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The Caledonian Companion by Alastair J. Hardie. For Fiddle. Solos. Hardie Music Press. Scottish. Multiple Levels. Book. 144 pages. Published by Hardie Press (MB.HP02). ISBN 9780946868087. Scottish. 9" x 12" inches. An internationally acclaimed collection of Scottish fiddle music and a guide to its performance by renowned Scottish fiddler Alastair J. Hardie. Contains an in-depth literary and pictorial survey of Scottish fiddling and 112 melodies with historical notes and substantial accompanying tutorial explanations such as bowing, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation, etc. Many of the authentic Scottish tunes is this book are not available in any other collection. The tunes at the beginning of the book assume a command of basic skills in playing and reading. Bowing, fingering and ornamentation peculiar to this music are then progressively introduced, equipping the player eventually with the technical know-how for tackling anything from Tullochgoram to the President. All the common major and minor keys are dealt with in turn and a system of fingering charts has been included to introduce them. Suggested bowings are included with the admonition that players with enough experience should decide on their own interpretation. The Caledonian Companion will appeal to the solo fiddler, the folk enthusiast, the devotee of traditional Scottish music and the classical violinist wanting to broaden his or her horizonsIntroduction and 112 melodies with historical notes and substantial accompanying tutorial explanations - bowing, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation etc., essential to the idiomatic performance of the style. Includes 'The President' by J Scott Skinner, ABRSM Violin Grade 8 List C alternative piece 2005-2008.
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Scottish, World
Yann Tiersen - Piano Works. (1994-2003). By Yann Tiersen. For Piano. Piano. Book only. 88 pages. Ricordi #USC101. Published by Ricordi (HL.50490446). ISBN 1480305103. 9x12 inches. 23 piano works from the French musician and composer Yann Tiersen (b. 1970). Includes 6 songs from Amelie (Comptine D'ete No. 2, La Dispute, Sua Le Fil, La Valse D'Amelie, Comptine D'un Autre Ete: L'Apres-Midi, Le Moulin).
Instruments: Piano, Piano and Keyboard
Genres: French, Film & TV, World
By Enya. By Enya, Roma Ryan, and Ricky Ryan. Arranged by Kirby Shaw. ShowTrax CD. Pop Choral Series. CD only. Published by Hal Leonard
Instruments: Choir, Vocal
Genres: Celtic, New Age, World, Miscellaneous
Six pieces pour piano - Volume 2 (Music from "Amelie") by Yann Tiersen. For solo piano. Recueil 1. French and Movies. SMP Level 5 (Intermediate). Collection. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 32 pages. Published by Editions Bourges (BU.EBR-501). With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). French and Movies. 8.58x12.48 inches. Yann's music, I discovered it in concert. He arrived discretely; but immediately, his so surprising universe of strength, laugh, poetry, torment too, bowled me over. His music looked like a diary, so intimate it evoked moments of life, pictures, smells, but above all, it profoundly affected me (Natacha Regnier). About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate) Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.
Instruments: Piano, Piano and Keyboard
Genres: French, Film & TV, World
Two Tangos by Albeniz by Rodion Shchedrin (1932-). For orchestra. This edition: ED 9400. Scores. Study score. Composed 1996. 27 pages. Duration 10 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49008405). ISBN 9790001131209. Rodion Shchedrin hat den beiden bekannten Tangos von Albeniz einen modernen instrumentalen Klang verliehen, dabei aber die Bildhaftigkeit und Plastizitat des Originals beibehalten. Grundlage fur die freie Transkription der Klaviertangos von Albeniz sind die Nr. 2 a-Moll aus dem Zyklus "Zwei Spanische Tanze" und die beruhmte Nr. 2 D-Dur aus der Suite "Spanien". Daruber hinaus verwendet Shchedrin noch einige kurze Applikationen aus anderen Klavierwerken von Albeniz, u.a. das Rezitativ aus den "Spanischen Weisen".
Genres: Classical, 20th Century, Russian, Tango, World, Latin
Flute Magic - An Introduction to the Native American Flute (Third Edition). By Tim R. Crawford. Edited by Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl. For Flute. Methods. Native American. Beginning. Book. 176 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99190). ISBN 9780786658169. Native American. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book contains 20 chapters addressing everything from the origin and design of the Native American flute to a method for learning to play the instrument and read its music. Together with the fingering exercises presented in eight lessons, a number of tunes are included for both the five and six-hole Native American flute. Old standards, indigenous music, and original compositions are presented, meeting the needs of beginning to advanced players. This useful and practical guide to the Native American flute is suitable for either individual or classroom instruction.
Instruments: Flute, Woodwinds
Genres: Americana, Native American, Folk, World
Parabola concertante by Rodion Shchedrin (1932-). For cello, string orchestra and timpani. This edition: ED 9407. Orchestra Music. Grade 5. Piano reduction with solo part. Composed 2001. 36 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49008410). ISBN 9790001131384. Bei einem Komponisten, der mit seinen Werken in nahezu allen musikalischen Gattungen vertreten ist, ist es nicht erstaunlich, dass diese Vielseitigkeit seines Schaffens auch zu ungewohnlichen Besetzungen fuhrt, wie z. B. in "Music from afar" fur 2 Bassblockfloten, oder in "Balalaika" fur eine Solo-Violine, die durchweg pizzicato spielt. Mit dieser Vorliebe setzt Shchedrin in "Parabola concertante" zum begleitenden Streichorchester Pauken ein, die dem in seinem Gesamtgestus verhaltenen, besinnlichen Stuck einen charakteristischen Kontrapunkt geben. Geschrieben ist das Stuck fur den Altmeister des Cellospiels Mstislav Rostropovitch, der auch das Werk beim Internationalen Cello-Festival Kronberg uraufgefuhrt hat.
Instruments: Piano, Cello, Percussion, Timpani, Piano and Keyboard, Strings
Genres: Classical, 20th Century, Russian, World
African Fingerstyle Guitar DVD by John Low. For Guitar (Finger). Solos. Grossman-Guitar Workshop. African. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 85 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW932DVD). The golden age of African fingerpicking guitar was in the 1950s and 1960s. The great players and recording artists of that time included Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo from Zaire and George Mukabi from Kenya. Guitarists from other parts of the world have rarely if ever had a chance to learn their songs and playing techniques. On this video their arrangements are taught by John Low, who has lived, worked and studied with African musicians, including those mentioned above. There are some interesting links with American guitar styles but there are just as many differences, including rhythms borrowed from traditional African music and catchy up-beat patterns. African fingerstyle guitar is usually accompanied by rhythms played on a bottle. John Low is accompanied on this DVD by Frans Maathuis and Keith Jackman on bottles. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
Instruments: Fingerpicking Guitar, Guitar
Genres: African, World
Concierto Pastoral (1977). (Flute and Piano). By Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999). Schott. Piano Reduction with Solo Part. 93 pages. Schott Music #ED11489. Published by Schott Music (HL.49002841). Contents: Allegro • Adagio • Rondó.
Instruments: Piano, Flute, Piano and Keyboard, Woodwinds
Genres: 20th Century, Spanish, Classical, World
(Study Score). By Bela Bartok (1881-1945). For string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (Study Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 20th Century and Hungarian. Miniature study score (hardbound). Analysis. 352 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051210282. Published by Boosey & Hawkes
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Strings
Genres: 20th Century, Hungarian, Classical, World