The Festival Collection is a series of eight books designed to give students and teachers a great variety of fabulous repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th/21st Centuries. The series is carefully levelled from elementary through advanced repertoire. These pieces are true crowd pleasers and will showcase students' technical and musical abilities. Each level covers the gamut of your repertoire needs, from works that showcase power and bravura, to pieces that develop a students' sense of control and finesse. Having a wide selection of works with pedagogically-correct levelling will help make your repertoire selections easier and your students' performances more successful.
Each book includes a CD recording of all the corresponding works to guide students in their interpretation. The editing in the scores reflects these CD performances. While the CD performances are consistent with the editing in the books, and vice versa, they also demonstrate an appropriate degree of interpretive license. This will help to instil an appreciation for accurate performances, while nurturing a sense for stylistically appropriate interpretive license.
The Festival Collection is a companion to the Succeeding with the Masters series - a series which provides the student with practice strategies and valuable information about the musical characteristics of each era. The Festival Collection expands the repertoire selection with numerous additional top-drawer pedagogical works in a wide array of styles, and with different musical and technical demands. There is no duplication of repertoire between these two series and all the pieces presented in both series are motivational and exciting for students to learn, as well as for teachers to teach!