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Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats', has delighted audiences all over the world. These easy arrangements for flute and piano include six of the best numbers from one of London's most popular shows.
Cantique de Jean Racine was written in 1865 during Faure's final year at the Ecole Niedermeyer, winning him the first prize for composition, and this elegant work now holds a cherished place in the choral repertory for both sacred and secular occasions. Presented with an English singing translation in addition to the original French, John Rutter's edition includes an accompaniment for organ or piano, and the work may also be performed with the transcription for harp and strings (available separately), compatible with the instrumentation for the OUP edition of the Faure Requiem in its 1893 version. Complete orchestral and vocal material is available on hire/rental and on sale. In addition, an arrangement for upper voices (SSAA) with Faure's original keyboard accompaniment is available on sale.
80 Graded Studies for Clarinet Book One are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, up to early intermediate level, according to carefully planned technical progression (Grades 1-5). 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet, selected and edited by John Davies and Paul Harris, brings together in two books a broad selection of 19th-century study repertory, with studies by Baermann, Berr, Demnitz, Klose, Lazarus, Lefevre, Muler, Rose, Stark, Vanderhagen, and Wiedemann - all virtuosi of their day. Also included are a number of specially composed studies by Paul Harris that introduce aspects of 20th-century style and considerably extend the scope of the selection. Book One contains studies 1-50, with 51-80 in Book Two. Studies are an established part of every instrumentalist's training. They place technical problems in musical contexts, and can be invaluable aids to development. 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet is a must-have resource for all students and teachers, and the two books feature heavily on the major examination board syllabuses. **ABRSM selected pieces (Clarinet 2008-2013): Study in F (Demnitz) Study in A minor or Study in F (Demnitz) Csardas (Wiedemann) **Trinity College London selected pieces (Clarinet 2012-2014): Study no.5 or Study no. 9 (Demnitz) Study no. 6 (Harris) Study no. 13 (Demnitz) Study no.15 (Lazarus) Study no.22 or Study no.27 (Demnitz) Study no. 39 (Baermann) Study no. 35 (Demnitz) Study no. 50 (Stark) **Trinity College London selected pieces (Clarinet 2012-2014): Study no.60 (Harris) Study no.52 (Demnitz) Study no.56 (Lazarus) Study no.64, Romance (Wiedemann) Study no.73 (Baermann) Study no.67 (Harris)
80 Graded Studies for Clarinet Book Two is a direct continuation of the first and is designed to take young players to an intermediate level. It concentrates on a number of techniques such as tone quality, dynamics, intonation, articulation, finger technique and playing in character. The wide variety of styles covered by the book fosters a musical understanding in the young clarinetist. Studies are an established part of every instrumentalist's training. They place technical problems in musical contexts, and can be invaluable aids to development. 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet is a must-have resource for all students and teachers, and the two books feature heavily on the major examination board syllabuses. **ABRSM selected piece (Clarinet 2008-2013): Study in D minor (Demnitz) Study in A (Baermann) Study in G# minor or Study in G minor (Muller) **Trinity College London selected pieces (Saxophone 2012-2014): Study no.64 (Mazas)
for soprano soloist, mixed choir, and orchestra or ensemble (with organ) This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English) are from the Missa pro Defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. The seven sections form an arch-like meditation on the themes of life and death: prayers on behalf of all humanity, psalms, personal prayers to Christ, and in the central Sanctus an affirmation of divine glory. The full scores have been edited and engraved by the composer himself and are presented in handsome, cloth-bound editions. Vocal and orchestral material is available on hire.
Piano Progress Studies Book 2 is part of The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, which displays the thoroughness, imagination and sense of discovery that are key features of teaching. The excellence of the musical material, the clear printing and the attractive presentation of the books have been universally acclaimed. The series is established as one of the foremost modern piano methods. Author Fanny Waterman is one of the most outstanding piano teachers of our time. Joint founder, with Marion Harewood, of the Leeds International Piano Competition, her ever growing list of prize-winning pupils has brought her international renown.
Following on from the first three books in The Young Violinist's Repertoire series, this volume is for the player already familiar with first and third positions. It presents a broad range of European music from three centuries, including some beautiful but relatively unfamiliar pieces by Handel, Leopold Mozart and others. Priority has been given to melodic pieces demanding a sustained legato, so that players are introduced to the cantabile style, which so important to violin playing. The technical level in this book covers approximately grades 3-5.
Following on from the first two books in the The Young Violinist's Repertoire series, this book presents pieces of moderate difficulty (grades 2-4) that give plenty of scope for development of the bow arm, introduce spiccato and require some finesse of execution. There is also ample opportunity for the introduction of vibrato. The first ten pieces are in first position enabling the player to master the basics of a sound technique before undertaking the crucial step to third position - this should prepare the ground for players as they tackle larger scale works as by now they will have already met many of the techniques and playing styles that these will require. **ABRSM selected pieces (Violin 2012-2015): March of the Hunters (Weber) Gavotte from Suite BWV1012 (J.S. Bach)