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September 2002 - NEW ISSUES


for Two Violins
by Janice Tucker Rhoda

A violin duet book that will be fun for children and adults, The ABCs of Duets covers classical musical selections and popular folk song settings that most players will recognize and love. The book is designed to be usable by beginning and intermediate players and has all the characteristic virtues of the ABCs series, about which teachers and students have been so enthusiastic. ABCs of Duets uses both 1st and 3rd positions on the Violin and includes such favorites as Mary Had A Little Lamb, This Old Man, Joy To The World, the theme from the First movement of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Oh Susanna, Rock of Ages and much more, 29 duets in all!

ABC23 - ABCs of Duets - 2 Violins - $8.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4728-1)

by Henri Vieuxtemps
Piano Reduction
Violin part edited by Zakhar Bron

This new edition of Henri Vieuxtemps' (1820-1881) Concerto No. 5 is unusual in that special playing notes, fingerings and studies for the piece have been provided by Russian virtuoso and pedagogue, Zakhar Bron. The work, a classic of the French Violin repertory, is challenging, but repays study for its unusual blend of fiery virtuosity and warm lyricism. This is a beautifully engraved and sensibly edited edition of a basic work of the violin repertory.

RE00086 - Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 37 - Vieuxtemps - Violin & Piano - $20.50


for Bass Clarinet in Bb and Baritone Saxophone in Eb
by Lee Hyla

Lee Hyla (b. 1952) is one of the more adventurous contemporary composers active in the field today. His music is in the postwar American Expressionist tradition that derives from Stefan Wolpe and Elliott Carter, leavened with the urban flavors of Avant-Garde Jazz and contemporary popular music of the Rock persuasion. High in energy and rhythmically challenging, We Speak Etruscan will test the mettle of advanced players in several technical and expressive manners. Written in 1992, it is dedicated to the two players for whom it was composed, Tim Berne (saxophone) and Tim Smith (bass clarinet). It will be a challenging duet for the serious student or professional.

W2564 - We Speak Etruscan - Lee Hyla - Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone - 2 Playing Scores - $14.95
(ISBN 0-8258-4877-6)


Overture for a Fine Orchestra
by Henry Brant

An early (1938) non-spatial work by Henry Brant, whose Ice Field won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Whoopee in D is scored for a modestly-sized orchestra of single winds, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano, percussion (1 player) and strings. The piece satirizes the standard light opera/musical comedy type of overture. The composer describes it as "the prelude to a comicip opera as revealed in a nightmare." In a brief and rollicking four minutes, Brant takes a fragment of Bach's accompanying melody from the choral prelude Wachet auf! (also familiar from its use in Cantata No. 140) and subjects it to several clever parody variations in polka, rumba and march style. A tour de force for a chamber orchestra, Whoopee in D has always been a real audience pleaser. Orchestra parts are available on rental.

SC49 - Whoopee in D - Henry Brant - Full Score - $24.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4719-2)

7 Early Intermediate Piano Solos, plus 2 Bonus Piano Duets
by Mary Sallee

This collection is the fresh, imaginative book of Halloween pieces your studio and recital students need and are looking for. Ms. Sallee is one of the fastest rising composers of educational piano music and her latest collection will be just the thing for anyone who wants new repertoire to use during the early fall season. From The Face and the Moon and The Monster Hill to Boo! and Who's That Knocking at My Door, this book has just the kinds of pieces that will appeal to pianistic young people.

PL1015 - Happy Halloween! - Sallee - Piano Book - $6.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4911-X)

25 Christmas Favorites
for Piano Solo with Play-Along CD
Arranged by Lauren Keiser
CD Accompaniments by David Feldstein

A multi-purpose Christmas book for pianists of all ages, Easy Piano Christmas provides easy and enjoyable piano arrangements of Christmas favorites that will be a pleasure to use for years to come. The expert arrangements, in a variety of today's musical styles, can be played as solos or along with the accompanying CD. The arrangements are designed for beginning to late elementary players and will be fun for the home enthusiast and students alike. Lyrics for all the songs and guitar chord symbols are included to enable friends and family to join in the experience.
Contains: Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Good King Wenceslaus, The First Noel, Joy to the World, Deck the Hall, Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, Coventry Carol and much more, 25 Christmas carols and songs in all!

PL115 - Easy Piano Christmas - Keiser/D. Feldstein - Piano Book with CD - $14.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4915-7)

for Piano
by Hans-Günter Heumann
Games, stories & puzzles
by Carrie Culver

This new First Fun with… book follows the pattern established by earlier releases in the series (First Fun With Bach, First Fun With Ballet, et. al.), by introducing the young pianist to familiar material, in this case some of the most popular Christmas carols ever written (from Angels We Have Heard On High, to While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night, seventeen carols in all). As with other books in this series by Heumann, Europe's best-selling arranger of piano music for young people, there is a wealth of additional material including a history of Christmas carols, games, activities and puzzles, as well as new, large musical engraving designed to make reading the music easy and enjoyable for the young pianist.

PL1118 - First Fun with Christmas - Heumann - Piano Book - $6.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4870-9)


Guitar Grimoire Vol. 1 - DVDGuitar Grimoire Vol. 2 - DVDGuitar Grimoire Vol. 3 - DVD

The DVD Video Series
by Adam Kadmon

At long last, the wizard of the guitar reveals, in person, the mysteries of playing the guitar. This series offers guitar students the opportunity to see and hear Adam Kadmon reveal and demonstrate the techniques and understanding of the underlying structure of music that have helped make the books of The Guitar Grimoire among the best-selling guitar pedagogy publications of all time. With these all new DVD's, which parallel the related books, your guitar playing customers have the opportunity to push their playing to ever higher levels of achievement.

  • DVD2 - The Guitar Grimoire, Vol. 1 - Scales & Modes - Kadmon - DVD - $19.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4906-3)
  • DVD3 - The Guitar Grimoire, Vol. 2 - Chords & Voicings - Kadmon - DVD - $19.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4907-1)
  • DVD4 - The Guitar Grimoire, Vol. 3 - Progressions & Improvisations - Kadmon - DVD - $19.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4908-X)

by Adam Kadmon

With this book author Kadmon, whose The Guitar Grimoire has set the standard for teaching young guitarists the fundamentals of music, has created a much-needed book to help guitarists attain some familiarity and facility with keyboard techniques and harmony. Kadmon applies his results-oriented approach to creating chord progressions at the keyboard. Instrumentalists of all kinds will find this book a godsend for becoming comfortable at any kind of keyboard, as Kadmon opens up the realm of chords and progressions through the visually clear environment of the keyboard. The book covers chord theory, new sounds through variations in voicing, a full survey of four-measure progressions and many other approaches to designing individual progressions that will enhance the performer's ability to perform and even to create new songs.

GT105 - The Guitarist's Keyboard Progressions Book - Kadmon - Keyboard Book - $24.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4707-9)


Drumset Applications of Traditional Afro-Haitian Rhythms
by James Armstrong & Travis Knepper
Foreword by John Amira

Most drummers have an understanding of two of the three major African-derived rhythmic traditions: Cuban and Brazilian. Vodou Drumset has been designed by authors Armstrong and Knepper to introduce the third influential African-derived tradition to the drumset player's repertoire. Afro-Haitian rhythms (including traditional styles, such as Ibo, Nago and Vanvalou) represent an enormously rich, but often neglected tradition that will add a new, nearly endless range of possibilities to the store of techniques and materials available to a creative modern drummer. This book, which includes a play-along CD, contains a host of materials that will be useful to drumset players, drum loop designers, the aspiring ethomusicalogist and other persons curious about the unusual varieties of rhythmic practice.

DRM103 - Vodou Drumset - Armstrong & Knepper - Drumset Book & CD - $24.95 (ISBN 0-8258-4593-9)