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All the Compositions in this book have been originally written for guitar. There is music covering the broadest stylistic range offering repertoire that will interest adults as well as younger guitarists. Some of the pieces have been published for the first time since the 18th and 19th century, others are previously unpublished. Notes on performance practice are included throughout the book to try to help students to develop an awareness of musical style.
The concerto has a dashing first movement marked by jazz memories and a lento whose wistful melancholy also suggests the sentimental lyrical style of the 1930s. The leap from this to the crude whooping and the stomping rhythms of the finale was irresistible. . . Martin Cooper, Daily Telegraph, 12 October 1976
Composed in 1982 Malcolm Arnold's Trumpet Concerto was written to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Royal College of Music. Before devoting himself entirely to composition, Arnold was the principal trumpet in the Philharmonia Orchestra, and his mastery of the instrument is evident throughout this brilliantly compact 12-minute work. 'Contemporary-music-without-tears has always been his aim, and this succinct little three-movement work showed him as skilful as ever in unpretentious directness of utterance, as it were in the vernacular. For the soloist it is a gift, alike in the first movement's almost indispensable fanfare-like challenges, in melody someitmes as nostalgic as Poulenc (especially haunting in the seductively scored central Andante) and in the Finale's flashes of virtuosity.' The Times ( Joan Chissell), 31 January 1983
The Young Violinist's Repertoire is an ideal introduction to the established repertoire for the violin. Progressively arranged to take the young player from the very early stages to intermediate standard, the four books bring together music from all over Europe and span a wide range of composers, periods and styles. The violin parts are all in first position and the piano parts offer plenty of musical interest while being within the technical scope of players who have been studying for only a short time. The pieces are divided into two sections the first being slightly easier than the second, perhaps to be tackled later on as technique and ability develop.
This completely revised second edition of The Poetic Debussy contains the most recent discoveries in the composer's oeuvre, including a number of hitherto unknown songs. The texts of all Debussy's songs, both in the original French and with revised English translations on the facing page, are collected in chronological order, with notes and location of sources. In addition, Margaret Cobb has brought together a fascinating selection of Debussy's letters which have poetic refences, and has updated the notes on those twenty-six compositions based on or inspired by literary texts. This work will prove an invaluable aid to performers, scholars and students, as it contains the texts, with translations, of the full output of Debussy's songs, describes his works derived from literary sources, and includes important background material.
. . .a brief opening allegro, a slow movement that evolved from lyrical simplicity to portentous emotional gestures, and a finale that was an euberant and affectionate salute to Pre-Goodman Rag. Christopher Grier, Evening Standard, 12 October 1976
This is indeed a substantial piece of music and there is never any doubt it was written by a symphonist. The orchestration is both clever and brilliant. . .a contemporary masterpiece. Schenectady Gazette (USA), 7 May 1979
Recital Repertoire Book 1: for pianists has 28 pieces of classical repertoire for the intermediate student growing their depth of technique. This compilation of bright and solid compositions is part of The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, which is established as one of the foremost piano methods. Devised jointly by the world famous piano teacher, Fanny Waterman, and her co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Marion Harewood (now Thorpe), it represents a distillation of the thoroughness, inspiration and sense of adventure that characterizes Fanny Waterman's own teaching methods. The excellence of the musical material and attractive presentation have won universal acclaim.