We’ve chosen the best solos from the In Recital® series, and put them under one cover. Book 1 features 13 pieces: eight original solos, three folk tunes, and two classical arrangements. There is a wide-range of styles: lyrical pieces from Melody Bober, Mary Leaf, and Elizabeth Greenleaf; a rag from Jason Sifford; a jazz piece from Christopher Goldston; and a gospel number from Edwin McLean. Some have optional duet parts. Free downloadable recordings assist in preparation and serve as a motivational tool.
London Bridge Whispering Wind Old MacDonald Had a Farm Riding My Pony Roses from the South Hear the Wind Blowing! Swingin' Cats Oh! Susanna The Run-Around Rag "Surprise" Symphony Distant Bells The Squeaky Stairs Bringin' It Home
Book 2 includes 12 sensational selections–ten original pieces including blues, rags, and Latin styles by Kevin Olson, Edwin McLean, and Robert Schultz. Original pieces by Christopher Goldston, Mary Leaf, and Elizabeth Greenleaf also add to the mix. There is even one folk song and one classical piece. New musical concepts are introduced such as tied notes, legato and staccato articulations, accents and first and second endings. Most pieces call for limited hands-together playing. Students play in a variety of keys using accidentals instead of key signatures.
Mist in the Moonlight Scarecrow Scherzando Highland Jig Traffic Jam Halloween Sounds Rockin' the Blues Symphony No. 5 The Japanese Koto Ragtag Rag Electric Blues Un viento caliente (A Warm Wind) Danny Boy
The focus is on fabulous repertoire in this late elementary book! The 10 engaging original solos make your recital choices easy, plus there are 3 all-time favorite arrangements: Peacherine Rag, Frankie and Johnny, and The Arkansas Traveler. A variety of styles–blues, lyrical waltzes, and rags by Kevin Olson, Kevin Costley, Valerie Roth Roubos, Timothy Brown, Lee Evans, Judith R. Strickland, David Karp and Melody Bober–keep students motivated. Easy syncopation, swing, use of pedal and dotted rhythms are a few of the new concepts in Book 3.
Autumn Colors Raindrops on My Roof Dance of the Gnomes Skeleton Stomp The Arkansas Traveler Frankie and Johnny Water Lilies Grey's Blues Winter Waltz An American Tapestry Clear Sailing Zigzag Peacherine Rag
Book 4 provides a perfect balance of styles to traditional repertoire with pieces by Judith R. Strickland, Kevin Olson, Valerie Roth Roubos, David Karp, Melody Bober, Martín Cuéllar, and Timothy Brown. The free downloads help students learn quickly and motivate them to explore all of the offerings in this engaging book! Sure to please students and audiences alike, this collection is a stepping-stone to the intermediate literature.
March of the Clones Rainy Day Blues Caprice No. 24 Tropical Punch Barn Dance Secret Spy Mission Ghost Stories Irish Dance Clarinet Concerto in A Major The Gathering Storm Prairie Wind Sunday Morning Revival
The 13 solos in this book feature a variety of tempos and moods–from cool swing to expressive lyricism to energetic toccatas (including a jazz toccata). This is a great collection for students who need a break from the traditional Baroque - Contemporary literature. Composers Melody Bober, Timothy Brown, Valerie Roth Roubos, Martín Cuéllar, Edwin McLean and Lee Evans have created pieces that will become your students’ favorites. All could be programmed as recital choices.
This is another fantastic book of eclectic pieces that will keep your high school students practicing! Jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, Latin, and lyrical compositions make up this interesting collection. Composers Timothy Brown, Edwin McLean, Lee Evans, David Karp, Melody Bober, Martín Cuéllar, Robert Schultz, Kevin Olson, and Christopher Goldston offer some of their finest writing. The complimentary downloads provide interpretive examples and inspire students to learn all of the pieces in this dynamic collection.
Bagatelle Wildwood Flower Dans le jardin (In the Garden) Boogie-Woogie Fantasy Don't Say Goodbye Symphony No. 9 Traume First Snowball Bach and Blue Romanza The Saint Louis Blues Tango Romantico Jazz Etude A Stormy Voyage