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Alfred Expands Its Favorite Solos Series with Willard A. Palmer, Books 1-3 Edition

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, December 01, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, expands its Favorite Solos series with the release of Willard A. Palmer’s Favorite Solos, Books 1 – 3, a collection of the composer’s favorite sheet music solos, for early elementary to intermediate levels pianists.

Students, teachers, and audiences alike will enjoy the variety of styles, sounds, and moods of the music in Willard A. Palmer’s Favorite Solos Books 1 – 3. The pieces included in each book have maintained popularity among pianists throughout the years, and offer an invaluable supplement to most piano methods. Willard A. Palmer is a world renowned musician, scholar, and music teacher. He has written 789 published works, including several piano methods, hundreds of solo pieces, and many choral works. He is also a co-author to one of Alfred’s most popular piano methods, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library.

Book 1 contains 8 early elementary to elementary pieces including “Andy, the Android,” “Auntie Gravity,” “The Boogie Woogie Band!,” “The Drum and Bugle Band Parade,” and more.

Book 2 contains 9 late elementary to early intermediate pieces including “Bagatelle,” “Ballade,” “Cats!,” “Just Keep on Dancin’,” “Mysterious Story,” and more.

Book 3 contains 8 early intermediate to intermediate pieces including “Baroque Bourrée,” “Calypso Tune,” “The Grand Piano Band,” “It’s Such a Super-Special Sorta Song!,” and more.

The Favorite Solos series contains graded collections of the best-loved piano solos from popular Alfred composers. Students will enjoy performing the music in these collections for recitals, festivals, or just to have fun. The series includes collections by Dennis Alexander, David Carr Glover, Martha Mier, and Catherine Rollin.

Willard A. Palmer’s Favorite Solos Books 1 – 3 are now available for $6.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at