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Musicroom Staff Picks – 8th February 2023


Even Lady Whistledown would put down the pen to hit the keys with this songbook featuring piano solo arrangements of music from the first two seasons of the Netflix blockbuster Bridgerton. This folio includes seven themes from the original score by Kris Bowers and Michael Dean Parsons, and eleven classical pop covers of songs by Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, Alanis Morissette, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and more! Songs include: Bridgerton Main Title • Diamonds • How Deep Is Your Love • In My Blood • Love Is a Choice • Material Girl • Thank U, Next • Wildest Dreams • Wrecking Ball • You Oughta Know • and more.

Do-It-Yourself Series

Written especially for adult learners, Hal Leonard’s Do-It-Yourself books guarantee self-teaching success with thorough explanations and demonstrations. With popular songs from the Beatles and Bowie to Taylor Swift and ZZ Top, each book features professional video lessons in instrument books to demonstrate key concepts. Each book comes with online audio demos that let you slow down and speed up as needed, loop parts you want to focus on, and more to everything to get started on your musical journey at last!

Bach Favourite Pieces

Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated himself more than once to the art of transcription, rethinking, in some cases radically, the chosen instrument for numerous pieces. However the guitar as we know it did not exist during his lifetime and the plucked-string instrument closest to it was the baroque lute. This edition collects some of Bach’s most famous pieces which, thanks to Luigi Attademo’s transcription for guitar, acquire a new and unprecedented sound.

Arise, Beloved!

Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of solo vocal and choral music. As a choral composer, Dr. Powell has written for university choruses, professional, community and church choirs, as well as secondary school choruses. She also is an accomplished singer, voice professor, and researcher on the art of the African-American spiritual and voice care concerns for voice professional. Arise, Beloved! for mixed chorus is filled with vibrant rhythm and sonorous call and response between the men and women’s voices and features the beloved text from Song of Solomon, a setting ideal for school and community choirs.

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