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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Beethoven’s Wig: Sing Along Symphonies Songbook

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, February 21, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing is proud to release Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies, a songbook of original and zany lyrics set to some of the greatest masterpieces of classical music, by Richard Perlmutter.

Inspired and imaginative, Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies is an 11-song sheet music collection arranged in easy piano/vocal notation and designed to open a door to classical music appreciation in a way that is fun for both children and adults. The album-matching songbook to the irreverent Beethoven’s Wig: Sing Along Symphonies recording features humorous songs filled with fact and fancy about the world’s most notable composers and their masterpieces.

Songs featured include “Just for Elise” (“Für Elise, Beethoven), “Tchaikovsky’s Cannonball” (“1812 Overture,” Tchaikovsky), “Please Don't Play Your Violin at Night” (“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” Mozart), and Perlmutter’s signature piece, “Beethoven’s Wig” (“5th Symphony,” Beethoven), along with other pieces set to well-known works by Schumann, Haydn, Liszt, and more.

All lyrics are written by musician, singer, producer, and creator of the Beethoven’s Wig Recording Series Richard Perlmutter, whose witty renditions of classical music greats are met with 46 national awards, four Parent’s Choice Award, and four Grammy® nominations for “Best Music Album for Children.” Two of the series’ albums have held the No. 1 position on the Amazon Popular Music Sales Charts.

“I’ve been contacted by professional choirs, community choirs, and choirs in elementary schools who want to perform these songs,” says Perlmutter. “I’m delighted that people want to sing them, and honored to play a part in sparking music appreciation in a fun way.”

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies (00-37122) is now available for $12.99 at music retail stores or at

Titles: Beethoven’s Wig * Can You Can-Can? * Drip, Drip, Drip * Franz Liszt the Famous Pianist * Harmony * Haydn’s Great Surprise * Hey, Guitar Teacher * Just for Elise * Kings and Queens of England * Please Don’t Play Your Violin at Night * Tchaikovsky’s Cannonball.