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December Piano Gallery News
By Nick Janssen
12/7/2012 3:39:00 PM

Happy Holidays from your West Music print music team!

If you’re anything like me you have yet to find a single gift for anyone on your list. And while holiday themed presents are fun, getting a gift that can be used year round may be more practical for some. If the gift of piano music is on your list, there are a few new releases that I suggest taking a look at.

G. Schirmer has just released a great edition for classical pianists. The G. Schirmer Piano Collection G. Schirmer Piano Collectioncontains 33 works by 25 prominent G. Schirmer composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The works, which are suitable for advanced high school and college-level pianists, include compositions by Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, among others.

Another interesting publication is a recent release by Willis Music titled Three New Gymnopédies. Three New GymnopediesFrank Levin takes Satie’s distinctive compositional style in a new direction while still paying homage to the original Gymnopédies’ slow waltz tempo, dark character, rich harmony and French sensibility. And even though Levin’s original compositions delve deeper in complexity and emotional contrast, the composer does an excellent job of remaining true to his source of inspiration.

Lastly, for those of you who are always looking for fresh arrangements of sacred works, Alfred Wondrous EasterMusic Publishing has come out with Wondrous Easter by James Koerts. Containing 10 contemporary arrangements of standards such as “Because He Lives” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” these early advanced arrangements are a great addition for your worship services during the weeks leading up to Easter.

West Music has many more great deals and publications to be had this holiday season, including 20% off of Alfred’s for Students series. Don’t delay, our holiday sale ends December 24th! CLICK HERE to see our interactive holiday gift guide.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!


Tags: piano music, gift ideas, classical piano, The G. Schirmer Piano Collection, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Three New Gymnopedies, Satie, sacred music, sacred piano music, Wondrous Easter
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