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Books-Resources, Products

tiny tattoo for orchestra

Tiny Tattoo for Orchestra: Score and Parts

This colorful five-minute work, which includes electrifying percussion parts, is suitable for advanced student orchestras, intermediate players, and professional ensembles.

selected late works for piano solo

Franz Liszt: Selected Late Works for Piano Solo, 1870-1886

This collection presents 30 solo piano pieces from that period (until his death in 1886), many that were unknown and underperformed well into the 20th century.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography includes exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and her 77-year career as a singer-songwriter and a tireless advocate for Indigenous rights.

airs and ballads for classical guitar

Airs and Ballads for Classic Guitar

A dozen of the most beautiful traditional melodies from the British Isles and North America are arranged here as concert pieces, with rich harmonies and variations, by Local 802 (New York City) member John Lehmann-Haupt.

guitar studies

Napoleon Coste: The Guitar Studies

This new critical edition, amply documented with numerous music examples, is the first modern edition prepared directly from the music text which the composer clearly wished to see perpetuated.

the stars and stripes forever

John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever (for four piccolos)

This version of The Stars and Stripes Forever was created for the Philadephia-based Lyra Ensemble and is scored for four piccolos.

jimi hendrix - the complete scores

Jimi Hendrix – The Complete Scores

comes in a purple velvet protective case and features over 1,000 pages with full scores and lyrics to all of his 52 songs.

italian classics

Italian Classics (for violin and piano)

David Brooker’s “Italian Classics” for violin and piano contains arrangements of great Italian hits from the classics and folk music for intermediate-level players and beyond.

jazz zone

Jazz Zone: An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation for Clarinet

Jazz Zone is an introduction to jazz improvisation for clarinet. James Rae has drawn upon his extensive performing and teaching experience and presents in an accessible and straightforward manner a way into the somewhat daunting area for the aspiring jazz musician—that of improvisation.

sight reading etude collection

Complete Sight Reading Etude Collection for Bass Clef Brass

To challenge students, Ponzo created 132 graded etudes in easy, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.