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Barbara Snow’s Animal Jazz
is on the new ABRSM Grade 1 exam syllabus
Barbara Snow at the piano

Animal Jazz
pixelBarbara Snow
“What impresses me most with this collection is the way in which the composer is able to introduce so much character to each of these highly accessible pieces,but without adding unnecessary complexity in the process. I can highly recommend ‘Animal Jazz’ as a thoroughly charming collection of jazzy pieces, and suspect my own younger students are going to love it!”
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Composer: Barbara Snow
Publication date:  January 2015
Instrument: Piano
Format: Playing score
Series: For children
Pages: vi/16
ISMN: 979 0 708092 96 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 07 5 
Code: HH371.SOL
Price: £8.95               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

ABRSM Grade 1 

After the success of The Little Ballerina
ABRSM has now added Nocturne to the Grade 6 Piano exam syllabus
Christian Hartmann

The Little Ballerina / Nocturne
pixelChristian Hartmann
Den lille danserinnen (‘The Little Ballerina’) evokes a charming, gracious, light-footed dancer, while Nocturne makes the piano sing in the romantic tradition. Both these delightful short pieces would be ideal encores!
Composer: Christian Hartmannn
Publication date:  April 2016
Instruments: Piano
Format: Performing score
Duration: c.4'
Pages: iii/4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 15 5 
Code: HH398.SOL
Price: £7.95               
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ABRSM Grade 6 
"I love these two little pieces, and I am sure many late intermediate players will enjoy them equally."
Read the review and listen to Andrew Eales play these pieces and in Pianodao
A Highwire Act


Two comic cantatas
pixelDiogenio Bigaglia
The eighteenth century saw a great increase in secular music for solo voice and continuo set to texts in Venetian, then a recognized literary language rather than a mere Italian dialect. Most of these compositions are short gondola songs or canzonettas, but a few are cantatas in several movements, indistinguishable from their counterparts with Italian texts except in language and subject matter, which favours contemporary themes treated in a comic manner. The two Venetian cantatas for soprano and continuo by Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745) published here – probably the first of their type ever to appear in a modern edition – are excellently crafted, revealing an unexpectedly racy side to the composer, a Benedictine monk. One is a set of shopping instructions given by a nun to her aged servant; the other is a woman’s catty description of the rise from rags to riches of one of her neighbours through prostitution. The edition comes with translations of the texts and a brief note on Venetian pronunciation.

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Composer: Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2020
Instrument: Soprano and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c. 2 x 8'
Series: Cantata
Pages: xiii/21 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 10 9 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 93 8 
Code: HH500.FSP
Price: £20.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 1 (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 2 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot 


Symphony No. 86 (‘Paris’) arranged for string quartet
pixelJoseph Haydn
Issued in Vienna in 1788 by Artaria, Haydn’s favoured publisher, this long-forgotten string quartet was, according to the title page, arranged by the composer himself from his Symphony No. 86 in D major. Circumstantial and musical evidence suggests that this may well have been the case. String quartets everywhere will welcome the appearance of the first modern edition of this notable work, which has largely been ignored for over 200 years.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Editor: David Wyn Jones | Simone Laghi
Publication date:  July 2020
Instrument: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: xii/24 + 2 x 16 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 95 7 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 85 3 
Code: HH484.FSP
Price: £31.50               More information

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eds. David Wyn Jones & Simone Laghi  

Why not take the opportunity to try out Hummel’s authoritative solo arrangements of Mozart’s piano concertos?

Watch Gigliola di Grazia play the Larghetto from the soon to be released Concerto in D major, K537.

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These contemporary waltzes got a splendid review in Pianodao

Deux Valses
pixelAdriano Cirillo
In these two short piano pieces, Italian composer Adriano Cirillo (b.1951) has sought to capture in music the elusive qualities of nostalgia and melancholy that Charles Baudelaire designated as "Spleen" in his legendary late 19th-century collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal.
Composer: Adriano Cirillo
Publication date:  January 2020
Instrument: Piano
Format: Playing score
Duration: 2 x c.3'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iv/4
ISMN: 979 0 708185 05 5 
Code: HH495.SOL
Price: £7.95               More information

Notenbeispiel Valse nostalgique
Notenbeispiel Valse mélancolique
"Cirillo certainly has an acute gift for spinning a melodic line; here the main tune weaves its way beautifully through the delicious harmonic twists that underpin it, and will surely delight and melt the hearts of listeners everywhere."
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