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05/27/2015

SCHOTT MUSIC
My First Mozart

Even Mozart had to learn how to play the piano. This collection of easy works includes pieces composed by both young Mozart and by his father, for his piano lessons. Including pieces from the volume Notebook for Wolfgang alongside popular pieces by Mozart such as Ah vous dirai-je Maman (variations) ...

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05/27/2015

SCHOTT MUSIC
Schellack-Hits & Evergreens

The exceptional arranger Carsten Gerlitz presents the best-known pieces from the era of the roaring Twenties, Thirties and Forties in the first and brand-new, exclusively German, special edition of the Schott Piano Lounge series.    The brilliant lounge-style arrangements of ...

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05/27/2015

SCHOTT MUSIC
Schott Cello Library

13 pieces of easy to intermediate standard ideal for lessons and concerts.    As well as popular Baroque sonatas by the likes of Vivaldi and de Fesch, there are also some charming, lesser-known compositions by Lanzetti and Zocarini. Also included are Classical sonatas by J. ...

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05/27/2015

SCHOTT MUSIC
Baroque Guitar Anthology 4

The fourth and final volume in the Baroque Guitar Anthology series contains 12 original pieces by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, transcribed for guitar by co-author Stuart Willis.    This new publication includes pieces by Bach, Weiss, Kellner and Corbetta amongst ...

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05/27/2015

advance music
Choro

The choro, like bossa nova or the samba, is among the most popular of Brazilian musical styles.  This book guides you, step by step, towards your own interpretation of, and improvisation on traditional choro melodies.    All pieces are notated for C, B flat, E flat ...

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05/27/2015

BOOSEY & HAWKES
The Seafaring Fiddler

22 fiddle tunes from the golden age of sail, featuring dance tunes, shanties (work songs), recreational ‘forebitters’ and composed melodies which give the landlubber’s take on the romance of the sea.    Edward Huws Jones explains that “during the heyday of sail, the busiest ...

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05/27/2015

BOOSEY & HAWKES
Violin Sonata in B Minor (1911)

First publication of a work Howells submitted in support of his successful scholarship application to the Royal College of Music.    The work is in three movements, and at 40 minutes’ duration is on a monumental scale. As the editor Paul Spicer remarks in his preface, “Howells ...

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05/27/2015

BOOSEY & HAWKES
St Luke Passion

Scored for chorus, children’s choir, organ and chamber orchestra, St Luke Passion adopts a pared-back focus on choral voices over its 75-minute span. Seeking a more spiritual, inward approach to match Luke’s text, the composer eschews settings of interpolated texts as arias and the customary Evangelist ...

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05/27/2015

BOOSEY & HAWKES
Love

Written for the wedding of a friend of the composer, this atmospheric work breathes new life into the text from 1 Corinthians 13, often read at weddings and civic ceremonies, describing the many facets of love and its importance. The rich vocal harmonies develop from gradually building tonal clusters ...

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05/27/2015

SCHOTT MUSIC
Set me as a seal upon thine heart

This straightforward setting of the eighth chapter of the Song of Solomon, which features two people’s professions of love for each other, was written for the wedding of friends of the composer in 2005.    It is a gentle and lyrical love song employing simple yet effective harmonic ...

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Composers News

07/21/2015
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant on CD
Discovery Music and Vision have re-released a CD of Gerald Barry’s third opera The Bitter Tears ... more


07/06/2015
Work of the Week - Mark-Anthony Turnage: Blood on the Floor
Paris Opéra Ballet’s “L’anatomie de la sensation (pour Francis Bacon)” featuring Mark-Anthony Turnage’s ... more


07/02/2015
Alexander Goehr at Institute of Musical Research
On 6 July 2015, Alexander Goehr will present a lecture at the Institute of Musical Research ... more


06/25/2015
Huw Watkins in residence at Peasmarsh Festival
Huw Watkins will be featured as guest pianist and featured composer at the Peasmarsh Festival in ... more