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Alfred's Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of Zelda.TM Series Win "Best in Show" Award at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, January 26, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, was awarded a “Best In Show” honor for its officially licensed Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of ZeldaTM sheet music series at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show, the world’s premier music products trade show. The award, presented by Music Inc. magazine, highlights the best new product mined from tens of thousands of products from nearly 1,500 exhibitors.

Choices for the Best In Show awards were selected as the hottest finds on the NAMM show floor by a panel of industry retailers. Alfred’s Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of ZeldaTM series was selected within the “Best Accessory or Add-On” category. This award follows in a the long tradition of accolades Alfred has received for its continued success in educational music publishing, and is among the most recent achievements the company has received in its 90 years of helping people learn, teach, and play music.

Alfred’s officially licensed collectible sheet music companion folios to the iconic Nintendo® video game series Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of ZeldaTM, are available in editions arranged for Easy Piano, Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos, and Solo Guitar.

The collectible Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of ZeldaTM sheet music collections each feature over 30 arrangements of the most instantly recognizable melodies beloved by generations of gamers around the globe. From Koji Kondo's iconic “Super Mario Bros.™ Ground Background Music” and “The Legend of Zelda™ Main Theme” to The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks themes and New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii™ themes, the iconic pieces in the book series represent two and a half decades of Nintendo® video game favorites.

The Easy Piano arrangements are simplified to make them enjoyable for novice piano players, whereas the Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos book features note-for-note transcriptions for solo piano performance. The Solo Guitar performance book is arranged in easy guitar keys at the easy-intermediate level, with full notation and TAB. All pieces in the series are suitable for recitals, concerts, and solo performances. Adding to the fun, graphics from the corresponding games grace each page of the sheet music.

Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.TM is one of the best-selling video games of all time, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide—second to its sister video game title, The Legend of ZeldaTM which boasts well over 52 million copies sold to date—and ported to all major Nintendo gaming consoles. The Super Mario Bros.TM theme, by world-renowned video game composer Koji Kondo, is arguably one of the most identifiable tunes in the world and considered a representation for video game music in general.

Super Mario Bros.TM and The Legend of ZeldaTM in Easy Piano, Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos, and Solo Guitar TAB editions are now available at music retail stores and at alfred.com/Nintendo.

Titles: Super Mario Bros.™ Ground Background Music * Super Mario Bros.™ Underground Background Music * Super Mario Bros.™ Underwater Background Music * Super Mario Bros.™ Invincible Background Music * Super Mario Bros.™: The Lost Levels Ending * Super Mario Bros.™ 3 Map 1 * Super Mario Bros.™ 3 Ground Background Music * Super Mario Bros.™ 3 Boss of the Fortress * Super Mario Bros.™ 3 Skyship Background Music * Super Mario World™ Title * Super Mario World™ Castle Background Music * Dr. Mario™ Chill * Dr. Mario™ Title Background Music * Super Mario Kart™ Mario Circuit * Super Mario World™ 2 Yoshi's Island™ Athletic * Super Mario World™ 2 Yoshi's Island™ Ground Background Music * Super Mario 64™ Main Theme * Super Mario 64™ Water Land * Mario Kart™ 64 Circuit * Super Mario Sunshine™ Dolpic Town * New Super Mario Bros.™ Title * New Super Mario Bros.™ Giant Background Music * New Super Mario Bros.™ Battle Background Music 2 * New Super Mario Bros.™ Battle Background Music 1 * Super Mario Galaxy™ Ending Staff Credit Roll * Mario Kart™ Wii™ Rainbow Road * New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii™ Title * New Super Mario Bros.™

Titles: The Legend of Zelda™ Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™ Main Theme * Zelda II™: The Adventure of Link™ Title Theme * Zelda II™: The Adventure of Link™ Palace Music * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past Title Screen * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past Hyrule Castle Music * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past The Dark World * The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Princess Zelda's Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Hyrule Field * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Lost Woods (Saria's Song) * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Gerudo Valley * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time Song of Storms * The Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask Prelude of Majora's Mask * The Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask Termina Field * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker Dragon Roost Island * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker Ocean Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker Molgera * The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Adventures Village of the Blue Maiden Restored * The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Adventures Field Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Hyrule Field Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Hidden Village * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Midna's Lament * The Legend of Zelda™: Phantom Hourglass Ciela's Parting Words * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Field Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Train Travel (Main Theme) * The Legend of Zelda™: Triforce Fanfare * The Legend of Zelda™: Correct Solution * The Legend of Zelda™: Whistle of Warp.

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