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Alfred Music Publishing Expands its Decade by Decade Series with 100 Years

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, May 07, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Decade by Decade: 100 Years, an Easy Piano collection over 250 pages worth of the most universally beloved songs from an entire century of popular music, arranged by the internationally acclaimed piano arranger, Dan Coates.

Decade by Decade: 100 Years equips pianists with a diverse array of songs that are poised to delight any audience. One hundred years of hits from classic standards to smash hit singles and movie themes are included, such as “Yankee Doodle Boy,” “Danny Boy,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Rock Around the Clock,” “It’s My Party,” “Hotel California,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “A Whole New World,” “Need You Now,” and much more.

The great sounding, easy-to-play arrangements in this folio feature Coates’ unique talent of coaxing lush, professional sounds that are surprisingly simple to master, even for the casual hobbyist. Fun facts about each piece are included to broaden understanding of pop music history and to put all of these mega-hits into perspective. For practice, performance, or pleasure, this handy and valuable volume contains songs that every pianist should have in their repertoire. All song arrangements include lyrics and chord symbols.

As one of Alfred’s most prolific authors, Dan Coates has arranged thousands of popular music titles since 1976. Composers and artists such as John Williams, Burt Bacharach and Elton John, have expressed total confidence in Dan's ability to create outstanding piano arrangements that retain the essence of the original music. He has arranged everything from movie, television and Broadway themes to chart-topping pop and rock titles. In addition to creating piano arrangements for players of all levels, Dan also composes original music for student pianists.

Decade by Decade: 100 Years (00-39251) is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.