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Selections from the Harry PotterTM Complete Film Series Instrumental Solos Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, expands its acclaimed Instrumental Solo series with the release of Selections from the Harry PotterTM Complete Film Series. The books feature some of the most memorable music from every film in the widely popular film series composed by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat. The series is available for wind and string instruments, levels 2 – 3, arranged by Bill Galliford, Ethan Neuburg, and Tod Edmondson.

Each of the sixteen carefully arranged songs capture the essence of the films, with song favorites including “Double Trouble,” “Farewell to Dobby,” “Fireworks,” “Harry’s Wondrous World,” “Hedwig’s Theme,” “Obliviate,” “Statues,” and many more. All instrument books include a fully orchestrated and instrument-specific accompaniment MP3 CD, with a demo track followed by a play-along track. The included tempo change software features the ability to change the speed of the recordings without changing the pitch – slow the tempo down for practice or speed it up to performance tempo. Additionally, all books come with several pages of production stills that capture dramatic and exciting moments from the blockbuster movie series.

The Harry PotterTM Complete Film Series Instrumental Solos series for wind instruments is arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Horn in F, Trombone, and optional Piano Accompaniment. All wind instrument arrangements are fully compatible and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos and are appropriate for students who have completed the first book of any standard band method.

The Harry PotterTM Complete Film Series Instrumental Solos series for strings is arranged for Violin, Viola, and Cello. All string instrument arrangements are fully compatible and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos. Each book includes piano accompaniments and a removable string part.

Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind and string instrument arrangements are not compatible with each other in this series. Alfred also offers several other sheet music arrangements, collections, and ensemble arrangements for the Harry PotterTM film series.

Selections from the Harry PotterTM Complete Film Series Instrumental Solos for wind and string instruments are now available from $12.99 - $18.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com.

Titles: Double Trouble * Family Portrait * Farewell to Dobby * Fawkes the Phoenix * Fireworks * Harry in Winter * Harry’s Wondrous World * Hedwig’s Theme * Hogwarts’ Hymn * Hogwarts’ March * Leaving Hogwarts * Lily’s Theme * Obliviate * Statues * A Window to the Past * Wizard Wheezes