Newzik is proud to partner with Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company to offer you free access to the #songsofcomfort collection.

Yo-Yo Ma has been a beloved figure in classical music for decades. Now he is bringing his music to a vast global audience on social media to offer comfort during this time. "I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort," he tweeted. To that end, he is encouraging musicians all over the world to share their own art from home, and use the hashtag #SongsofComfort all across social media.

Newzik is proud to join forces with two major music publishers today – Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company – to offer you free access to the #SongsofComfort collection until June 30th, 2020. With a wide variety of instruments, we hope this collection can reach many hearts.


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Songs of Comfort

Adoration

Felix Borowski

If Felix Borowski is only known for this one work, Adoration would still make his name known to generations of string players. The work is joyous, soulful, and has been included in recitals and concerts since its inception.

#Violin #Piano accompaniment

Beginning Piano Solos

Various composers
132 original masterpieces

This comprehensive volume for beginning piano students offers the player 132 original masterpieces from Beethoven to Bartók and covers a wide range of styles. Selected by noted piano pedagogue Paul Sheftel, this collection will offer the beginning student challenging repertoire as well as hours of enjoyment.

#Piano

Clair De Lune

Claude Debussy
A first grade arrangement for Piano Solo

Ada Richter has given much to the very beginning piano students. A clear example of her arranging skills is this first grade edition of Debussy's classic Clair de lune. In the key of C major, Richter's arrangement has distilled Debussy's work down to the simplest detail without losing the effect. This edition does include the occasional sharp and flat, but chords are kept to two-note triads, pedaling is clearly indicated, and students are free to explore the dynamics and melodic form. Let them feel the joy of successfully performing a classic masterpiece.

#Piano

Clair De Lune

Claude Debussy
For Solo Marimba (4 Octaves)

Clair de lune as re-imagined by a marimbist! Howard Peterson has transcribed the Debussy favorite for marimba with four hammers. This faithful transcription is fully notated for the marimba, with Peterson's cues and advice here and there. A beautiful transcription for any occasion.

#Marimba

Contest & Festival Performance Solos, Alto Saxophone

Various composers
With piano accompaniment

12 beloved solos that appear on numerous state contest and performance lists. This collection features solos by noted saxophonists and arrangers Sigurd M. Rascher, Larry Teal, and Daniel Dorff. It contains such solos as Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach, Eccles's Sonata, and the Pachelbel Canon. Each book comes complete with a download link for the piano accompaniments as play-along MP3, allowing soloists and students the opportunity to practice effectively with a professional pianist.

#Saxophone

Debussy

Claude Debussy

The piano music of French composer Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) constitutes one of the most original bodies of Keyboard music ever written. Debussy's musical evolution is reflected in the way his music grows from its roots in the French romantic school to a thoroughly twentieth century style by the works of his maturity such as the Préludes and Études. Along the way, Debussy absorbed and transformed all of the musical influences he came under, from Wagnerian harmony, to jazz dance rhythms, Oriental painting and decorative arts and the unusual sound of the Javanese Gamelan Orchestra. This generous volume (80 pages) in the Basic Piano Literature Series, covers music from the formative stages of his development to his musical maturity, has been meticulously edited with reference to the best contemporary and urtext sources, and includes insightful notes on each piece by Phyllis Lehrer and Paul Sheftel. The volume includes the complete Children's Corner Suite, Cakewalk (Le Petite Negre), Arabesque No. 1, Clair de Lune, La plus que lente, Rêverie, and four of the Préludes for Piano (La Cathédrale engloutie, La fille aux cheveux de lin, Minstrels and Bruyeres). This is a collection that belongs in the library of every piano teacher and serious piano student.

#Piano

Down the Garden Path

Gary Schocker

Schocker's magical charm is on display in Down the Garden Path, a brief suite for solo flute commissioned as a young artist competition piece by the Texas Flute Society. Three descriptive movements include the elegant Behind That Shrub, the ominous Snake, and a beautifully cascading Waterfall. For intermediate to advanced flutists.

#Flute

Elegie, Op. 24

Gabriel Fauré
Arranged for Flute and Piano

Fauré's celebrated Élégie for Cello has been gracefully and elegantly adapted by Mark Sparks, principal flute of the Saint Louis Symphony. Transposed to D minor to maximize richness and sparkle, flutists now have a "new" work by Fauré in the repertory. For advanced performers.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

Goin' Home

Antonín Dvořák
Extract from the New World Symphony.

"Goin' Home" is adapted from a melody that appears in the second movement of Antonin Dvorak's beloved Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," and was inspired by indigenous and African-American sources. It has traditionally been sung with lyrics written in 1922 by William Arms Fisher, a Dvorak pupil, that transform it in to a spiritual-style song about death and the promise of heaven.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Six Cello Suites for Clarinet

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are some of the frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written. These pieces have been meticulously transcribed for the clarinet, keeping the integrity of the original Bach compositions while making them more idiomatic. These pieces hold up in any setting and are now available to a whole new group of instrumentalists to enjoy with this wonderfully edited collection. A must have for any serious teacher or student of the clarinet.

#Clarinet

Let Nature Sing

Solo songs for the developing treble voice

Let Nature Sing is the newest addition to the BriLee Music vocal solo book series for young singers. This volume contains ten songs in a variety of styles from spirituals and folk songs to originally composed works, all by female composers. Each song is specifically tailored to the treble voice, from narrow ranges of six and seven notes to others that expand the range as the voice continues to develop and mature. These songs challenge the voice without taxing it, and encourage the development of expressiveness rather than over-extension. Includes favorites such as "Oh Shenandoah," "I Know Where I'm Goin,'"

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Meditation

Jules Massenet

This is the beautiful aria from Massenet's opera in a transcription at the medium to medium-advanced level.

#Violin #Piano accompaniment

My Own Hymn Book

Various composers
Favorite hymns in easy arrangements for Piano

Ada Richter, a young educator of disadvantaged children, would become a prolific arranger of a huge variety of music. Her first songbook was published by Theodore Presser Company, later joined by an entire series. In My Own Hymnbook, she answers the expectation of piano students' parents that children should play hymns in the first year of study. To that end, Richter has arranged a large number of popular hymns, saying, "The hymns in this book are so simplified that the pupil who has studied a year can play them with ease." The hymns are broken into sections: Hymns for Everyday Use and Hymns for Special Occasions. Words are included.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Nigun (Improvisation)

Ernest Bloch
No.II from "Baal Shem" (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)

Ernest Bloch recreates the feeling of ecstatic religious chanting through a highly charged and ornate melodic line that rises to a fever pitch of spiritual intensity before dying away to a gentle close. As part of the Carl Fischer Solo Series, this classic comes with a musically accurate and expressive piano accompaniment download, and a track with an A440 tuning note.

#Violin #Piano accompaniment

Nocturno

Frederic Chopin

Genius recognizes genius: one of Frederic Chopin's most tender, well-known piano Nocturnes lovingly arranged for violin and piano, by virtuoso Pablo Sarasate.

#Violin #Piano accompaniment

Old Tunes for New Harpists

A collection of folktunes progressively arranged with an introduction to harp technic, and illustrations.

What fun to sit down to a harp for the first time be able to master at least one tune on it, especially one you already know and love. This book has been compiled to give the beginner musical material of permanent value in simple form. Although this book is not intended to be a method for the harp, it assumes a working knowledge of the essentials of music. Some information about the instrument, as well as the correct position of the body, arms, hands, and fingers in performance is necessary to insure against errors in posture and technique that would handicap the player in progressing to more advanced work later on.

#Harp

Partita in A Minor Plus The Bach Partita “Ghost”

Johann Sebastian Bach, Gary Schocker
To be played as a duet with the Bach Partita in A Minor.

Schocker has taught the Bach Partita over the years, leading to this teaching edition with his suggested approach to the work. He has also played a second part along with his students, to help them realize the dance-like feeling in the Partita and to provide rhythmic support. Encouraged to publish his "ghost," Schocker here provides a stand-alone edition of the Partita along with his "ghost" accompaniment, with instructions for use.

#Flute #Piccolo

Poem Of Peace

Jean Langlais

Poem of Peace reflects the acceptance of what can never be, the eventual release of near-anguish, and the still place within the soul. Having fallen in love with the dedicatee, Langlais came to realize that his love would not be returned and expressed these feelings using Gregorian themes in a quiet, spiritual contentment. Poem of Peace is but one example of the organ writing that has made Langlais' works a central part of the repertoire.

#Organ

Prayer

Amanda Harberg

Amanda Harberg's Prayer is a rarity in the modern concert repertoire, beautiful romanticism built of a haunting aria for solo flute. Within the reach of younger players, the work was inspired as a prayer for the healing of a close family member. The acclaim for this work among musicians has led to the composed versions for orchestra, for a variety of other solo instruments with piano, and as the slow movement of Harberg's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

Prayer

Amanda Harberg

Harberg's Prayer is a rarity in the modern concert repertoire, beautiful romanticism built of a haunting aria for solo viola. Within the reach of younger players, Prayer has been championed by top professionals for its expressive and dramatic power and aura. The acclaim for this work has led to versions for orchestra, for a variety of other solo instruments with piano, and to the slow movement of Harberg's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

#Viola #Piano accompaniment

Prayer

Ernest Bloch
No.1 of "From Jewish Life"

Played by Yo-Yo Ma as part of his Songs of Comfort initiative, this is a lovely, reverent solo, and an expressive joy to play. As part of the Carl Fischer Solo Series, this classic comes with a musically accurate and expressive piano accompaniment download, one with a helpful metronome click and one without, and a track with an A440 tuning note.

#Cello #Piano accompaniment

Scott Joplin Piano Music

Scott Joplin

33 Classic Joplin Rags and Dances for Piano. Among the titles included are such favorites as The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Fig Leaf, Solace, The Chrysanthemum, Strenuous Life, and Harmony Club Waltz.

#Piano

Silent Night

Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. Clarence Kohlmann
Transcription for the Pianoforte

Clarence Kohlmann, a noted arranger for piano, brings his signature style to the classic Silent Night. Here you'll find flourishes and seemingly virtuosic passages that elevate this beloved Christmas piece to concert-level status.

#Piano

Six Suites

Johann Sebastian Bach

These six works for unaccompanied cello by Bach represent the baroque suites at their highest point of development, in the beauty of their melodies, the perfection of their counterpoint, their completely satisfying harmonies, and their brisk rhythms which capture the spirit of the dance in all its variety.

#Cello

Solos for Flute

Various composers
36 repertoire pieces with Piano accompaniment

Donald Peck's beloved collection of 36 repertoire pieces for flute with piano including works by Bach, Bizet, Debussy, Faure, Gossec, Marcello, Saint-Saëns, Schubert and others.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

Sonata In A Minor

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
To be played as a duet with the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor.

Schocker has taught the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor over the years, leading to this teaching edition with his suggested approach to the work. He has also played a second part along with his students, to help support them and encourage greater musicality. Encouraged to publish his "ghost," Schocker here provides a stand-alone edition of the Sonata along with his "ghost" accompaniment, with instructions for use.

#Flute

Supplication

Ernest Bloch
No.2 of "From Jewish Life"

Supplication is part of the Carl Fischer Solo Series and is designed to help all levels of instrumental soloists improve their performances by making practice time more productive with the included piano accompaniment. This download contains a beautifully recorded piano accompaniment performed by John Walker, a professional pianist with years of experience accompanying soloists of all ability levels. As an added bonus, faster pieces have a second track with the piano accompaniment at a rehearsal tempo to assist in the preparation of the piece.

#Cello #Piano accompaniment

Tales Of Land and Sea

Mark Patterson
Solo songs for the male changing Voice

The fourth in a series of solo song volumes for young singers, Tales of Land and Sea contains a wide variety of songs, from spirituals and folk songs to originally composed works by Mark Patterson, especially compiled, arranged, and composed, for the male changing voice. Songs progress from the "just changing" voice, to selections for young tenors, and finally, to songs for the young baritone. The included CD contains both vocal demo and instrumental tracks for all 10 pieces in the book.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

The Celebrated Canon

Johann Pachelbel
For Piano

Pachelbel's famous canon in a delightful, easy piano arrangement. The canon, or at least its melody, is always present, often in the bass as a kind of cantus firmus. Above the canon, three distinctive and contrasting accompanimental embellishments are carefully woven. A fine way to introuce younger players to this well-known work from the 17th century. For studios, schools. Easy.

#Piano

The Pastorale

Various composers
26 Pieces composed in the pastorale tradition

Edited and Arranged for piano by Nicholas Hopkins, The Pastorale is a wonderful collection of twenty-six pieces composed in the Pastorale tradition. The collection features composers from many different time periods and regions of the world,exploring the history and varied heritage of the pastorale tradition that has permeated poetry, drama, painting, and music since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. With performance notes for each piece and a fascinating historical and musical analysis of the style, Hopkins has provided a gem of musical research and curation that pianists are sure to cherish.

#Piano

A Poem of Hope

Eric Ewazen

Idealism, humanity, world peace, and altruism, have been recurring themes and inspirations in many compositions by Eric Ewazen. In 2007, the Sejong Soloists commissioned this work for Cello and Strings to feature Paula Zahn as guest soloist the celebrated telejournalist is an exceptional cellist and a frequent and distinguished host for the concerts Sejong performs in New York City. The work was written for a gala concert honoring Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, and therefore the ultimate leader of international peacekeeping efforts. The resulting work, equally suitable for Cello and Piano, is appropriately titled A Poem of Hope.

#Cello #Piano accompaniment

The Richard Stoltzman Songbook

Various composers
Stoltzman's selection of Classical, Jazz and popular pieces for Clarinet

Richard Stoltzman has collected twenty-four of his favorite short pieces and encores in assembling the contents of this wonderful book. Representing selections from many of his popular recordings, the Songbook draws on the variety of styles that Stoltzman has made his own. Classical, Jazz and popular music are represented and the selection will please his numerous clarinet playing fans since it covers many of the most often requested items from his vast repertoire. Songs by Bill Douglas, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter are included as well as The Three Preludes for Piano by George Gershwin, arranged for Clarinet and Piano by Jay Gach. Classical selections include familiar music by J.S. Bach (Siciliano, Air, Largo from Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV1056), Mozart, Fauré and Saint-Saëns, and Mr. Stoltzman's brilliant transcription of the Three American Pieces by Lukas Foss. For clarinetists and all lovers of Richard Stoltzman's artistry, this is an essential collection to own and play from.

#Clarinet #Piano accompaniment

The Romantic Flutist

Frederic Chopin
10 Waltzes and Nocturnes for Flute and Piano

World-renowned flutist, Robert Stallman says, "Chopin transports us into a realm of mystery, of peace, and celestial beauty." Robert Stallman has long made it his mission to expand the flute repertoire with apt transcriptions, gratifying flutists everywhere, and has emerged as the preeminent editor and arranger of flute music active today. Stallman's The Romantic Flutist draws from Chopin's piano music in a unique compilation of Waltzes and Nocturnes arranged for flute and piano.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers.

#Saxophone #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers.

#Clarinet #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers.

#Horn #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers.

#Oboe #Piano accompaniment

A Song From The Heart

Eric Ewazen

The first of many Eric Ewazen works to join the Theodore Presser catalog, A Song from the Heart is a beautiful cantabile song without words, possessing all of Ewazen's expressive elegance, yet is accessible for student-level players as well as on formal recitals. This edition contains a solo part for both C and B-flat trumpets.

#Trumpet #Piano accompaniment

A Soprano's Duet Book

Various composers

Compiled, edited, and arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen, "A Soprano's Duet Book" features ten masterwork duets that represent a wide range of styles and composers from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Periods brought together for the first time in one collection. Also included in this collection is historical information IPA pronunciation guides, translations, and suggestions for performance making it an indispensable resource for duet singing. If instrumental accompaniments were included in the original scores, then the keyboard accompaniments are reductions of those parts. Optional instrumental parts are also included for select pieces.

#Voice #Oboe #Harp #Cello #Violin #Piano accompaniment

The Sweet By and By

Joseph P Webster

Webster's Sweet By and By has long been a church hymn favorite, with words by S. Fillmore Bennett. But it is musically ear-catching, a lovely piece in its own right, and has been embraced across the musical spectrum. Editor Karl Benker has turned this lovely hymn into a concert pianist's set of theme and variations, which has delighted audiences for over 100 years. An impressive arrangement that should be kept in every pianist's showcase repertoire.

#Piano

The Well-Tempered Flutist

Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Stallman
101 Pieces for Solo Flute by Bach

World-class soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, and transcriber Robert Stallman truly believes that "without a strong foundation in Bach, it is hardly possible to become a serious musician." In his desire to broaden the repertoire for fellow flutists, he has developed a special gift for transcribing works of Bach, Mozart, and more for the flute. In The Well-Tempered Flutist, he presents a wealth of Bach works, taken from the great keyboard works, as well as the Sonatas for other instruments. Many of the 101 pieces presented here are available for flute for the first time. Stallman has truly created "an abundance of great music for us to explore throughout a lifetime of daily practice. In addition, many of these pieces can be programmed in performance to good effect." For intermediate to advanced.

#Flute

Times Alone

James Matheson

James Matheson's Times Alone is a 20-minute song cycle on five surrealist poems by the Spanish writer Antonio Machado dating from 1907. The composer has written "Antonio Machado's early poems are imaginative, deeply personal observations on Being and Spirituality in early 20th century Spain. They are urgent, modern, and sometimes devastating in the sheer loneliness of their perspective." Times Alone has been recorded on an all-Matheson Yarlung CD, by soprano Laura Strickling and pianist Thomas Sauer. many roads; Last night, as I was sleeping; Clouds ripped open; a rainbow; The wind, one brilliant day, called; and Is my soul asleep? For advanced performers.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Two Benedictions of Peace

James McCray

Intended to be used as choral benedictions for church services, these heartfelt endings may also be used as settings for children's choirs or a vocal soloist.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Violin Lullabies

Various composers
Featuring works by Brahms, Gershwin, Ravel, Schubert, Strauss, and many more.

Following the birth of her first child, violinist Rachel Barton Pine went looking for a collection of lullabies written for violin and piano. After finding nothing in existence, she set about gathering sheet music and recording her own version with pianist Matthew Hagle. This new collection celebrates the beauty of new life and parenthood with familiar tunes and new discoveries by composers such as Brahms, Ravel, Faure, and Gershwin. Meticulously edited, these are short and elegant while remaining compositionally sophisticated, perfect for intermediate or advanced violinists. As an additional resource, the collection contains downloadable piano accompaniments and tracks performed by Matthew Hagle.

#Violin #Piano accompaniment

Vocalise

Gary Schocker

For Jeanne Baxtresser, Schocker offers long, luscious and highly melodic phrases in a brief three-minute work. While technically undemanding, the strength of the performance lies in the player's command of dynamics and breath. Another beautiful work for the flute, fading away on a long-held final note.

#Flute #Piano accompaniment

Woodland Reverie

Daniel Dorff

Rustic, dreamlike, and atmospheric, Woodland Reverie is a joy to play, with freely expressive lyricism and cantabile poetic opportunities. It was composed for flutist Cindy Anne Broz, who premiered it at the 2011 National Flute Association convention. For intermediate through professional-level players.

#Flute

The Fritz Kreisler Collection, Volume 2

Various composers

"There is not a violinist alive in this century who does not have the sound of Kreisler's works in his ear, and indeed, in his heart." Isaac Stern said those powerful words when shown this collection. This outstanding edition includes original compositions and transcriptions by Kreisler, including his cadenzas, and well-known works loved by audiences and violinists alike. Volume One offers 22 originals and transcriptions, including cadenzas.

#Violin #Viola #Piano accompaniment

Too Few the Mornings Be

Ricky Ian Gordon
Eleven Songs for Soprano and Piano

Composer Ricky Ian Gordon has given us another masterpiece in the form of eleven songs written for soprano voice with piano: Too Few the Mornings Be, based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Written specially for the great Renée Fleming, this collection contains a personal note from Fleming herself, praising the beauty and freedom of the songs within, saying "I love how you write for the voice; the vocal line moves freely throughout the whole range." This simple, elegant collection is truly a gift to soprano soloists. For the advanced singer.

#Voice #Piano accompaniment

Duport Variations in D, K. 573

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Variations on Jean-Pierre Duport's Minuet, K. 573 (originally for solo piano) are a product of Mozart's final years, created in preparation for a visit to the royal court in Potsdam during the spring of 1789. Exuding the childlike wonder and capacity for joy that Mozart sustained throughout his life, these sunny and playful variations could almost pass for music from his youth. Only one variation reveals that they were written in one of his darkest periods: the Adagio in D Minor. Of an unearthly sadness, the Adagio presages Pamina's famous aria "Ach, ich fuhls" from The Magic Flute, composed two years later.

#Flute #Harp #Piano accompaniment

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