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New Issues - January/May 2004

The ABCs of Bass for the Developing Student Book 2
Janice Tucker Rhoda

This Bass Method book is designed for developing students of any age. Filled with simple exercises and a fresh new approach for study that is gradual, logical and thorough, ABCs of Bass for the Developing Student Book 2 strives to bring the student:

  • Impeccable intonation
  • Accurate reading
  • Solid bow technique
  • Expressive vibrato
  • Correct posture
  • Beautiful tone quality
  • Steady rhythm
  • Artistic phrasing

With over 50 melodies including classical and popular repertoire and original tunes by Rhoda, this book is a fun way to develop you skills on the bass!

ABC27 - ABCs of Bass, Book 2 - Rhoda - ISBN0825852757 - $8.95

Playing With the Orchestra -Classics

Here is your chance to play melody lines from the orchestral works of the masters. Presented with a strong symphonic accompaniment on the included CD, this compilation offers the young player the most renowned available string repertoire. This unique collection contains fifteen of the most popular themes of all time by such noted composers as Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and others. This compilation features solos from:

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • The Nutcracker
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Carmen
  • Messiah
  • And Other Legendary Works!

Playing with the Orchestra is available for violin, viola, and cello/bass and all books are compatible and can be played together with your friends. Great fun for young string players!

BF 13 - violin - $12.95
BF 14 - viola - $12.95
BF 15 - cello/bass - $12.95

Quartets for Developing Violinists - Douglas Townsend

Quartets for Developing ViolinistsThis collection of 5 quartets, three from composer Douglas Townsend and two arrangements of baroque and classical works are great pieces for budding young violinists. Each piece has been carefully edited by string educator Amy Rosen and addresses the needs of younger players. Second year students will enjoy playing these quartets that will help them raise their comfort level and proficiency when in an ensemble setting.

(BF7 - ISBN 0825852889 - $19.95)

The Complete Sight Reading Etude Collection for Trumpet
Mark Ponzo

Complete Sight Reading Etude CollectionThis book is an excellent resource for anyone looking for idiomatically challenging material to develop essential sight reading skills. The 132 etudes are presented progressively, allowing the advancing student to increase their difficulty level. These etudes are short, diverse and fun and are sure to enhance any student's learning experience.

BQ90 - $9.95

Advanced Etudes for Trumpet
For Ear Training and Accuracy
William Vacchiano

Advanced Etudes for TrumpetThis book presents the student trumpet player with challenging and carefully crafted works by one of the most important trumpet pedagogues of the 20th century. The etudes are designed to hold the student's concentration while promoting agility. Advanced Etudes for Trumpet is a great way for the student to increase their mastery of the instrument and to prepare for the challenges required by modern composers.

BQ91 - $9.95

Mystic with a Credit Card
Michael Colgrass
(For trombone and synthesizer)

Mystic with a Credit CardThis piece is an excerpt from Flashbacks; a brass quintet commissioned for the Canadian Brass that was premiered in 1979 at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The composer features quintet members in a way that fits the nature of their instrument. In Mystic with a Credit Card, Colgrass explores the extremes of the trombone from its gentle and expressive qualities to barbaric ear splitting sound. In addition to being an exciting piece of music, Mystic with a Credit Card is also a theater work with scripted dialog that highlights cultural changes. This is a truly unique short piece great for something unusual in a recital or concert setting.

(COL4 - ISBN 0825852862 - $11.95)

Exercises for Natural PlayingExercises for Natural Playing
Dave Weckl

Based on the award-winning A Natural Evolution DVD series, Exercises for Natural Playing (book and CD) offers the reader exciting new exercises and concepts not covered in the DVDs, as well as material complementary to the series. Weckl provides key insight into:

  • Hand positioning
  • The Moeller Technique
  • Bass drum pedal work
  • Playing without losing time
  • Time and Motion

One of the world's greatest drummers, Dave provides written details, photos, and performance examples on the CD that will help players evolve their technique naturally. Sure to be a great resource for al drummers!

DRM110 - Exercises for Natural Playing - Weckl - $14.95 (ISBN 0-8258-5098-3

The Working Timpanist's Survival Guide
John Tafoya

The Working Timpanist's Survival GuideNew from the Principal Timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra, John Tafoya offers his insight and experience in this comprehensive book with CD-ROM, which gives the working timpanist a practical approach to audition excerpts. An invaluable resource, this work contains carefully illustrated excerpts, insightful photos, and timpani parts on the CD-ROM. Included are 22 of the most frequently requested timpani audition excerpts and useful performance practices for the student and the professional timpanist. A must for all timpanists!

DRM114 - $26.95

Rock Licks (book and CD)
Jay Roberts

Rock LicksJay Roberts guides the reader through techniques and licks to help aspiring rock guitar players the sound they need! In this book and CD package the player will find the secrets to playing licks in the style of their favorite players. Rock Licks features:

  • Licks in the style of Jimmy Page, Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, and fourteen other greats of rock guitar
  • A CD that will improve the listener's ear and help him/her understand the phrasing and feel needed to get that authentic sound
  • Techniques including power chords, scales, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends plus just about all the rock guitar tricks you can think of!

GT202 - $17.95

Trio
Norman Dello Joio
(for flute, cello and piano)

Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Norman Dello Joio, a student of Paul Hindemith, has been one of America's leading composers for over 50 years. Trio, written for flute, cello, and piano (1948), has long been out of print and is reissued this month in response to growing demand. The new edition features newly engraved parts that are both clean and clear. This work is a welcome addition to the current chamber catalog.

(O3536 - ISBN 0825853435 - $26.95)

My First Wohlfahrt
Compiled and Edited by Amy Rosen (O5552 - $6.95)

My First WohlfahrtBased on Foundation Studies for the Violin by Franz Wohlfahrt, one of the most important books for the study for strings, Amy Rosen has compiled and edited some of the best material from this source book and adapted it for young players. This book focuses on open strings, practices, syncopation and much more to make the young player proficient on the instrument. This is a must have for every young beginning violinist.

Reverie d'Ivoire
Christopher Brubeck
(P3313-$7.95)

Reverie d'IvoireThis eclectic piano solo written for the Vision Into Arts International Pianofest and was premiered in December of 2002 in New York City. The composer, son of noted jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, pays tribute to his father's jazz legacy and mentor Darius Milhaud through this wild romp featuring a variety of styles including boogie-woogie, jazz, and improvisation. A short piece (only three minutes), this dramatic work is perfect for an unusual encore, showpiece in a piano recital or when a little dramatic contrast is in order for any program.

The ABCs of Bass
Janice Tucker Rhoda
Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 (ABC26 - $14.95)

Janice Tucker Rhoda brings her innovative approach to string pedagogy, combining the Suzuki rote learning approach with the more traditional reading requirements of older methods. This piano accompaniment book is the companion to the very popular ABCs of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to the Intermediate. It is accessible to bass teachers or amateur and professional pianist, creating a wonderfully enjoyable ensemble experience.

Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo Vol. 1

The last three of Tchaikovsky's symphonies have not been readily available for several years as piano reductions. Largely due to the advent of the phonograph, the grand tradition of piano transcription and reduction has mostly been abandoned for the immediate gratification of recorded materials. This fulfilling and insightful art is restored in the Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo series. This new series offers the accomplished pianist:

  • New glorious repertoire for practice and performance
  • Challenging study materials
  • A great tool for analysis

This series is also perfect for serious music theory student and provides a more concise and clear example of the inner workings of these masterpieces including:

  • Orchestration
  • Form
  • Insight into structure and melodic integration

With compelling scholarly discussion by Dr. Nicholas Hopkins, Managing Editor of this series, Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo presents the serious pianist or music theorist with a superb tool that they will use throughout the years.

PL1213 - $22.95

Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo Vol. 2

Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo Vol. 2This remarkable volume of symphonic piano reductions includes four masterpieces that range from the classical to post-romantic period.

This new series offers the accomplished pianist:

  • New glorious repertoire for practice and performance
  • Challenging study materials
  • A great tool for analysis

This series is also perfect for the serious music theory student and provides a more concise and clear example of the inner workings of these masterpieces including:

  • Orchestration
  • Form
  • Insight into structure and melodic integration

With compelling scholarly discussion by Dr. Nicholas Hopkins, Managing Editor of this series, Great Symphonies Transcribed for Piano Solo presents the serious pianist or music theorist with a superb tool that they will use throughout the years.

PL1214 - $19.95

They Could Not: Sacred Vocal Solos
Gary Hallquist and Ruth Elaine Schram
Compiled and Edited by Cherry G. Tadlock

They Could Not: Sacred Vocal SolosThis impressive book with accompaniment CD brings you sacred vocal solos for Christmas, Easter and General Worship by two of today's most popular arrangers and writers of Contemporary Christian Music. Compiled and edited by Cherry G. Tadlock, this folio includes such classic works such as His Eye Is on the Sparrow and They Could Not newly arranged by Schram and Hallquist. In addition, the editor has chosen original works by these two writers that features Magnify the Lord by Schram and Faithful to the Vision, In Times Like These, On a Hillside in Bethlehem and We Are His Love by Hallquist. A great addition to your sacred solo library!

VF8 - $19.95

4. Famous Coloratura Arias for Instrumental Solo
For Bass Clef Instruments
Selected, Transcribed and Edited by Alan Raph

For years, instrumentalists have dipped into the operatic repertoire for special showcase solos and encores. Here is a book for bass clef instruments that presents a collection of 16 best-known arias arranged for instrumental performance. These arias are presented in their original keys and can be played by the soloists with traditional piano or orchestral accompaniment. The music has been transcribed and edited for clarity and musical phrasing for the instrumentalist rather than for the vocalist. These are great showstoppers on any recital!

WF25 - Coloratura Arias for Instrumental Solo - Raph - ISBN0825853478 - $11.95

Double and Triple Tonguing: A Complete Approach for Trumpet
Studies on Ornamentation for Trumpet
Sigmund Hering
Ed. By Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann and Eric Chaiken

One of the most prolifically published trumpet pedagogues of the twentieth century, Sigmund Hering had a number of materials that remained unpublished after his death. The editors have carefully culled through these materials and have compiled these two essential books for young trumpet players. Double and Triple Tonguing offers the young player exercises and etudes that will help them build strong tonguing technique. Studies on Ornamentation for Trumpet carefully details and illustrates standard approaches to ornamentation for young trumpeters. These two books are a must for young trumpet students!

WF26 - Double and Triple Tonguing - Hering - ISBN0825855364 - $9.95 WF27 -Ornamentation for Trumpet - Hering - ISBN0825855365 - $9.95

The Kalmen Opperman Repertoire Collection Vol. 1
Arranged by Kalmen Opperman
For Clarinet, Guitar and Piano

This collection in two volumes showcases a lifetime of work by this master artist, teacher, arranger and composer in the creation of new performance literature for the clarinet. Covering a wide range of musical styles and difficulty levels, many of these beautiful pieces can also be performed with clarinet and guitar in addition to the traditional clarinet and piano, giving the soloist more performance flexibility. There are 12 titles included in this highly artistic collection featuring works by Schubert, Chopin, Bach and Opperman himself.

WF8 - Opperman Repertoire Coll. Vol. 1 - Opperman - ISBN082585282-X - $22.95

The Kalman Opperman Repertoire Collection Volume 2
Arranged by Kalmen Opperman
For Clarinet, Guitar and Piano

Kalman Opperman Repertoire Collection Volume 2This collection in two volumes showcases a lifetime of work by this master artist, teacher, arranger and composer in the creation of new performance literature for the clarinet. Covering a wide range of musical styles and difficulty levels, many of these beautiful pieces can also be performed with clarinet and guitar in addition to the traditional clarinet and piano, giving the soloist more performance flexibility. There are 9 titles included in this highly artistic collection featuring works by Satie, Schubert, Chopin, Bach and Telemann.

WF9 - $22.95