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Essential Keyboard Duets: Volume 5 Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, July 15, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of Essential Keyboard Duets: Volume 5, the newest edition to the Essential Keyboard Duets Series for late intermediate to early advanced pianists.

Essential Keyboard Duets: Volume 5 contains 12 transcriptions of various styles and musical periods from composers such as Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Denza Luigi, and more. The repertoire selections are perfect for piano ensemble classes. Footnotes of important differences are included in areas where the transcriber varies from the original score.

Essential Keyboard Duets: Volume 5 includes historical background to transcriptions and arrangements, and how they came to be a popular study among composers over the past seven centuries. Biographies of the composers and transcribers, as well as historical information on the works presented, can be found at the end of the book. This literature is appropriate for recitals featuring student ensembles or teacher and student duos. Editors Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard also include notes about this collection, important aspects to duet playing, and its overall pedagogical value.

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

Essential Keyboard Duets: Volume 5 (00-36433) is now available for $15.99 at music retail stores and at