Students, teachers, and professional pianists will find this volume invaluable. This historically accurate edition contains a wealth of background information on ornamentation, dotted rhythms in the Baroque style, and the recommended tempos and guidelines for performing the works on the piano. Bach's writing is carefully separated from the editorial suggestions in light gray print. A wealth of footnotes compare the various sources consulted. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. 116 pages.
Renowned for its celebrated slow movement, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is one of his most popular works. Written in 1812, when the 42-year-old composer was at the peak of his powers, it demonstrates the mastery of a mature artist in complete control of his craft. His command of symphonic form, thematic development, and orchestral texture is everywhere evident in this remarkable composition.
Reprinted here from the authoritative Litolff edition, this work appears in full score with bar-numbered movements for easy reference. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.
In the summer of 1780, Mozart received a commission from Munich to write an opera seria -- a form of opera that catered to eighteenth-century tastes for stories with classical and mythological subjects and for musical scores that provided ample opportunities for bravura singing. Idomeneo, first performed at the Court Opera in Munich early in 1781, triumphantly reveals the young composer at the summit of his powers. Rather than the stereotypical score that was often little more than a thinly contrived excuse for exhibitionistic singing, Mozart's music was rich in dramatic force and heroic emotion, with a new emphasis on choral singing and exceptionally full and elaborate scoring -- qualities amply demonstrated in this authoritative full-score edition of the opera.
High drama asserts itself in the scene most crucial to the plot: caught in a storm at sea, King Idomeaeus of Crete has promised Neptune that if spared from imminent shipwreck he will sacrifice the first person he sees upon reaching land. As he touches shore, the first person the king sees is his son, Idamantes. The exciting drama that follows, brought to life by Mozart's masterly score, will delight opera lovers, singers, musicians, and music students. Idomeneo is reprinted here from the authoritative full-score edition published by Breitkopf & H rtel.
Titles: Study Points for Volume 2 * Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G. F. Handel) * Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J. S. Bach) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C. M. von Weber) * Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 for Piano (J. Brahms) * Bourr e from Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 (G. F. Handel) * The Two Grenadiers, Die beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (A. Thomas) * Gavotte (J. B. Lully) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 (L. van Beethoven) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini). This title is available in SmartMusic.
Popular Christmas carols are arranged in graded order with optional duet parts to provide pleasure and satisfaction during the Christmas season for students using Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. Titles: Angels We Have Heard on High * The First No l * God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen * Go Tell It on the Mountain * Here We Come A-Caroling * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * O Christmas Tree * O Come, All Ye Faithful * Pat-a-Pan * Silent Night * Still, Still, Still * Up on the Housetop * We Three Kings of Orient Are * We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Alfred's Top Hits series has overwhelmingly been accepted by students and teachers. This series combines just the right combination of hits from Broadway, Hollywood, television and recordings As you might expect from Alfred, this series offers a rare combination of great music arranged with care and creativity. Your beginning and intermediate students can savor the excitement of playing pop music and reap the benefits from making practicing more fun and rewarding. Titles: Casper the Friendly Ghost * Do-Re-Mi * Edelweiss * I'm Late * I'm Popeye the Sailor Man * It's a Small World * Mickey Mouse March * My Heart Will Go On * Peter Cottontail * Puff the Magic Dragon * Rubber Duckie.
Full of the color, harmonies, and rhythms of Spanish folk music, this excellent, authoritative compilation of works by Granados features his finest pieces: A la cubana, Op. 36 (In Cuban style); Allegro de concierto, Op. 46 (Concert allegro); Capricho espa ol, Op. 39 (Spanish caprice); Dos danzas espa oles, Op. 37 (Two Spanish dances); Dos Impromptus; El pelele (The puppet); Marche militaire, Op. 38; Moresque y Cancion arabe (Moorish piece and Arabian song); Ochos valses poeticos (Eight poetic waltzes); Seis piezas sobre cantos populares espa oles (Six pieces on Spanish folksongs); and the composer's own transcription of the world-famous Intermezzo from his opera Goyescas.