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#1140191 - 11/04/07 07:09 PM Your favorite sheet music?
Prospero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 305
What is your favorite sheet music?

I am especially interested in good arragements of pop or jazz, but I would be happy to hear about any pieces that you love to play. Which sheet music are you especially glad to own? Please give some indication of the publisher, editor, date, etc.

You could list your all-time favorite piece to play; or your top three; your top ten; your favorite book of sheet music; your favorite collection; etc. Feel free to interpret the question freely.

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#1140192 - 11/06/07 05:12 AM Re: Your favorite sheet music?
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Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 193
If I could choose only one music book it would be this one:




containing four absolutly cracking transcriptions by Jed Distler:
Sweet Lorraine from the 1940 Decca recordings', Fine and Dandy from 'God is in the House', and Moonglow & I Surrender Dear from 'The Pablo Solo Masterpieces'
_________________________
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Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong,
And I am Marie of Romania.

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#1140193 - 11/06/07 10:38 AM Re: Your favorite sheet music?
Donna R. Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
David Lanz's collection "From An English Garden" has new-age style arrangements of sixties pop songs. "Strawberry Fields Forever" is particularly good. However, it wouldn't be on my list of favorite music at the moment, as I can't play any of it!

My favorites change with the season, my mood, and my ability. At the moment they are:

William Gillock (arr.): Christmas at the Piano
Dennis Alexander (arr.): Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course: Christmas Piano Book 2
Bill Boyd (arr.): The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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#1140194 - 11/07/07 12:10 PM Re: Your favorite sheet music?
Diane... Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 3450
Loc: Western Canada
Just recently, gettting way to addicted to sheet music. Every time I'm in the music store, seem to come out with a piece of music. It's not cost effective, so usually buying a book with the piece in it is much better, but why I like the sheets lately, can't quite figure that out!

So here are just a few of my favorites;

1. Ray (book of music from the motion picture soundtrack of Ray Charles)
2. Floyd Cramer (Great Piano Hits)
3. Under the Boardwalk (sheet)
4. 100 years (sheet for Piano Vocal Guitar) (Stay away from the simple version of this one)
5. My Immortal (sheet by Evanescence)
6. Right Here Waiting (easy, but fun, by Richard Marx)
7. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (beautiful chord changes)
8. A Thousand Miles (stay away from the simple version)
9. Drowning (original Backstreet Boys)
10. All of Tim Richard's books (Blues/Jazz)!

My closet if full of music, so if you know something you want to play, I can probably find it and let you know if it's written well.

Hope this helps!
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Diane
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#1140195 - 11/07/07 08:45 PM Re: Your favorite sheet music?
Prospero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 305
Thanks AD, Donna, and Diane for great suggestions. Just thought I would pass along this info:

Arrived this morning: "The Vince Guaraldi Collection" from Hal Leonard.

Transcriptions by Vince himself. Note-for-note, what Vince played in the very best versions of "Linus and Lucy," "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," "Christmastime is Here," and more.

You just pop in the CD, read the transcription, and... budda-bing! You are playing with Vince and his trio. We're talking the exact notes.

I started playing this morning--and I skipped out on work to stay home and keep playing it. (So I did something wrong. Tough.)

By far, this has just become the most treasured piece of sheet music I own.

Yes, little parts of the music do not fit in quite as well for piano solo--he was playing with his trio--but it is impossible to complain about that, unless of course you are from Jersey.

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