This book is an excellent introduction to one of America's most
quintessential instruments, the pedal steel. The first part of the book
covers the skills required to play the instrument, including technique
for the pedals and knee levers, bar control, and picking. The second
half includes songs and licks that illustrate the full spectrum of the
pedal steel's capabilities. Exercises and songs are presented in
tablature and standard notation. The book comes with accompanying audio
and video, including play-along tracks.
Bags of Tunes is an irresistible collection of tunes for solo viola, written and arranged by Mary Cohen especially for Beginner Level players. These pieces are gently progressive and all based around the first finger pattern, excellent for consolidation work or for enjoyable sight-reading practice. Songs include Rain, rain, go away!; Hot cross buns; Pop goes the weasel; London Bridge; and many more.
Released in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America's greatest composers, this collection presents the first editions of a recently discovered movement of the violin sonata and an early violin work, Gypsy Dance. Also includes many new transcriptions. In addition to piano accompaniment tracks, the CD includes performances recorded by Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Contents: Adagio (Adagio for Strings) Allegro agitato, third movement from Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor Canzone Canzonetta
Hermit Songs Suite
St. Ita's Vision
The Monk and His Cat
The Desire for Hermitage
Suite from Souvenirs
Pas de deux
Three Song Transcriptions
The Secrets of the Old
Sure on this shining night
Aecha is the Hebrew title of the book of Lamentations, which is chanted on the Jewish fast day of T'isha b'Av to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The first section of the composition uses melodic motives from this mournful chant, which carries the weight of centuries of sorrow and laments the brokenness of the world. The second section is a prayer that enters the quiet space of holiness. The melody draws on part of the Rosh Hashana prayer Avinu malkeinu ("Our Father, our King"), and begs for an answer from the overwhelming despair. The answer comes in the thirds section, as the music gradually moves into a dance of redemption and is transformed into an ecstatic Hasidic melody.
Title: Aecha (Lamentations) for Violin, Cello and Piano, By Warshauer, Meira, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 66854
"Red-Haired Boy" is a traditional Irish reel that has become a standard tune in the American old-time and bluegrass musicians' repertoire. This arrangement combines non-traditional phrase structures and an extended introduction as well as syncopated accompaniment patterns and variations on the basic melody. "Deer in the Headlights", based on the traditional American fiddle tune "Forked Deer", is a "hoe-down" contrasted with a funky ostinato melody, featuring prominent pauses - the deer caught in the headlights. This tune is a favorite with composer and arranger Carlson's audiences.
Includes: Score, 8 Violin I, 8 Violin II, 3 Viola, 8 Violin III (Viola substitute), 5 Cello, 3 Double Bass