Author: Hans-Günter Heumann
Publisher: Schott Music
Selected for pupils in their first years of piano lessons, this volume contains 50 of the most beautiful original compositions for piano from the days of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the days of Alexander Grechaninov, providing playing material from the baroque period to the early 20th century. Apart from numerous individual pieces, it also contains easy sonatas and sonatinas by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven. Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions and notes on the execution of ornaments, this collection with its modern and reader-friendly layout is ideal for lessons and for playing at home.
Author: Moez Surani
Publisher: Wolsak & Wynn Pub Limited
Reticent Bodies is Toronto author Moez Surani's long-awaited debut collection. Shaped by a childhood spent listening to a mixture of Gujarati, Kutchi, Urdu and Swahili around the kitchen table, while attending a French Immersion school in Toronto, Surani's poems could define the epitome of Canada's ethnic layering. Spare Canadian lyricism is combined with unusual linguistic rhythms and sharp bursts of vibrant imagery in an exceptional poetic debut.
Author: Henry Sapoznik
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
Klezmer! is the fascinating story of survival against the odds, of a musical legacy so potent it can still be heard dispite assimilation and near annihilation. The scratchy, distant sound of the early recordings discovered and studied by Henry Sapoznik have formed a soundtrack for an entirely new generation of performers.
Author: Toshio Takahashi, Shinʼichi Suzuki
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Titles: Mary Had a Little Lamb (Folk Song) * Fireflies (Children's Song) * Kagome Kagome (Children's Song) * Cuckoo (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Suzuki-Takahashi) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Amaryllis (J. Ghys) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * The Honeybee (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) * Lullaby, Op. 98, No. 2 (F. Schubert) * Moon over the Ruined Castle (R. Taki) * Minuet, Minuet III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J. S. Bach) * Minuet, BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J. S. Bach) * Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 (J. S. Bach) * Bourr?e from Sonata No. 3 in G Major for Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 1, No. 5, HHA IV/3 No. 5 (G. F. Handel) * Fingering Chart. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Author: John Neil Munro
Described recently by Empire magazine as 'Britain's best ever blues singer', John Martyn was one of rock music's last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, which contributed to his death in January 2009, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved by fans and critics, loathed by ex-managers, he survived the music business he despised for 40 years. With contributions by Martyn, many of his lovers and over 20 musicians who knew him well, this book documents his upbringing in Glasgow and rise through the Scottish and London folk scene of the 1960s, his many highs and lows, and his friendships with the great lost souls of British rock music - Nick Drake and Paul Kossoff.
Author: Domenico Scarlatti, Katharina Larissa Paech
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(Schott). Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) was one of the greatest harpsichord virtuosos of his time and composed well over 500 keyboard sonatas. This selection contains well-known and relatively easy pieces, making it suitable for amateur pianists as well as providing rewarding material for piano instruction. Contents: Sonatas in E minor K.291 * C major K.309 * F major K.274 * A minor K.149 * E minor K.292 * A major K.322 * A minor K.3 * D minor K.64 * C major K.200 * F major K.82 * E major K.380 * C major K.159 * D major K.430 * D major K.491.
Author: Graham Gates
A witty and original insight into London, its landmarks and the language of its world-renowned cab drivers.
Author: Ewan McVicar
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Adults may lament that today's children do not sing in the playground, but the kids know better. Hilarious, energetic, surreal, shocking and nonsensical rhymes and songs are as much in evidence today as they always were. In this book, one of Scotland's best-known storytellers introduces hundreds of such rhymes from all over the country.
Author: Edward Huws Jones
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Incorporated
(Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music). Edward Huws Jones' popular series of traditional fiddle repertoire, now available with expertly-recorded audio CD. Containing colorful instrumental backing tracks and full demonstrations, the new audio resource will aid and inspire your private practice and public performance alike. These generous collections of authentic music, some familiar, some more exotic, but all of it faithfully arranged, enable you to create your own ceilidh, bluegrass club or charanga band. The violin edition includes optional easy violin part and guitar chords, while the complete edition also includes both keyboard and violin accompaniments. Either format is highly flexible, which means the music can be played as solos, duets or trios as well as with larger ensembles. Edwards Huws Jones has travelled extensively researching fiddle-playing traditions. In each book he explains the background of the particular musical style, giving his own suggestions for a lively performance.
Author: Sheila Stewart
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Sheila Stewart is the last in the line of the Stewarts o' Blair, a travelling family who have made a unique contribution to the musical and oral traditions of Scotland. Her mother was the legendary 'Queen amang the Heather', the singer and storyteller Belle Stewart, and her father, Willie Stewart, was a noted piper. Sheila spent her childhood wandering with them all over Scotland, working on farms and experiencing all the highs and lows of the traveller lifestyle. From 1954 she sang in concerts with her parents and her sister Cathie, and they became stars of the folk scene. An acclaimed storyteller and ballad singer, she is in huge demand and has continued to perform up to the present day. This, her long-awaited autobiography, is graphic in its depiction of the sometimes harrowing circumstances of her life, but is also a tribute to the rich and dramatic tradition of which she is one of the last representatives.
Author: Melanie Spanswick
(Schott). Did you use to play the piano? Would you like to play again? Play it again: Piano uses real pieces from the piano repertoire to teach specific techniques and tips, getting you playing fluently once again. This is the second book, which is for the more confident former piano player or for those continuing their journey from Book 1. The level of pieces in this second book progresses from around UK grades 5 to 8 (intermediate to late advanced). "I used to play the piano..." Aimed at returning players who have spent some time away from the keyboard, Play it again: Piano gives you the confidence to revisit this fulfilling pastime and go beyond what you previously thought you could achieve. Each of the 21 pieces in Book 2 is accompanied by two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips, all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again! There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper to regain a fuller understanding of music and technique. A refresher course for all abilities Each book is arranged in 4 progressive sections, with Book 1 moving from Elementary to Intermediate, and Book 2 taking you from Late Intermediateto Late Advanced . Dip in and out wherever your level of playing suits: this two-book course starts with simpleand elegant miniatures and concludes with the famously showy Prelude in C-sharp minor by Rachmaninoff! Confident pianists could start with Book 2, but there is a wealth of delightful repertoire and valuable practice tips in Book 1 it s always useful to go back to basics. From Schumann to shuffles Baroque, Classical and Romantic works sit alongside Jazz, Ragtime, contemporary or traditional pieces at every level, so each lesson brings something different and you ll learn to play in a range of styles, some of which may be new to your fingers. If you often find yourself saying "I used to play the piano..." but wish you still did, Play it Again: Piano is the resource for you!
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Partly thematic, partly chronological, this account of dance in Ireland emerges out of a broader interest in the body in society as well as in the construction of national and gender identities. It comprises seven chapters each of which addresses a particular form of cultural identity. These include national, ethnic, gender, social class, postmodern and global identities. It is structured in such a way that many of the chapters are devoted to a specific identity formation while issues of gender and social class are interwoven into most chapters. Underpinning the discussion throughout is the assumption that dance both reflects and produces the social, cultural and politic contexts within which it is performed and represented. This is so because bodily movement including dance reflects societal structures, norms and values as attested to by sociologists and dance scholars alike. Interwoven into the dance narrative, therefore, is the flow of Irish society over this time; a flow that incorporates social stability and social change, tradition and modernity, men and women, rural and urban, as well as the local, the national and the global.