Bags of Style takes a fantastic musical journey through ten centuries of time, starting in the 12th century with an energetic stamping dance, and arriving at the 21st century for a 'game of chance' that you can alter simply by tossing a coin. Pieces are gently progressive and written by leading string pedagogue, Mary Cohen. Excellent for grade 2-3 players.
Who needs a singer? With Play Puccini, instrumentalists can bathe themselves in luxurious Italian melody! These ten opera arias are among the composer's most famous and distinctive achievements, here transcribed for intermediate level solo instrument and piano. The book includes a biography of Puccini, notes about the plot of each opera, and the dramatic context of the selected aria. The companion CD features excellent performances, as well as piano accompaniments for practice. Includes arias from: La Bohème, La Fanciulla Del West, Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Suor Angelica, Tosca and Turandot.
Title: Play Puccini: 10 Arias, By Puccini, Giacomo, Published by Ricordi, Item numbers: 50484652, 50484653, 50484654