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Alfred Music Publishing Expands Best-Selling Decade by Decade Series to Include ’30s and ’40s

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, June 25, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, is excited to expand its best-selling Decade by Decade series to include 20 years of amazing hits within two new songbooks—Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1930s and Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1940s—each packed with more than 200 pages of top-selling sheet music arranged for piano and voice, including chords for guitar. The new piano/vocal editions feature non-simplified, true-to-the-recording arrangements that will delight the hobbyist or professional musician who seek sheet music from their favorite decade in pop music history.

Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1930s brings to life to music of the decade that saw an explosion in swing, jazz, blues, musicals, and musical films in America. Featuring timeless classics from songwriters such as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Harry Warren, this songbook is perfect for practice, performance, or pleasure! Titles: About a Quarter to Nine * All I Do Is Dream of You * And the Angels Sing * Begin the Beguine * Bei Mir Bist du Schon * Blue Moon * Body and Soul * The Continental * Dancing with Tears in My Eyes * Deep Purple * Embraceable You * For All We Know * Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money) * Goodnight, Sweetheart * Goody Goody * I Can't Get Started * I Only Have Eyes for You * I'm in the Mood for Love * In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town * The Isle of Capri * It's a Sin to Tell a Lie * It's De-Lovely * I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams * I've Got You Under My Skin * Jeepers Creepers * Just a Gigolo * Lazybones * Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries * Love Walked In * Lullaby of Broadway * The Music Goes 'Round and Around * My Reverie * Night and Day * Over the Rainbow * Pennies from Heaven * September in the Rain * September Song * Stairway to the Stars * Summertime * That Old Feeling * Three Little Words * When I Grow Too Old to Dream * When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain * Where or When * You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby * You Oughta Be in Pictures.

Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1940s contains more than 50 of the biggest hits of the decade. Each song is sure to spark a memory or create a new one for pianists and vocalists of all ages. For practice, performance, or pleasure, play and sing your way through your favorite decade in pop music history! Titles: The Anniversary Waltz * As Time Goes By * At Last * Ballerina * Blues in the Night * Chattanooga Choo Choo * Don't Fence Me In * Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree * Elmer's Tune * Enjoy Yourself * Fools Rush In * A Gal in Calico * How About You? * How Are Things in Glocca Morra? * How High the Moon * I Fall in Love Too Easily * I'll Walk Alone * I'm in Love * Imagination * It's Magic * I've Heard That Song Before * La Vie en Rose * Laura * Mam'selle * The More I See You * Near You * New York, New York * Oh! What It Seemed to Be * The Old Lamp-Lighter * Only Forever * Paper Doll * Powder Your Face with Sunshine * Red Roses for a Blue Lady * Serenade in Blue * Speak Low * Straighten Up and Fly Right * Swinging on a Star * Take the "A" Train * Taking a Chance on Love * That Lucky Old Sun * Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) * The Trolley Song * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To * You'll Never Know * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.

Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1930s and Play the Hits! Decade by Decade 1940s piano/vocal songbooks are now available for $19.95 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.