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Musicroom Staff Picks – 26th September 2022

Pink Floyd Piano Sheet Music Anthology

Pink Floyd fans who play the piano know that certain songs by the legendary band are particularly well-suited to be played on keyboard instruments. Some of these are The Great Gig in the Sky, High Hopes, Nobody Home, and more – and they’re all here in this collectible sheet music anthology. Also included is a variety of the band’s most popular hits from five of their best-known albums, for a lifetime of enjoyment at the keys such as Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), Comfortably Numb, Goodbye Blue Sky, The Great Gig in the Sky, Have a Cigar, Hey You, High Hopes, Mother, Nobody Home, Pigs (Three Different Ones), Run Like Hell, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Stop, The Trial, Us and Them, Waiting for the Worms, and, Wish You Were Here.

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body

This book is a primer for any musician to reliably base a lifetime of playing. These principles will protect a musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety. The principles in the primer are the elemental foundation of music education. Musicians teaching from these principles will see their students thrive. Students studying and restudying these pages will find delight in their enhanced performance. This book also serves as the text of a six-hour course on Alexander Technique developed by Barbara Conable for musicians.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue

Arguably the most famous and recognizable Bach composition for organ, The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 survived through a manuscript written by Johannes Ringk. The first official publication of the piece occured in the Bach Revival era in 1833, through the efforts of Felix Mendelssohn. The piece became more famous in the 19th century through a piano version by Carl Tausig. It wasn’t however until the 20th century that its popularity soared due to inclusion of the piece in Walt Disney’s Fantasia (in orchestral arrangement no less). Delight your congregation and audience members ahead of Halloween for a truly spooky and dramatic season.

Sing and Celebrate 10!

Sing and Celebrate 10! honours the tenth anniversary of this outstanding series for sacred, younger elementary choirs. This special, multi-purpose volume contains 2 Mini-Musicals or 10 Stand-Alone Anthems for use throughout the church year. Each mini-musical provides five songs with age-appropriate scripts plus flexible suggestions for sets, props, staging, costumes, and cast assignments. The songs in each mini-musical may also be sung separately as individual anthem. Furthermore, the book comes with with creative lesson plans, teaching resources, and rehearsal planning ideas necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program-in one value-packed Book with digital download access. A must for our choral and vocal school teachers who are already planning their back-to-school season!

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