New Publications- June/July, 2007
Studies in Lyricism
One of the most difficult aspects of playing a wind instrument is to incorporate the lyrical qualities of the human voice. Serious students on wind instruments spend a good portion of their time playing etudes that emphasize beauty of tone and elegance of phrasing to improve their total musicianship. These studies have been carefully chosen from the music of Concone, Marchesi and Panofka and are organized in a progressive order for advancing students. These etudes are a welcome addition to the repertoire as fine introductions to the standard lyrical etudes that are more geared toward the college/university/conservatory student. This is a must have set of studies for the student that is seriously preparing for the next level of playing.
Carl Fischer • WF68 • $9.95
This is a heartfelt cycle of songs by Ricky Ian Gordon set the poetry of three important American poets, Jane Kenyon, Jean Valentine and Marie Howe. After a major personal loss, Gordon turned to the poetry of these women who speak of loss and death in a way that he found particularly consoling. The songs are beautifully written for a medium voice with Gordon’s usual care. A dissonant and colorful keyboard part is a great enhancement to the generally reflective tone of the music. Gordon’s moving setting of the late Jane Kenyon’s heartbreaking Let Evening Come is destined to be a recital classic. Late Afternoon was commissioned by Tisch Center of the Arts at the 92nd Street Y and was made possible with funds provided by the Mary Flagler Charitable Trust.
Carl Fischer • VF15 • $19.95
Studies in Lyricism
A difficult aspect of playing a string instrument is incorporating the lyrical qualities of the human voice. Many serious string students spend much of their time playing etudes that emphasize beauty of tone and elegance of phrasing to develop their total musicianship. These studies have been carefully chosen from the works of Concone, Marchesi and Panofka and are arranged in a progressive order for advancing students. All of the strings books in this series are compatible with one another and can be practiced together. Studies in Lyricism is a welcome addition to the repertoire of standard lyrical exercises that are geared toward the college/university/conservatory student. A must have set of studies for the student that is seriously preparing for the next level of playing.
The Carl Fischer Progressive Duets for Stringsseries is a comprehensive publication of two volumes of graded duets that have been arranged or composed by Larry Clark and Doris Gazda. This collection of duets will be useful in a variety of performance situations and is an excellent way for the student to build ensemble skills with a colleague or teacher. These pieces are published for viola, violin, cello, and bass and are arranged so that it can be performed by any combination of these string instruments, making this collection a valuable tool in the school classroom and with ensemble sessions.
In This Very Room
Over the course of the last twenty-eight years, many of the finest arrangers in the world of church music have arranged In This Very Room for piano solo. Now, for the first time, the composer of the song, Ron Harris, has arranged it for piano himself and made it available to the public. For those interested in hearing or playing it as the writer would, this new publication makes that possible. It is neither very difficult nor for beginners either. According to the composer, it is just right.
Ron Harris Publications are exclusively distributed by Carl Fischer.
Carl Fischer • RHS0218 • $4.95
Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process
The purpose of this book is to provide high school students with or without a private teacher with a comprehensive collection of materials that will satisfy the needs of most college/university music auditions. Many schools have specific requirements that can usually be obtained from their respective web sites. This text includes the most frequently requested audition requirements from online websites at many universities, and if it is the only guide that you purchase, you will be able to present a representative, well balanced audition. The editors of this collection have drawn from experiences as college/university music professors and from experiences supervising entrance auditions for large and small university music programs. This collection will aid students by exposing them to the expectations of the audition process, assisting their preparation for this process, and creating a comfort level that allows students to present themselves in the best light possible. This book is an indispensable guide for every student considering auditioning for any collegiate music program.