrumental, chamber, orchestral, and vocal music. Formed in 1930 through the merger of two well-established British music businesses, Boosey & Hawkes boasts an impressive catalogue of over 8,500 items. Especially known for their range of twentieth-century and contemporary composers, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, Harrison Birtwhistle, Steve Reich, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, and many others. Browse some of our favourite Boosey & Hawkes publications below.

You can also explore the complete Boosey & Hakwes special offer here.

Piano

Embark on a voyage of discovery with this stunning collection of fourteen original Jazz Preludes from the creator of Microjazz, inspired by the musical landscapes and legendary pioneers of the jazz world. Ideal for intermediate to advanced-level keyboard players, these pieces are perfect for the concert platform, as well as providing excellent teaching material.

Browse more piano publications by Christopher Norton here

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The Boosey & Hawkes Solo Piano Collection provides the intermediate pianist with exciting repertoire in accessible yet authentic arrangements. Twenty-six Russian classics arranged for the intermediate pianist, including pieces by 20th-century masters Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich, alongside 19th-century greats Borodin, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky.

Browse the full series here

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These four short pieces, though simple on the surface, all give glimpses in miniature of the technical ideas which characterise Birtwistle’s larger works. Includes: Ostinato with Melody, dedicated to Boulez on his 75th birthday; Betty Freeman: Her Tango, an 80th birthday present for his American friend and supporter, Betty Freeman; Saraband: The King’s Farewell written in 2001 for Robert Keeley to play at Birtwistle’s farewell concert at King’s College in London; and Birtwistle’s earliest extant composition Oockooing Bird.

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Bartók is regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century. He became famous both as a music teacher and as an ethnomusicologist. Being a trained pianist, his relation to the piano certainly was very special and is reflected in numerous piano works. This comprehensive collection of selected piano works by Bartók is a rich source of his most beautiful pieces, including the two complete volumes For Children.

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A broad selection of piano works by Aaron Copland, conveniently published in a single volume.

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Forty tangos by the revolutionary tango musician and composer Astor Piazzolla, arranged for solo piano. These crowd-pleasing tangos borrow from classical, jazz, and Latin traditions. The collection includes Piazzolla's most famous tangos, Libertango and Oblivion.

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Music form The Armed Man, Adiemus and more

Karl Jenkins: Piano contains your favourite Karl Jenkins pieces reimagined for piano. The intimate and spiritually uplifting classics include Adiemus, Cantilena, Benedictus, Palladio, Ave verum, And the Mother did Weep and In paradisum. The album also contains original piano solos, which were specially composed for the album, such as Quirky Blue, Canción plateada, and White Water. Experience the mystery, pathos and enchantment of these iconic sounds.

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Twelve Titles from the album by Alexis Ffrench

The Secret Piano by Alexis Ffrench is a timeless and emotional journey expressed through the haunting lyricism of the solo piano. This collection brings together twelve of Alexis’s most haunting melodies from his recorded album together in print. The pieces within this album have been arranged for the intermediate pianist.

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Instrumental

Take to the stage with The Christopher Norton Concert Collection for Alto Saxophone! Stunning music for alto saxophone and piano for intermediate to advanced-level players, from the creator of Microjazz. Fifteen entertaining and inventive pieces based on well-known American folk tunes, carols and nursery rhymes. Includes a spectacular playalong CD featuring backing tracks and performances.

Browse more publications by Christopher Norton here

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Every book in The Boosey Woodwind and Brass Method contains a wide variety of solo and ensemble music, flexible ensemble music suitable for any number of players in mixed instrument groups, an audio CD with performances, backing tracks and listening activities, feeling the rhythm activities, breathing exercises, and musical activities, which include listen and respond, and improvise and compose.

Browse the full series of woodwind and brass methods here

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Intermediate to advanced literature from the Romantic era to the 20th century. Special study has been paid to various state high school contest solo repertoire lists. Includes works by Alwyn, Bartók, Copland, Ireland, Jolivet, Prokofiev, Rouse, and others.

Browse more Boosey & Hawkes Instrumental Anthologies here.

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The Grade By Grade series draws on the rich and varied Boosey & Hawkes catalogue of classical, contemporary and educational repertoire, highlighting composers including Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich, alongside arrangements of traditional music from around the world by Peter Wastall, Edward Huws Jones and others. This practical anthology provides the complete repertoire resource for the aspiring Grade 1 double bassist and creates the perfect package for teaching, exam preparation and performance.

Browse the full series here.

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21 pieces for cello players

The Boosey & Hawkes Easy String Music series contains four volumes of repertoire for new and developing string players. Popular with teachers and students alike, each title steadily introduces and consolidates new techniques, fingerings, notes and rhythms to build firm foundations for future learning.

Browse the full series here.

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Vocal

This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations.

Also available for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone/Bass, and Soprano.

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High voice and piano

Leonard Bernstein is amply represented by selections from Candide, Mass, On the Town, Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Side Story, and Wonderful Town. Features twelve songs never before published, including cut songs from musicals. With a biography of the composer, and historical and plot notes about each show and song.

Also available for medium/low voice.

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Medium/Low voice

This newly engraved edition presents the most comprehensive collection of Strauss songs, with a different compilation than any other edition. With translations for study and historical notes.

High voice edition also available.

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This edition contains a vocal score of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with piano accompaniment.

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Orchestral & Chamber Music

Three progressive collections of contemporary string quartet repertoire for new and developing ensembles, from leading composers to encourage and facilitate the development of ensemble playing. Each volume contains graded works commissioned especially for this series, designed for quartets formed of players of similar ability. Featuring a mixture of musical styles and genres, each piece contains different elements and techniques to consolidate and enhance the players’ skills as soloists and as ensemble members.

Browse the full series here.

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Igor Stravinsky's Ballet Music including Apollon musagète, Le Baiser de la Fée, and Pulcinella Suite.

Browse the Boosey & Hawkes Masterworks Library here.

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Pocket Score version of Serge Prokofieff's Sinfonia Concertante, op. 125 for cello and orchestra.

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Britten wrote this piece of music specially introduce to the instruments of the Orchestra to young people. This is the Hawkes Pocket Score edition.

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Pocket Score version of Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, op. 110.

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Facsimile of the Draft Score and Paul Sacher's Annotated Full Score Copy

Béla Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is incontestably one of the supreme creations of modern music. Includes introductory essays by Felix Meyer, Robert W. Wason, Lászlo Vikárius, and Wolfgang Rathert, and presents two major handwritten sources from the holdings of the Paul Sacher Foundation: the draft score, and a whiteprint of the fair copy, which contains additions from Bartók. The volume also contains an enclosed CD with the radio recording of 1940, with Bartók and his wife Ditta Pásztory on the piano parts, as well as a new recording of the sonata in its original form, played by the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with percussionists Matthias Würsch and Christian Dierstein.

Available Format: Sheet Music with CD

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