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Gabriel Grovlez: Sarabande et Allegro for Alto Saxophone and Piano~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Alto Saxophone)
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Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944) studied under Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez's Sarabande et Allegro is a sublime addition to the Alto Saxophone repertoire.

Many of the composer's works show neo-classical features, which is also the case in Sarabande et Allegro, where the texture is predominantly melody-dominated homophony, perfect cadences are frequently heard, and modulations to related keys occur. Grovlez's F minor Sarabande is in a steady, triple meter, superbly contrasted by the fast Allegro, composed in the relative major. All these features make for a thoroughly enjoyable and delightful performance!

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Eugène Bozza: Aria~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Alto Saxophone)

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Aria by Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) is a lyrical piece written in 1936 for advanced Alto Saxophone players. Technically and musically challenging, being able to master vibrato and control your instrument well will be greatly beneficial to effective playing of this piece.

Dedicated to the famous French Saxophonist Marcel Mule, Aria required from the player a good mastery of breathing as there are few rests and this also suggests that the intonation should be applied carefully as well.
A relaxed piece that's really popular among players, this piece can remind of the style of J. S. Bach and is thoroughly enjoyable.

Eugène Bozza won different prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris such as the First Prizes for the Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He also composed several operas, chamber works and ballets among others.

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Maurice Ravel: Pièce en Forme de Habanera for Alto Saxophone and Piano~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Alto Saxophone, Saxophone)

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As a prestigious composer of the early 20th century, Maurice Ravel 's Pièce en Forme de Habanera contains many features which continue to make the composer's music popular and loved to this day.

Known for his masterful melodies and rich harmonies, Pièce en Forme de Habanera clearly exemplifies these qualities through flourishing Saxophone lines and evocative, chordal and rhythmic Piano accompaniments. Moreover, the Habanera rhythms throughoutthe piece create a dynamic and exciting effect. All of these musical elements combined create a highly enjoyable piece for the Alto Saxophone repertoire. In addition, the clear print of separate Saxophone and Piano parts in this edition add to an irresistable purchase for budding saxophonists.

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Amy Quate: Light of Sothis for Alto Saxophone and Piano~ Not Specified (Score, Piano, Saxophone)
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Contemporary composer Amy Quate works in a wide variety of musical styles, forms and media. Composed in 1982 and dedicated to saxophonist Debra Richtmeyer, Light of Sothis creatively depicts the brightest star in heaven.

Sothis, now called Sirius, is the star aspect of the goddess Isis, whose light confines the cycles of nature which bring beauty, prosperity and life. It is believed that Sothis blesses us with sacred illumination and it is this which Quate depicts in Light of Sothis. In three movements, Grace, Passion and Faith, the Saxophone line has lyrical melodies contrasted with dramatic scalic passages, covering the entire range of the instrument. Suitable for intermediate level saxophonists, a performance Quate's Light of Sothis proves to be an enticing prospect.

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André Lafosse: Complete Method Of Slide Trombone – Volume 1 (Trombone)~ Instrumental Tutor (Trombone)
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Conceived for beginners and written in 1921, André Lafosse’s Complete method of Slide Trombone – Volume 1 is an introductory method with comments and explanation for Slide Trombone. Including various exercises and studies, this complete method will also guide the player with the right positions to adopt and direct him to produce a clean sound on the instrument.

Complete method of Slide Trombone has been written in three volumes, the first two in 1921 and the last one in 1946 and the Bass Trombone is covered in an appendix of three pages.

André Lafosse (1890-1975) was a Trombonist and a professor at Paris Conservatoire. He also composed a suite for brass quintet called 'Suite Breve' and recorded with Stravinsky.

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Eugène Bozza: Image For Solo Flute, Op. 38 (Flute)~ Instrumental Work (Flute)

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Images for solo Flute, Op. 38 by Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) is one of Bozza’s most famous pieces. Technically challenging, it includes flutter tonguing, extreme range, and multi-phonics.

Really enjoyable and often played in contests and representations, Images for solo Flute, Op. 38 would fit advanced level players.

Eugène Bozza won different prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris such as the First Prizes for the Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He composed several operas, chamber works and ballets among others.

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Paul Bazelaire/Luigi Boccherini: Rondo, for Cello and Piano~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Cello)

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As a prestigious composer of the late 18th century, Luigi Boccherini's (1743-1805) Rondo, transcribed for the Cello by Paul Bazelaire, contains many features which continue to make the composer's music popular and loved to this day.

Known for his courtly, gallant style, Rondo, originally composed for Violin and Harpsichord, clearly exemplifies these qualities through the 2/4 time signature, flourishing Cello lines and evocative, chordal and rhythmic Piano accompaniment. Moreover, syncopation rhythms and ornamentation heard throughout the piece create further excitement. All of these musical elements combine to create a highly enjoyable piece for the Cello repertoire. In addition, the clear print of separate Cello and Piano parts in this edition of Rondo add to this irresistable purchase for budding cellists.

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Philippe Gaubert: Sicilienne for Flute and Piano~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Flute)

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Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) was a distinguished performer on the Flute. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that his compositions for the instrument are at the forefront of the Flute's repertoire, Sicilienne being no exception.

After a prominent career as a flautist with the Paris Opéra, he was appointed as professor of Flute at the Paris Conservatoire, as well as principal conductor of leading orchestras. It was during this time that Gaubert composed, including his Sicilienne which was published in 1914. Addressing many technical features, including flourishing semiquaver passages, a wide range, changing time signatures, chromaticism, a variety in dynamics and dotted rhythms, Sicilienne is a pleasantly inspiring piece for aspiring flautists.

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Paul Jeanjean: "Vade-Mecum" Of The Clarinet Player - Six Special Studies (Clarinet)~ Study (Clarinet)
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'Vade-Mecum' for the Clarinet is a set of six studies by Paul Jeanjean (1874-1928) and was composed for intermediate level players who don’t always have the time to practise but have to be warmed up. It should prepare them in approximately half an hour and is particularly good to render the fingers and tongue rapidly supple. It should also help to overcome imperfections and weaknesses. Paul Jeanjean (1874-1928) is a French composer known for his Clarinet compositions. He also composed '16 Études modernes', 'Arabesques' and 'Clair Matin'.

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Paul Taffanel/Philippe Gaubert: 17 Grands Exercices Journaliers De Mécanisme (Flute)~ Study (Flute)
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Composed by Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) and Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941), 17 Grands Exercices Journaliers de Mécanisme should be performed daily to maintain and strengthen your technique and tone.

In this progressive method, the importance of the purity of the sound is highlighted and the flautist should work their techniques keeping this idea constantly in mind.
A calendar appears at the beginning of the method to ensure progress is made and advice is given in four languages.

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Marcel Moyse: Daily Exercises (Flute)~ Instrumental Tutor (Flute)
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Published in 1922 and written by the French flautist and composer Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), Daily Exercises proposes a series of 25 exercises for Flute.

Created for the use of intermediate/advanced flautists and with a given timetable organised over a one-month period, Daily Exercises should help the players to feel more comfortable when using the low and high registers. Considered as a maestro by some musicians, Marcel Moyse has composed many Flute methods and exercise books also published by Alphonse Leduc, such as Gammes et Arpèges (1933), De la Sonorité (1934) and Mécanisme-Chromatisme (1927). His methods are widely used and recognised worldwide.

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Joseph Edouard Barat: Andate Et Scherzo (Trumpet/Piano)~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Trumpet)
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Joseph Edouard Barat (1882-1963) is best known for his concertos and compositions for solo wind and orchestra. His sympathy for wind music is thought to have been influenced by his work as a bandmaster with the French Army, from which his compositional expertise has derived.

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Bohuslav Martinu: Sonatina (Bb Clarinet and Piano)~ Instrumental Work (Piano Accompaniment, Clarinet)
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Composed in 1956 by Bohuslav Martinu, the Sonatina for Bb Clarinet and Piano is a neo-classical piece.

This work, to be played as a single movement has been written in three different sections: Moderato, Andante and Poco Allegro. The rhythms are reminiscent of a Polka and a March and the piece contains unexpected syncopation.
Being one of Bohuslav Martinu‘s later works, it was written in New York, after he spent some time in Paris.

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) was a Czech composer and a violinist. Even though he was interested in different style, including Romanticism, Jazz and Expressionism, he wrote mainly neo-classical pieces, including 16 symphonies, 14 ballets and 15 operas.

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Olivier Messiaen: The Technique of my Musical Language~ Not Specified (Piano)
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Being a fascinatingly unique composer, Olivier Messiaen pushed the conventions of composing to its very limits. The composer's music remains ever-popular and The Technique of my Musical Language provides the key and necessary knowledge into the study of his delightful music.

The book contains text with musical examples, describing unique elements of his music, such as ametrical music, his rhythmic notations and his modes of limited transposition, among many others. For all fans of Messiaen, The Technique of my Musical Language is essential to the understanding of the composer's much loved music.

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Olivier Messiaen: The Nativity of the Lord, 9 Meditations for Organ (Volume 1)~ Not Specified (Score, Organ)
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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony and melodies, The Nativity of the Lord is no exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.

Volume 1, published in 1935 with the three following volumes, comprises the first three meditations, The Virgin and the Child, The Shepherds and Eternal Purposes. The entire work by Messiaen, The Nativity of the Lord is a testament to the composer's Christian faith. The work was one of the first to feature the composer's own modes of limited transposition and influences of birdsong. This edition of the popular Messiaen work includes notes by the composer on how to perform certain features. The Nativity of the Lord is essential to all advanced organists seeking to expand and vary their repertoire.

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Marcel Moyse: De la Sonorité - Art & Technique (Flute)~ Instrumental Tutor (Flute)
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Published in 1934 and written by the French flautist and composer Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), De la Sonorité proposes a method to acquire a beautiful sonority on the Flute. Created for the use of advanced flautists, the exercises should give a means to the players to transform their sounds and obtain a different and better tone.

De la Sonorité is divided into five parts:
1. Timbre and homogeneity of tone in the 3 registers
2. Suppleness of tone (especially in the low register)
3. Attacking and slurring notes
4. Fullness of tone
5. Management of tone in interpretation

Considered as a maestro by some musicians, Marcel Moyse has composed many Flute methods and exercise books such also published by Alphonse Leduc, such as Gammes et Arpèges (1933), Exercices Journaliers (1922) and Mécanisme-Chromatisme (1927). His methods are widely used and recognised worldwide.

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Marcel Moyse: 24 Caprice Studies by Boehm for Flute~ Not Specified (Flute, Study Guide)
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Moyse provides the perfect study book for advanced flautists. With text in French, English, German, Spanish and Japanese, 24 Caprice Studies by Boehme for Flute cannot be missed.

French flautist, Marcel Moyse (1889-1984) studied with virtuosos Philippe Gaubet, Adolphe Hennebains and Paul Taffanel at the Paris Conservatoire. As well as performing, Moyse taught the Flute and published a substantial number of study books for the instrument. 24 Caprice Studies, based on studies by Boehm, focuses on elements including phrasing, tempo, breath control, articulation, fingering and evenness, among other aspects. Being a prominent Flute player himself, Moyse's 24 Caprice Studies is well-informed and essential to aspiring flautists.

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Marcel Dupré: Complete Course in Organ Improvisation (Volume 1)~ Not Specified (Organ, Study Guide)
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French organist and composer, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) is also remembered as a significant pedagogue. His Complete Course in Organ Improvisation is for beginners of Organ improvisation, who have previously acquired some Organ technique.

The first volume gives focus to harmonisation of scales and chorales, phrases, cadences, modulation, and form and structure, among other musical aspects. Dupré studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Louis Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor, where he won prizes for Piano, Organ and fugue, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He was a famous Organ virtuoso and was able to perform the entire works composed for the instrument by J. S. Bach from memory. Dupré's compositions and didactic works remain important to organists today and his Complete Course in Organ Improvisation is no exception.

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Marcel Moyse: 20 Exercises and Studies in long slurs, trills, pauses, etc. for the Flute~ Not Specified (Score, Flute, Study Guide)
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Moyse provides the perfect study book for advanced flautists. With instructions in French, English and German, 20 Exercises and Studies for the Flute cannot be missed.

French flautist, Marcel Moyse (1889-1984) studied with virtuosos Philippe Gaubet, Adolphe Hennebains and Paul Taffanel at the Paris Conservatoire. Moyse went on to become principal Flute of various orchestras and became known for his trademark tone: clear, flexible and penetrating, controlled by a fast vibrato. As well as performing, Moyse also taught the Flute and published a substantial number of study books for the instrument. 20 Exercises and Studies focuses on elements including long slurs, trills and pauses. Being a prominent Flute player himself, Moyse's 20 Exercises and Studies is well-informed and essential to aspiring, advanced flautists.

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Marcel Moyse: Gammes Et Arpèges - 480 Exercices (Flute)~ Study (Flute)
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Published in 1933, Gammes et Arpèges, by the French flautist and composer Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), follows on from Exercices Journaliers (1922) and proposes a set of 480 exercises for intermediate flautists. A table at the beginning organises the work setting 12 exercises per period of 30 minutes, and three types of exercises can be found: major scales, minor scales and arpeggios of three to four notes.

Considered as a maestro by some musicians, Marcel Moyse has composed many Flute methods and exercise books also published by Alphonse Leduc, such as Mécanisme-Chromatisme (1927) and De la Sonorité (1934). His methods are widely used and recognised worldwide.


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