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Books-Resources

The H.A. VanderCook Solo Collection: 25 Characteristic Pieces for Solo Trumpet and Piano

H.A. VanderCook Solo Collection includes 25 enjoyable compositions for solo cornet/trumpet, and all the titles are derived from flower or plant names.


The Nightingale’s Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz

Spanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, The Nightingale’s Sonata centers around violin virtuoso Lea Luboshutz.


24 Caprices Etudes for Flute

“24 Caprices Etudes for Flute” includes 24 miniature gems incorporating the difficulties we face daily while playing the flute.


Six Jazz Piano Solos

Whether for study or performance, Cornick’s Six Jazz Piano Solos each offer a different aspect of jazz.


Jim Brickman, 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits

Pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman has released his latest album—a compilation of him singing 15 of his biggest hits from the past 25 years.


Sarah Jarosz, World On The Ground

Three-time Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz, of Local 257, has announced the June 5 release of her first new album in four years, World on the Ground.


Daniel Szabo, Visionary: New Music for Jazz Trio & Chamber Ensemble

“Visionary” by David Szabo of Local 47 was written for a unique instrumentation combining woodwind sextet with string quartet and jazz rhythm section.


AP-86 Grenadilla Wood Piccolo

Wm. S. Haynes Co. Amadeus AP-86 Grenadilla Wood Piccolo


The new Amadeus AP-86 grenadilla wood piccolo by Wm. S. Haynes Co. offers a responsive head joint that plays with ease, while the body and silver-plated mechanism provides accurate intonation, balanced registers, and a liquid altissimo.




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Fibonacci Fibonacci Guitar


The Fibonacci Fibonacci is a versatile, multi-faceted, workhorse of a guitar, with soft, warm tones and an extra ‘bite’ when required.




Heinrich Baermann: Lesser Known Works for the Clarinet

Dr. Madelyn Moore has compiled three largely forgotten works by Baermann in this unique collection, hoping that by studying and performing these works, clarinetists will gain a better understanding of this important instrumental predecessor.








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